'OZone Email Newsletter for December 2019



In the DECEMBER 2019 Issue of the 'OZone,
WWOZ's monthly newsletter:
End of Year Giving | Jazz Now Shows from the Jazz & Heritage Center | Louisiana Folk Artist Profiles | Two-Week Archive: Broadcast from J&M Studio Location | 19 Videos for 2019 | 2019 in Photos | Show Host Profile: Black Mold | Recipe: Shrimp & Corn Bisque | Quick Links

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What's a birthday without cake?
Photo by Louis Crispino

End of Year Giving, 2019-Style

For the past 39 years, your support has helped us preserve New Orleans musical history and culture heritage, a fact we celebrated during last week's birthday broadcast. Help us keep it up for another 39 years: make your tax deductible gift and join the Guardians of the Groove today! It allows us to bring you not only great radio, but live video streams, the two-week on-demand archive, the Livewire music calendar and your other favorite WWOZ programming.

» Support WWOZ

» 39th birthday broadcast photos

Lawrence Sieberth

Lawrence Sieberth.
Photo by Ken Maldonado

"Jazz Now" Shows from the Jazz & Heritage Center

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation's "Jazz Now" series continues through this weekend at the George & Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center; performers include Ricky Sebastian, Byron Asher, Lawrence Sieberth, and Clarence Johnson. We'll be live video streaming on the evenings of Wednesday December 11 (Ricky Sebastian's tribute to Jaco Pastorious) and Friday December 13 (Lawrence Sieberth Quartet, both sets).

» "Jazz Now" video streams

Leyla McCalla

Leyla McCalla.
Photo by Louis Crispino

Louisiana Folk Artist Profiles

The Folk Alliance International Conference comes to New Orleans in January, and WWOZ has partnered with the good people at the conference to give shoutouts to the Louisiana-based "Official Showcase" artists and the work they’re doing to strengthen the arts community in Louisiana. Artist profiled so far include Leyla McCalla, Sean Ardoin, Luke Winslow King, Benny Amón & more.

» Louisiana folk artist profiles

Neil Pellegrin

Neil Pellegrin.
Photo by Kichea S. Burt

Two-Week Archive: Broadcast from J&M Studio Location

To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the recording of Fats Domino's debut single "The Fat Man," Neil Pellegrin recently hosted the '50s R&B Show from 838/840 N. Rampart St. in New Orleans--the former home of J&M Studio, where Cosimo Matassa recorded Fats and so many others. Thanks to our two-week archive, through December 23 you can re-stream the show, which included, in addition to lots of great music, several never-before-aired interview clips from folks involved in the original J&M Studio recordings.

» Two Week Archive link

» More about J&M Studio

Groove Gala Prints  

Layla Musselwhite

Layla Musselwhite.
Photo by Bill Sasser

19 Videos for 2019

WWOZ's Video team was on the street and around town all year recording Mardi Gras Indians, second lines, and performances galore, including Layla Musselwhite, Sonny Landreth, Sweet Crude, Meschiya Lake and more. Here are 19 of our favorites from among the videos we released in 2019.

» 19 Videos for 2019

» WWOZ's YouTube channel

Mobetta Brown

Maurice "Mobetta" Brown at Jazz Fest.
Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee

2019 in Photos

From among thousands of shots provided by our amazing volunteer photographers, we've selected about 120 for this end-of-year gallery. Check out the best from this year's in-studio performances, festivals, parades, membership drives, and other events. Big thanks to all the volunteer photographers whose work is represented in this amazing Flickr set.

» 2019 in photos

Black Mold

Growing in the corner.

Show Host Profile: Black Mold

Last week, WWOZ show host Black Mold celebrated his 30th year on the air with us, currently as host of Friday night's 7-10p "Music of Mass Distraction", and every other week (alternating with Bill DeTurk) on Friday’s New Orleans Music Show, 11a-2p. He remembers listening to OZ when the station first went on the air in 1980. Later, personalities like Billy Delle, Duke-a-Paducah and Gentilly, Jr. drew him to Armstrong Park, where the station was then located. "I had never done radio before," he says smiling "[but] I had always been fascinated by radio as a medium." Black Mold wants to stay "behind the curtain" but agrees that a shout-out in honor of his 30th anniversary would "be alright!" Thanks, Mold, for the 30 years of Mass(ively) entertaining Distractions.

» Three decades of Black Mold

Shrimp Corn Bisque

Shrimp & Corn Bisque.

Recipe: Shrimp & Corn Bisque

Winter's cold, even in Louisiana. So here's something to warm you up. A key to a good bisque is to have tasty stock, so we take the time here to make one from shrimp shells and heads.

» Recipe: Shrimp & Corn Bisque


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