'OZone Email Newsletter for July 2020

Leyla McCalla


In the JULY 2020 Issue of the 'OZone,
WWOZ's monthly newsletter:
Festing in Place: The Next Fest Thing | WWOZ's Virtual Groove Gala | Explore with WWOZ's Groovapedia | Volunteer Spotlight: Cathie Ruggiero | Satchmo SummerFest's Seven Days of Satch | OnlineWire Virtual Gig Calendar | Recipe: Chicken with Orange-Ginger Glaze | Quick Links

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Allen Toussaint

Allen Toussaint
Photo by Black Mold

Festing in Place: The Next Fest Thing

Here's something to look forward to during these dog days of 2020! We're happy to announce Festing in Place: The Next Fest Thing, a seven-day broadcast stretched over two weekends, September 4-7 and September 11-13, that will bring you rare live performances recorded at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Presented by Shell, French Quarter Festival, Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest, the WWOZ studios, classic New Orleans clubs such as Tipitina's and Snug Harbor, and other locations. Festing in Place: The Next Fest Thing will feature sets by Dr. John, Fats Domino, The Neville Brothers, Pete Fountain, Allen Toussaint, James Booker, and over a hundred others. So break out your festival gear and get ready to celebrate the best of New Orleans music from your backyard, your front porch, or your air-conditioned living room -- anywhere in the world!

» More on Festing in Place: The Next Fest Thing

Irma Tomas

Irma Tomas at Jazz Fest.
Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee

WWOZ's Virtual Groove Gala

On Thursday, September 3rd, WWOZ will host our annual Groove Gala, and you are cordially invited! This is not your average gala! Wear your favorite festival attire as we unite and gather virtually so everyone around the world can safely celebrate WWOZ’s incredible 40 years of broadcasting and Guarding the Groove. Our amazing talent lineup includes Irma Thomas, Tank and the Bangas, John Boutte, Samantha Fish, Kermit Ruffins, Amanda Shaw with Rockin’ Dopsie Jr., and Tuba Skinny!

» Details on the Virtual Groove Gala

Seven Days of Satch


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

Cathie Ruggiero

Cathie Ruggiero.
Photo courtesy Maryse Dejean

Volunteer Spotlight: Cathie Ruggiero

Cathie Ruggiero, a New Jersey native, is an organizational guru who has been helping us solve problems behind the scenes since moving to New Orleans from Manhattan in 2009. Cathie is also a WWOZ Gratitude Tech—one of the key volunteers who help us write "Thank you" postcards to OZ members. Her contagious sense of humor makes every challenge feel manageable. Thanks Cathie, we're very grateful for all you do!

» Volunteer at WWOZ

Louis Armstrong

Louis Armstrong in 1947.
Photo by William Gottlieb, courtesy LOC.

Satchmo SummerFest's Seven Days of Satch

It's that time of year again, when New Orleans celebrates the life and legacy of Louis Armstrong on the days around his birthday. For this year, Satchmo SummerFest has announced Seven Days of Satch presented by Chevron--and WWOZ is a part of it. Seven Days of Satch will span an entire week, from Monday July 27 through Sunday August 2. On WWOZ, this means special programming every day on our Traditional Jazz and New Orleans Music shows, as well as a special Satchmo Happy Hour from 5-6 pm on the air every weekday! Plus, Seven Days of Satch will present a full weekend of original online performances by great New Orleans musicians paying tribute to the most famous New Orleans musician ever.

» More about WWOZ & Seven Days of Satch


Haruka Kikuchi

Haruka Kikuchi plays Sunday, 7/19.
Photo by Bill Sasser

OnlineWire Virtual Gig Calendar

Because there are no gigs at music venues during the COVID-19 pandemic, we're continuing to run the WWOZ OnlineWire, a calendar of virtual gigs, in the place of the regular WWOZ Livewire. Performances happen 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. You can stay in and support live, local music!

» OnlineWire Virtual Gig Calendar

Orange-Ginger Glaze Chicken

Orange-Ginger Glaze Chicken.

Recipe: Chicken with Orange-Ginger Glaze

This is an old-school version of fusion cuisine, with its roots in Jamaica's Chinese community. It has a sweet-savory Asian flavor profile, with a big hit of Caribbean heat. It includes a number of characteristic Jamaican ingredients like allspice, thyme, ginger, and scotch bonnet (habanero) peppers, all combined with a classic Chinese orange/soy combination. And truth be told, it's more of a thick sweet sauce than a true glaze.

» Chicken with Orange-Ginger Glaze

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

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