'OZone Email Newsletter for February 2020


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In the FEBRUARY 2020 Issue of the 'OZone,
WWOZ's monthly newsletter:
Report to the Community for 2019 | Celebrate Ernie K-Doe's Birthday February 22 with Rare Archived Shows | CD-47 on Video | Lineup for the 51st Jazz Fest | French Quarter Fest Lineup | (Former) Show Host Spotlight: Jason Goodman | It's Mardi Gras Time! | Recipe: Bloody Marys by the Gallon | Quick Links

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Beth Arroyo Utterback

Beth Arroyo Utterback.

Report to the Community for 2019

To all Guardians of the Groove, from WWOZ General Manager Beth Arroyo Utterback: "I am thrilled and proud to share with you WWOZ's brand new Report to the Community for 2019. It's hard to believe that our beloved station accomplished so much in one short year---but we did---thanks to our incredible show hosts, staff, volunteers, musicians, board and supporters like you! Please take a few moments to read our report. I think you'll agree--this is a WOW! Yours in the Groove, Beth."

» Read the entire report


K-Doe at WWOZ

Celebrate Ernie K-Doe's Birthday February 22 with Rare Archived Shows

To celebrate Ernie K-Doe’s birthday on Saturday, February 22, we're scheduling a marathon of classic Ernie-K-Doe programs that originally aired on WWOZ in the 1980s. Many of Ernie's old shows have been copied on cassette and circulated among collectors, but these rare recordings will be digital copies mastered from the original reel-to-reel studio tapes, which have been preserved by the Archive of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, and have not been circulated. Tune is from 2 to 8p on February 22: it's a great way to spend the Saturday afternoon before Mardi Gras!

» Re-airing Ernie K-Doe shows


Still from video

See Video Tracks from WWOZ's "We Live" Membership CD 47

Last fall, we released We Live, number 47 in our series of CDs derived from our live broadcasts. As it happens, we video recorded 5 of the 12 songs on We Live, including performances by John 'Papa' Gros, the Bo-Keys, Mofongo, Papa Mali & Roderick Paulin. Check out all 5 videos at the link below, and remember, there's only one way to get your copy: become a WWOZ member.

» CD-47 videos

» Get CD-47 by becoming a member today

Trombone Shorty

Trombone Shorty at JF.
Photo by Black Mold

Lineup for the 51st Jazz Fest

Jazz Fest begins its second half-century with an 8-day lineup that's received rave reviews. The list of performers includes dozens of New Orleans and Louisiana favorites, plus really famous rock stars like the Who and the Beach Boys, legendary acts like Chick Corea and the Isley Brothers, and tributes to Dr. John, Art Neville, and Dave Bartholomew (the last by the Dirty Dozen). All the fun happens Thursday, April 23 through Sunday, April 26 and Thursday, April 30 through Sunday, May 3.

» Jazz Fest's Lineup Poster

Brass Pass 2020  

Tarriona Ball

Tarriona "Tank" Ball.
Photo by Black Mold

French Quarter Fest Lineup

The music lineup for the 2020 edition of French Quarter Fest is out! This year's festival happens April 16-19 at stages throughout the French Quarter. More than 300 acts will hit 25 stages, including 31 new-to-the-festival artists. Artists making their debut this year include Rickie Lee Jones, Loose Cattle, and Erika Flowers. Returning fan favorites include Tank & the Bangas, Irma Thomas, John Boutte, Amanda Shaw and many more.

» Announcement video and line up

Jason Goodman

Jason Goodman.
Photo by Maryse Dejean

(Former) Show Host Spotlight: Jason Goodman

It’s always a treat when former volunteers visit WWOZ after many years. We were excited to spend time with former show host Jason Goodman, musician and avid record collector, during the second week of February. He alternated with The Doctor on Friday’s New Orleans Music Show during the mid-1990s and was known as "Jason G" while on air. Jason now shares his vast knowledge of blues and New Orleans music as a guest host with avid listeners on Melbourne, Australia’s community radio airwaves. We wish you continued success, Jason G. Thank you for all the good vibes!

» Volunteer at WWOZ

Oshun parade

Oshun parade Uptown.
Photo by Stafford

It's Mardi Gras Time!

Carnival season is on! Krewe du Vieux just happened, and the first weekend of Uptown parades start rolling on Friday with Oshun (named for a Yoruba goddess), followed by the all-female Krewe of Cleopatra, then Alla. Click through for more on all the Orleans Parish parades.

» Mardi Gras parade shedule

Bloody Marys

Bloody Marys.

Recipe: Bloody Marys by the Gallon

Occasions like Mardi Gras parades and music festivals seem to call for bloody marys. For your next such event, forgo the manufactured bloody mary mix and express yourself! It's worth the trouble if you're making a large batch, and there's a lot of room for culinary inspiration in bloody mary recipes.

» Recipe: Bloody Marys by the Gallon


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