'OZone Email Newsletter for May 2020


Festing In Place

In the MAY 2020 Issue of the 'OZone,
WWOZ's monthly newsletter:
Jazz Festing in Place Wrap Up | Jazz Festing in Place Swag: Available through May 17 | In Memoriam: Jesse Hathorne | OnlineWire Virtual Gig Calendar | Explore with WWOZ's Groovapedia | Classic Jazz Fest Recipes | Quick Links

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a Fester in Place

Jazz Festing in Place Wrap Up

We're grasping for words--amazed, overwhelmed, completely blown away--by the response to our recent Jazz Festing in Place broadcasts, which aired April 23-26 and April 30-May 3. 'OZ listeners submitted 1000+ photos as they fested in place around the world; four of them make up the header image above, and you can see them all in our super-colossal photo gallery. The final version of our Cubes recaps the entire 8 days of amazing archival sets. Finally, you can still re-stream the second weekend sets in our Two Week Archive; they'll expire between 5/14 and 5/17.

» Super colossal Flickr photo gallery

» Final Festing in Place cubes

» Re-stream sets on our Two Week Archive

Design by Nan Parati

Design by Nan Parati.

Jazz Festing in Place Swag: Available through May 17

We were touched by the number of listeners who reached out to us while they fested in place. Amongst all the sweet messages and thoughtful comments, we also heard you asking for a Jazz Festing in Place t-shirt. Ask and ye shall receive: we are very excited to share this limited-time run of Jazz Festing In Place swag! Through Sunday May 17, you can shop and mix & match colors on t-shirts, tanks, totes and even coffee mugs with two images: "I Jazz Fested in Place with WWOZ 2020" in text created by Jazz Fest sign maker Nan Parati, and our own "WWOZ presents Jazz Festing in Place Boombox" design.

» Jazz Festing in Place Swag

Jesse Hathorne

Jesse Hathorne at WWOZ in 2018
Photo by Bill Sasser

In Memoriam: Jesse Hathorne

WWOZ has lost one of our own to COVID-19. Jesse Hathorne, known on the airwaves as The Midnight Creeper, The Creeper, or Brother Jess, depending on which show he was hosting, died Saturday, May 2, 2020, at the age of 71. His most recent show, The Creeper’s Blues Parlor, aired Thursdays 2-4 pm. Jesse was a longtime WWOZ show host and one of our most distinctive voices. He began volunteering with us in the early 1990s and has been with us ever since, save for a short period while he lived in New York. He got his original on-air name, The Midnight Creeper, from the legendary Brown Sugar after she recruited him as a show host. Jesse is survived by many loving family members, including his wife, children, and grandchildren. All of us at WWOZ mourn his passing.

» In Memoriam: Jesse Hathorne

We're also sad to report the passing of two other New Orleans music figures: Blues singer Big Al Carson and percussionist Alfred "Uganda" Roberts.

» In Memoriam: Big Al Carson

» In Memoriam: Alfred "Uganda" Roberts

Gal Holiday

Stream Gal Holiday on Fri, 5/15
Photo by Leon Morris

OnlineWire Virtual Gig Calendar

Because there are no gigs at music venues during the COVID-19 pandemic, we've created the WWOZ OnlineWire, a calendar of virtual gigs, in the place of the regular WWOZ Livewire. These are happening on a variety of platforms-- mostly social media. We're sharing links when and where we can. Many musicians are offering digital "tip jars" via Venmo or other payment systems during these sets. Stay in and support some live, local music!

» OnlineWire virtual gig calendar


Explore with WWOZ's Groovapedia

Check out the updated beta version of Groovapedia: a collection of links and specialized search functions that provide 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.

» Launch Groovapedia

Red Beans & Rice

Red Beans & Rice.
Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee

Classic Jazz Fest Recipes

Check out Jazz Fest food from the past in this collection of six classic recipes from the first edition of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Cookbook (1984) by Lorraine Landry and Lee Barnes. The recipes are early 1980s versions of Alligator Sauce Piquante, Red Beans and Rice, Crawfish Pie, Crawfish Corn Maquechoux, Hot Boudin, and Jamaica Beef Patties. There's a download-able PDF of each recipe page as it appeared in the original book. Courtesy of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation Archive.

» Six Classic Jazz Fest Recipes

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Air time: 
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 -
10:15am to 10:15pm

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