'OZone Email Newsletter for September 2017

Marching band

In the SEPTEMBER 2017 Issue of the 'OZone,
WWOZ's monthly newsletter:
Fall Second Line Season Is Under Way | New Concert Series from the NOJ&HF | Volunteer Spotlight: Arlene Hines | Show Host Spotlight: Murf Reeves | Free Music Education Programs from the NOJ&HF | Baby's Coffee Shout Out | Recipe: New Orleans-Style Cold Brew Ice Coffee | Quick Links

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Good Fellas Social Aid & Pleasure Club

Good Fellas Social Aid & Pleasure Club.
Photo by Judy Cooper

Fall Second Line Season Is Under Way

Late last month Valley of Silent Men kicked off the 2017/18 Second Line Season; check out our video if you missed it. Coming up: Young Men Olympians 2-hour parade on September 10, Good Fellas on September 17, and YMO's 4-hour parade on September 24. Get your route sheets and get out there with the 8th season of Takin' It to the Streets, WWOZ's coverage of Social Aid & Pleasure Club and Mardi Gras Indian events.

» Takin' It to the Streets

» Valley of Silent Men video

James Rivers

James Rivers.
Photo by Kichea S. Burt

New Concert Series from the NOJ&HF

On September 16, the James Rivers Movement kicks off the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation's new annual concert series: 13 shows featuring hometown musicians performing in an eclectic mix of styles including modern and traditional jazz, soul, Latin and a show or two that defy categories. Admission is free, no tickets or advance registration are required, and there is no reserved seating.

» First Annual Jazz & Heritage Concert Series

Brass Pass 2018  

Arlene Hines

Arlene Hines on the phone bank.

Volunteer Spotlight: Arlene Hines

Arlene Hines’ daughter Babbette and son-in-law Carlos introduced her to WWOZ online long before she moved to the Crescent City from her hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio. "I love the music, the people, the acceptance!" says Arlene. She found her niche at WWOZ over five years ago and keeps a regular schedule at the station as an off-air volunteer. Last month Arlene contributed 330 hours to operations support and we thank her for all she does!

» Volunteer at 'OZ

We need volunteers for our Fall Membership Drive, October 17-24! Contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Maryse Dejean.

» Volunteer for the Fall Drive

Murf Reeves

Murf Reeves in the studio.
Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee

Show Host Spotlight: Murf Reeves

Murf Reeves, host of Monday’s New Orleans Music Show from 11am to 2pm, refers to himself as a "music dork". In addition to music, he has a keen interest in literature and food. He is a chef, a bartender and former drummer. Murf started volunteering at WWOZ in 2001—the second day after he moved to New Orleans! He took a break and came back in 2008. Murf has been listening to music ever since his high school years in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, so becoming a show host fits right in with his desire to share the good grooves he discovers.​

» Check out Murf's latest blog, "Diggin' In The Crates"

Class Got Brass

Students at the NOJHF's Class Got Brass Competition.
Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee

Free Music Education Programs from the NOJ&HF

On Saturday, September 9, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation will host auditions for new students interested in joining its free program, the Don "Moose" Jamison Heritage School of Music. The same day, prospective students will be interviewed for a new free program for first-time music learners, HSM Beginners.

» Details on the the NOJ&HF's free music ed programs

Planned Giving  


Olga and Gary of Baby's Coffee.
Photo by Charlie Steiner

Baby's Coffee Shout Out

The ebullient Gary Teplitsky and his serene wife Olga Manosalvas of Baby’s Coffee stopped by the station on the first day of Satchmo Fest. They’ve been blending coffee since 1991 and have kept WWOZ caffeinated for over a decade now. The couple had a real estate and restoration business before they fell in love with Key West during one of their trips through Florida. They realized that moving there called for a new line of work so they took stock of their skills. Gary was good at fixing barbecue and he liked coffee. Olga flipped a quarter, heads for barbecue and tails for coffee, and then she told Gary "You're roasting coffee!" Thanks for your longtime support, Gary and Olga!

» More about Baby's Coffee

Ice coffee

Recipe: New Orleans-Style Cold Brew Ice Coffee

Speaking of coffee.... Cold brew coffee has never been more popular. Lots of people are discovering something New Orleanians have known for a long time: cold brew makes the best ice coffee. It's dead simple (and just a little bit messy) to make your own cold brewed coffee.

» Recipe: New Orleans-Style Cold Brew Ice Coffee


WWOZ Quick Links

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.

When we stream live video, you can see it here.

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!

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Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 9:00am

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