'OZone Email Newsletter for August 2019

 Dr John 2nd Line on Basin Street

In the AUGUST 2019 Issue of the 'OZone,
WWOZ's monthly newsletter:
WWOZ Groove Gala Happens September 5 | In Memoriam: Art Neville | Satchmo SummerFest Preview Videos | Award Season Update | Show Host Profile: Soul Sister | Volunteer Profile: Murv Granderson | Recipe: Fresh Peach Pie | Quick Links

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Doreen Ketchens

Doreen Ketchens in the Tableau courtyard.
Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee

WWOZ Groove Gala Happens September 5

Help us guard the groove! Join us in the French Quarter for the 2nd Annual WWOZ Groove Gala on Thursday, September 5. With our partners Dickie Brennan's Tableau and Le Petit Theater, we'll again host this indoor music festival featuring performances by Irma Thomas, Lena Prima, Amanda Shaw, the Storyville Stompers, Doreen Ketchens, Gerald French, John "Papa" Gros and Al "Lil' Fats" Jackson. Bust out that festival gear, practice your second line steps, and get ready for a party!

» WWOZ Groove Gala Tickets

Art Neville

Art Neville in 2008.
Photo by Leon Morris

In Memoriam: Art Neville

Vocalist and keyboardist Art "Poppa Funk" Neville passed away on Monday, July 22 at the age of 81. As a founding member of funk legends The Meters and The Neville Brothers, Art Neville was a key architect of the New Orleans funk sound. The WWOZ family sends its best wishes to his family and friends, and our appreciation for the many years of groundbreaking music he gave us.

» In Memoriam: Art Neville

Corey Henry

Corey Henry.
Photo by Michele Goldfarb

Satchmo SummerFest Preview Videos

During the past week, we've had several local artists preview their Satchmo SummerFest appearances in our studio. Check out video of performances by the Palmetto Bug Stompers, the Garden of Joy, Corey Henry & the Treme Funktet, and the Nayo Jones Experience. Satchmo SummerFest returns to the New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint this weekend, August 2-4.

» Satchmo preview videos

Press Club Awards image

Award Season Update

Last Saturday evening, at the 61st Annual Excellence in Journalism Awards sponsored by the Press Club of New Orleans, WWOZ received two first place nods, for Best Use of Facebook and Feature Videography. And last month, the New York Festivals Radio Awards honored us with the Bronze award for Information/Documentary for our Tricentennial Music Moments series. Thanks to those organizations for recognizing our efforts, and thanks to the greatest listeners in the world, whose support makes those efforts possible.

» WWOZ Wins Two Press Club of NO Awards

Groove Gala print  

Melissa Weber

Melissa Weber.
Photo by Kichea S. Burt

Show Host Profile: Soul Sister

Congratulations to Melissa Weber, the new curator of the Hogan Jazz Archive at Tulane University, effective August 12. A New Orleans native who performs as DJ Soul Sister, Melissa is a two-time Big Easy Entertainment Awards winner and a 25-year veteran of WWOZ's air waves, where she debuted at the age of 18. She's currently earning an M.A. in musicology at Tulane. Catch her show, Soul Power, Saturday nights from 8-10pm.

» WWOZ Program Schedule

Murv Granderson

Murv Granderson.

Volunteer Profile: Murv Granderson

Murv Granderson has been tuning his radio to 90.7 FM since "almost the beginning," as he puts it. Murv enjoys both listening to and volunteering at WWOZ because it's a one-of-a-kind institution. Murv is an avid listener of all kinds of music, with especially keen interests in jazz and blues. He hears new & intriguing music on WWOZ that he's never heard before, so he keeps listening and he keeps volunteering. Thanks, Murv for all your contributions of volunteer power!

» Volunteer at WWOZ

Peach Pie

Peach Pie.

Recipe: Fresh Peach Pie

This fancy, fresh peach pie serves up ripe seasonal peaches, cinnamon, nutmeg, and sweetness in a delicate and flaky French butter crust. It's like your best summertime memories, baked into a classic double crust and served with a scoop of vanilla.

» Recipe: Fresh Peach Pie


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Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:15am

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