'OZone Email Newsletter for May, 2017

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In the May 2017 Issue of the 'OZone,
WWOZ's monthly newsletter:
Piano Night 2017 | Starting Tomorrow: Jazz Fest | Jazz Fest Live Broadcasts | Give Now: GiveNOLA Day | Livewire Music Calendar for Jazz Fest Nights | Entergy Supports WWOZ's Cuttin' Class | Recipe: Joe Krown's Dry Rub Baby Back Ribs | Quick Links

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Piano Night 2017

Marcia Ball.

Marcia Ball at Piano Night.

Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee

We hope you can join us for our annual fund-raiser, WWOZ Piano Night, which will happen Monday, May 1 at 7pm, House of Blues, New Orleans. The 29th edition of Piano Night is subtitled "Back to the Roots" and for good reason. This Piano Night will return to its concept: solo pianists, playing one at a time on the main stage at the HOB. As usual, Piano Night will feature a great line-up of players, each of whom is a torch-bearer of the New Orleans Piano Tradition. They include Ellis Marsalis, Marcia Ball, Joe Krown, David Torkanowsky, Tom McDermott, Josh Paxton, John Gros, Tom Worrell, and Al "Lil Fats" Jackson.

» WWOZ Piano Night 2017

Starting Tomorrow: Jazz Fest

Pedrito Martinez

Pedrito Martinez at Jazz Fest

Photo by Kichea S. Burt

Jazz Fest 2017 kicks off at the Fair Grounds tomorrow, April 28, and as ever, WWOZ will have strong presence! The pop and rock stars get disproportionate amounts of attention, but Jazz Fest's true character is all about the hundreds jazz, blues, and folk artists, many of them Louisiana-based, that grace its dozen stages. This year's fest also features a celebration of Cuban culture, with food items like ropa vieja and tostones, and musicians like Daymé Arocena and Pedrito Martinez, both of whom are slated for our live broadcast (see below).

» Jazz Fest 2017


Jazz Fest Live Broadcasts

Joey Alexander

Joey Alexander.

Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee

During all seven days of Jazz Fest, we'll be live broadcasting exciting performances from the Blues, Jazz, and Economy Hall tents. So far, the broadcast list includes (in addition to the Cuban artists mentioned above) the Joey Alexander Trio; Lil’ Buck Sinegal with Barbara Lynn; a Buckwheat Zydeco tribute with Nathan Williams, C.J. Chenier, and Corey Ledet; and SFJAZZ Collective playing the music of Miles Davis. Click through for more details.

Jazz Fest Live Broadcast Schedule

Give Now: GiveNOLA Day

GiveNOLA Day



GiveNOLA Day is a charitable giving event designed to to inspire generous giving to the many nonprofit organizations (like 'OZ) that help create our vibrant community. And while GiveNOLA Day is nominally Tuesday, May 2, the donation system is already up and running, so you can make a donation to WWOZ right now.

» GiveNOLA Day Is Live Now!

Livewire Music Calendar for Jazz Fest Nights

Anders Osborne

Anders Osborne plays at Tips tonight.

Photo by Black Mold

From Anders Osborne at Tipitina's (tonight, April 27!) to the Hot 8 at the Howlin' Wolf on May 7, get the scoop on the hundreds of Jazz Fest season night shows all over town. A few more gems from the Livewire: Red Baraat at Gasa Gasa (April 28); Jon Cleary, Eric Benny Bloom & Friends present a Tribute to Lee Dorsey at Preservation Hall (May 3); and the John "Papa" Gros Band, Honey Island Swamp Band plus Eric Lindell at Rock n' Bowl (May 5).

 » Livewire Music Calendar

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Entergy Supports WWOZ's Cuttin' Class

KIPP Middle School

KIPP Middle School at 'OZ.

Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee

We'd like to take this chance to thank Entergy New Orleans, sponsor of Cuttin' Class, our series of live in-studio performances by middle and high school students from the Greater New Orleans area. Entergy's generous support allows us to continue helping the dedicated educators who mentor our community's young musicians.

 » Thanks, Entergy!

Recipe: Joe Krown's Dry Rub Baby Back Ribs

Joe Krown

Joe Krown at WWOZ

Photo by Blake McGlaun

No matter where you live, summer is barbecue season. These savory, spicy ribs, from a recipe by WWOZ Piano Night artist Joe Krown, fit the bill. It's his contribution to That Sounds Good: A Cookbook Celebrating 30 Years of WWOZ.

 » Joe Krown's Dry Rub Baby Back Ribs


WWOZ Quick Links

The WWOZ Hospitality Tent would like to thank Brass Pass holders and ThePlantGallery for their support.

Shop WWOZ: The 'OZ Swamp Shop is open and chock full of WWOZ gear.

New Orleans Music Calendar: Live music is the lifeblood of New Orleans. Check out the Livewire music calendar to find out who's playing where.

WWOZ Elsewhere on the Web: Become a fan of 'OZ on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Pledge/Renew Now: Support WWOZ—and the music you love!

WWOZ broadcasts from  the French Market on the banks of the Mississippi.

Air time: 
Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 9:00am

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