'OZone Email Newsletter for March 2020


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In the MARCH 2020 Issue of the 'OZone,
WWOZ's monthly newsletter:
Join Our Number | It's WWOZ's Groovapedia | Piano Night Happens April 27 | Chanteuse: Celebrating New Orleans Women in Music, March 5-14 | Show Host Spotlight: Scott Borne | Takin' It to the Streets All March Long | Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival, Mar 28–29 | Brass Pass Pick Up | Recipe: Tasso Pasta | Quick Links

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Margie Perez

Margie Perez at WWOZ.
Photo by Carrie Booher

Join Our Number

Tune in March 5-13 for our Spring Membership Drive, during which the brightest stars in the New Orleans musical universe will enchant our airwaves (and our live video stream) with singular performances. Show your support and commitment by joining the Guardians of the Groove Brass Band and help us keep sweet and funky tunes flowing around the globe 24-7.

» Join the Guardians of the Groove


It's WWOZ's Groovapedia

Check out the beta version of a new feature we call Groovapedia: a collection of links and specialized search functions (a portal, if you will) that provides easy access to our ever-growing collections of video, audio, and music history content. Beware: it's kind of addicting and there are many (entertaining & engaging) rabbit holes to explore.

» Check out Groovapedia

» About WWOZ's Groovapedia

Ellis Marsalis

Ellis Marsalis.
Photo by Michael E. McAndrew

Piano Night Happens April 27

WWOZ Piano Night is our flagship fund-raiser and has become a festival season tradition among New Orleans music lovers. Held on the Monday night between the two weekends of Jazz Fest, April 27, Piano Night has two goals: to honor & celebrate New Orleans piano traditions, and to raise funds to for WWOZ. This year's performers include Marcia Ball, Ellis Marsalis, Jon Cleary, Larry Sieberth, Eden Brent & more.

» Piano Night line up & ticket options

Germaine Bazzle

Germaine Bazzle.
Photo by Kichea S. Burt

Chanteuse: Celebrating New Orleans Women in Music, March 5-14

Occasioned by women's history month, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation presents a concert series entitled Chanteuse: Celebrating New Orleans Women in Music. Performers include Germaine Bazzle, the Lilli Lewis Project, Alexis and the Samurai with special guest Alexandra Scott, Cyrille Aimée, Maggie Koerner, and Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns. All events are free and will take place at the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center on N. Rampart during March 5-14.

» Chanteuse schedule details

Brass Pass 2020

Scott Borne

Scott Borne.
Photo by Leona Strassberg Steiner

Show Host Spotlight: Scott Borne

Scott Borne hosts WWOZ's Morning Set every Thursday from 6-9 am, a slot he's occupied since 2006, bringing adventurous and interesting new music to the Crescent City. He has also served on WWOZ's staff as Director of Music, working hard to develop our digital music database, and booking and producing broadcasts from many festivals. He also received the Jazzweek Jazz Programmer of the Year award in 2015. At the end of January, Scott stepped down as Director of Music, while continuing his weekly early morning air shift. What’s next for Scott? Could more music be involved in his future? Judging from Scott’s big smile and twinkling eyes, it’s safe to say "Oh, yes!" In next month's 'OZone, we'll put the spotlight on our new Music Director, Murf Reeves, who is also a volunteer show host.

» WWOZ Program Schedule

Single Men SAPC

Single Men SAPC.
Photo by Eli Mergel

Takin' It to the Streets All March Long

Second line season heats up this month. The Keep 'N It Real Second Line happens on March 8; Single Men go on March 15, the same day as Uptown Super Sunday. Finally, St. Joseph's Night is Thursday, March 19. Keep up with all of it with WWOZ's Takin' It to the Streets.

» Route sheets & more from Takin' It to the Streets

Sean Ardoin

Sean Ardoin.
Photo by Louis Crispino

Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival, Mar 27–29

The 14th annual Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival happens March 27-29; it's the only New Orleans festival that exclusively celebrates and presents Cajun and Zydeco music. This year's festival features performances by BeauSoleil, Sean Ardoin, Corey Ledet, Lil’ Nathan, Jeffery Broussard and more! New this year: on Friday, March 27, the Foundation will host a free indoor concert made for dancing at the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center. At 8pm, Yvette Landry & the Jukes, with special guest Warren Storm, will perform. At 9pm, the Magnolia Sisters will take the stage. Admission is free, and doors open at 7:30pm

» Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival

Derek Smalls

Derek Smalls rocks a Brass Pass.
Photo by Charlie Steiner

Brass Pass Pick Up

If you bought a Brass Pass for Jazz Fest 2020 (thanks much!), you can pick it up starting later this month, in accordance with the instructions at the link below. Also, note that we no longer do Brass Pass pick up at the station; instead, the last distributions before Jazz Fest will be held during French Quarter Fest (Apr 17-19) at the Louisiana Music Factory.

» Brass Pass pick up information

Tasso Pasta

Tasso Pasta.

Recipe: Tasso Pasta

Tasso--cajun cured pork shoulder--has great flavor that works well with a rich sauce, as in this pasta recipe, which also includes tomatoes, cream, and Pecorino-Romano.

» Recipe: Tasso Pasta


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Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:15am

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