'OZone Email Newsletter for January 2019

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In the JANUARY 2019 Issue of the 'OZone,
WWOZ's monthly newsletter:
Jazz Fest Turns 50 | Danny Barker Fest Live Streams | Film Series: Seeing Music | Our Show Hosts' Favorite Recordings of 2018 | In Memoriam 2018 | Show Host Spotlight: Brian Jones | Volunteer Spotlight: Lintz Rivera Adams | Recipe: Preserved Lemons | Quick Links

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Jazz Fest Sign

Jazz Fest turns 50.
Photo by Jamell Tate

Jazz Fest Turns 50

Jazz Fest turns 50 years old this year, and in celebration, we're opening the vaults! We'll be re-airing rare live Jazz Fest recordings from the Archive of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation. We'll also be presenting special Jazz Fest content all throughout 2019, including Jazz Fest 50 Time Capsules, Flashbacks, and historic photos. This project is made possible by our generous sponsors: The Helis Foundation, The Goldring Family Foundation, The Remedy Room, The Ruth U. Fertel Foundation, The Derbes Foundation, Goldfarb Financial, The National World War II Museum, and special thanks to The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation

» 'OZ Celebrates Jazz Fest 50

Detroit Brooks

Barker Fest organizer Detroit Brooks.
Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee

Danny Barker Fest Live Streams

Join us for live audio and video streams from the Danny Barker Banjo & Guitar Festival on Saturday afternoon, January 12. These particular performances are part of a three-day series entitled "Danny Barker: A Life in Jazz" and take place on the 3rd floor of the New Orleans Jazz Museum.

» Danny Barker Fest streams

Brass Pass 2019  

Tarriona Tank Ball

Tarriona "Tank" Ball.
Photo by Stafford

Film Series: Seeing Music

"Seeing Music," a monthly music documentary series presented by the New Orleans Film Society, begins on February 5th with the screening of Closeup: Tank and the Bangas. The screening will be followed by a conversation with Tank & the Bangas, director Charlie Steiner of WWOZ, and moderator Derrick Freeman. Tickets are $10 for the public, $2 for WWOZ members. WWOZ members, keep an eye on your email for a promo code coming your way!

» Film Series: Seeing Music

Vinyl Lives

Vinyl Lives!

Our Show Hosts' Favorite Recordings of 2018

WWOZ's show hosts have compiled lists of their favorite recordings from 2018. Before we get too far into 2019, take a minute and let those-in-the-know help you catch up on amazing music that you might have missed.

» 'OZ Show Hosts' Favorite Recordings of 2018

Henry Butler

Henry Butler.
Photo by Leon Morris

In Memoriam 2018

The New Orleans music and cultural communities lost a number of talented and influential individuals in 2018. Here, we remember some of those who passed away in the last year, including Arthur "Mr. Okra" Robinson, Henry Butler, Tee Eva Perry Adams, Charles Neville, Leslie "Lazy Lester" Johnson, and WWOZ show host Billy Delle, among others. Rest in peace.

» Remembering those we lost in 2018

Photo exhibit  

The Minister of Swing

The Minister of Swing.

Show Host Spotlight: Brian Jones

In the late 1990’s, we first met Brian Jones, the Minister of Swing and host of "Hep Cat's Ball" on Sundays from 6-8 pm. Brian started to sub on late night and overnight shifts in 2004. He then programmed multiple traditional jazz shows after Katrina, until their respective show hosts returned to the city; he did his first official late night show in February 2006. He officially became the host of "Hep Cat's Ball" in June 2016. It was Brian's passion for movies that led him to music of the Swing era. He saw The Cotton Club as a teenager and continues to marvel at the compositions of Duke Ellington and Cab Calloway. When he's not on the air-waves, Brian works as the general manager of the Broad Theater.

» WWOZ Program Schedule

Lintz Rivera Adams

Lintz Rivera Adams.

Volunteer Spotlight: Lintz Rivera Adams

Lintz Rivera, Producer of Saturday’s Livewire music calendar, began volunteering at WWOZ around 2003. She credits our late show hosts Mark Hawkins and Bob French with encouraging her to join the WWOZ family. Lintz started assisting Fred Goodrich with filing documents while the station was still located in Armstrong Park. After we moved to the French Market Building in 2006, Lintz traded up for a producer’s hat and began to read the Livewire. Our listeners appreciate the enthusiastic delivery of Saturday’s music calendar from this school teacher, athlete and polyglot. Thanks, Ms. Lintz!

» Volunteer at WWOZ


Recipe: Preserved Lemons

Preserved lemons are a great, handy condiment to have on hand. While they are best known as an ingredient in North African tagines, they can give lots of dishes that little something extra. Use them in pasta, sauces, and anywhere else that calls for savory lemon flavor, like salads, fried seafood, or potatoes. You can buy preserved lemons from specialty retailers, but they're very simple to make and a great way to use lemons while they're in season. All it requires is a little patience and a pile of lemons.

» Recipe: Preserved Lemons


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