'OZone Email Newsletter for April 2018

In the APRIL 2018 Issue of the 'OZone,
WWOZ's monthly newsletter:
Piano Night Happens April 30 | Coming Soon to the Fair Grounds! | Catch French Quarter Fest on WWOZ | Tricentennial Music Moments: Louis Prima's "Sheik of Araby" | Spring Membership Drive: Thank You! | Pick Up Your Brass Pass | Volunteer Spotlight: Tommy Boehm | Show Host Spotlight: Hazel the Delta Rambler | Recipe: Crawfish Pasta with Cream Sauce | Quick Links

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Davell Crawford

Davell Crawford at Piano Night.
Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee

Piano Night Happens April 30

WWOZ Piano Night will happen for the 30th time on Monday, April 30 at the House of Blues, New Orleans. Piano Night is the flagship benefit for WWOZ 90.7FM and has become a tradition among New Orleans music lovers and loyal fans all over the world. As ever, Piano Night will feature a splendid line-up of players, each of whom is a torch-bearer of the New Orleans Piano Tradition. They include, among others, Ellis Marsalis, Marcia Ball, Davell Crawford, Joe Krown, Jon Cleary, Tom McDermott, and Henry Gray. Click through for the full lineup.

» Get Piano Night tickets

Trombone Shorty

Trombone Shorty at Jazz Fest.
Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee

Coming Soon to the Fair Grounds!

Jazz Fest is just over three weeks from Friday— woohoo! The cubes were released last week, so you can start planning your days at the Fair Grounds now. If you’re not able to make it this year, or if you're going but can't be there every day, remember that WWOZ will be back broadcasting live from multiple stages every day of the festival. Once the broadcast schedule is finalized, we'll post all the info on wwoz.org. So tune in for one of the high points of WWOZ's broadcast year!

» Jazz Fest daily lineups

Meschiya Lake

Meschiya Lake plays Friday at FQF
Photo by Leon Morris

Catch French Quarter Fest on WWOZ

French Quarter Fest, America's largest free festival, returns April 12-15. And since WWOZ lives in the midst of this fest (we're located in the Quarter), we'll be doing a live broadcast, including acts playing on French Quarter Fest stages, as well as artists who stop by the station for impromptu performances and interviews.

» WWOZ Live during FQF

Brass Pass  

Louis Prima

Louis Prima.

Tricentennial Music Moments: Louis Prima's "Sheik of Araby"

We're celebrating 300 years of New Orleans with an on-going series of Tricentennial Music Moments, on-air and online, all year long. Learn more about the stories and people that have shaped the Crescent City. The latest episode looks at Louis Prima's 1957 risqué-for-its-day remake of "Sheik of Araby."

» Louis Prima's "Sheik of Araby"

Dianna Thompson

Volunteers Mike & Dianna Thompson during Spring Drive.
Photo by Michael McAndrew

Spring Membership Drive: Thank You!

Thanks to those who made our recent Spring Pledge Drive a fun, funky success. First up, those paragons of good taste, our listeners, Guardians of the Groove one and all. Thanks as well to all the volunteers, musicians, show hosts, food donors, photographers, and everyone else who made this pledge party a huge success. Check out the links below, for photos and videos of dozens of live acts.

» Pledge Drive Videos

» Photos

» The "thank you" list

Brass Pass

Pick Up Your Brass Pass

If you bought a Brass Pass for Jazz Fest 2018, thank you very much! You can pick it up today, April 4, from 11a-2p at Whole Foods on Magazine St, and at the Louisiana Music Factory on Frenchmen St. during French Quarter Fest, April 13-15, 11a to 7p. We'll also have Brass Pass pickup at the station on Thursdays and Fridays in April; click through for details. Starting April 27, pick up Brass Passes at the Sauvage Street entrance to Jazz Fest, 11a to 6p.

» Brass Pass pickup info

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

» Get a Brass Pass

Piano Night  

Tommy Boehm

Tommy Boehm during Pledge Drive.
Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee

Volunteer Spotlight: Tommy Boehm

​"I've been a volunteer since 2013," says Tommy Boehm. ​"I felt since I'd been a listener since the 80's it was time to step up for my favorite station. There's no place else that I find the camaraderie, family and complete group of like-minded people. [WWOZ has] so bright a future that I may need some OZ sunglasses." Well said, Tommy, and thanks for all the hours you've put in for 'OZ.

» Volunteer at WWOZ

Hazel Schlueter

Hazel the Delta Rambler.

Show Host Spotlight: Hazel the Delta Rambler

​When Hazel Schlueter programmed her first show on WWOZ on the second floor of Tipitina's in June 1981, she'd already been volunteering since 1980. "I think I have seniority as a host!" says Hazel. "I enjoy bringing old music to new listeners" she adds. "It keeps the traditions alive." Tune in to her Old Time Country and Bluegrass Show on Sunday mornings from 10am - Noon.

» WWOZ Program Schedule

Crawfish Pasta

Recipe: Crawfish Pasta with Cream Sauce

Among the hundreds of foods available at Jazz Fest, one of the perennial favorites is Crawfish Monica. We're looking forward to eating some at the Fair Grounds again this year. If you can't make it to Jazz Fest, this is a pretty fair substitute.

» Recipe: Crawfish Pasta with Cream Sauce


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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