'OZone Email Newsletter for March 2018

In the MARCH 2018 Issue of the 'OZone,
WWOZ's monthly newsletter:
Local Content & Service Report | WWOZ Piano Night, April 30 | WWOZ Tricentennial Music Moments | Join the Guardians of the Groove | Congo Square New World Rhythm Festival, March 3-4 | Pick Up Your Brass Pass | Sponsor Our Jazz Fest Live Broadcast | Recipe: Lenten "Gombo" from Lafcadio Hearn | Quick Links

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Content Service Report

Local Content & Service Report

Here's a document we want to share with all of our listeners: our Local Content & Service Report for 2017, which details what we do here at WWOZ, above and beyond our regular programming. It includes information on School Groove, Takin' It to the Streets, A Closer Walk New Orleans Music Map, our Video department, the ways we use social media, a slew of listener testimonials, and more. Happy reading!

» Local Content & Service Report PDF

Marcia Ball

Marcia Ball at Piano Night.
Photo by Bill Sasser

WWOZ Piano Night, April 30

WWOZ Piano Night returns for its 30th year on April 30 at the House of Blues. As always, Piano Night will feature a great line-up of players, each of whom is a torch-bearer of the New Orleans Piano Tradition. This year we'll also be honoring the life and music of Fats Domino. The lineup includes Ellis Marsalis, Marcia Ball, Jon Cleary, Joe Krown, Tom McDermott, Al 'Lil Fats' Jackson, Henry Gray, David Torkanowsky, & more.

» All about Piano Night

NO Opera Champion  



WWOZ Tricentennial Music Moments

New Orleans' Tricentennial celebration continues, as does our series of Tricentennial Music Moments. Check them out on-air and online, and learn about the moments, stories, and people who have shaped the Crescent City's musical history. Our latest batch includes Irma Thomas, Skull & Bones Gang, and Louis Armstrong as Zulu King.

» Latest Tricentennial Music Moments

Bonnie Cochrane

'OZ volunteer Bonnie Cochrane.
Photo by Kichea S. Burt

Join the Guardians of the Groove

Tune in for our Spring Membership Drive during March 13-23. The brightest stars in the New Orleans music universe will be out, making FUNd drive your chance to catch singular performances. Show your support and commitment by joining the Guardians of the Groove and help us keep cranking out the coolest hot-and-spicy tunes in the land.

» Join WWOZ


Hot 8 plays Sunday.
Photo by Kichea S. Burt

Congo Square Rhythms Festival, March 3-4

Mardi Gras Indians, African dance, brass bands, luscious jazz, soul-funk, Latin jazz and West African high life: they're all in store at the 11th annual Congo Square Rhythms Festival, presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation March 3-4 in Armstrong Park. The festival also features the Class Got Brass competition, Soul Food Court and music from Hot-8, Soul Rebels, Pinettes, and more, including Water Seed, who'll do a live "preview" set on WWOZ on Friday, March 2.

» Congo Square New World Rhythm Festival

» Preview: Water Seed at WWOZ

The Standard  

Brass Pass

Pick Up Your Brass Pass

If you've already bought a Brass Pass for Jazz Fest 2018 (thanks much!), you can pick it up according to the instructions here:

» Brass Pass pickup info

If you don't have your Brass Pass yet, what are you waiting for?

» Get a Brass Pass

Your Cousin Dimitri

Your Cousin Dimitri during last year's JF broadcast.
Photo by Olivia Greene

Sponsor Our Jazz Fest Live Broadcast

As always, we'll be live broadcasting from Jazz Fest 2018. During Jazz Fest, 'OZ listeners from around the world connect to the Fair Grounds over the air and online. We broadcast lots of live jazz, blues, zydeco and more, plus performer interviews and other features. Click through for more details on Jazz Fest broadcast sponsorship opportunities.

» Sponsorship Opportunities

Shrimp Gombo

Recipe: Lenten "Gombo" from Lafcadio Hearn

In the spirit of New Orleans' 300th anniversary, here's a different take on our monthly recipe: a pair of 19th-century Lenten recipes from Lafcadio Hearn's Creole Cookbook (1885). Hearn was an international travel writer who lived in New Orleans for a decade (1877-1887) and who helped create the popular perception of the city as culturally distinct from the rest of the US, having more in common with the Caribbean and Europe. In La Cuisine Creole: A Collection of Culinary Recipes (1885), Hearn published recipes he'd collected from chefs and home cooks around the city.

» Recipe: Lenten "Gombo" from Lafcadio Hearn


WWOZ Quick Links

Sponsor Our 2018 Jazz Fest Broadcast!: Click to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.

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.

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 9:00am

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