'OZone Email Newsletter for March 2021


Jazz Festing in Place

In the MARCH 2021 Issue of the 'OZone,
WWOZ's monthly newsletter:
Jazz Festing in Place 2021, April 22-25 & April 29-May 2 | Save the Date: Piano Night, April 26, 2021 | Spring Membership Drive Shout-Outs | Video: St Joseph's Night 2019 | In Memoriam: Louis Holmes | OnlineWire Virtual Gig Calendar | Recipe: Camarones con Chile Chipotle | Quick Links

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Patty & Tommy Boehm

Festing volunteers Patty & Tommy Boehm.

Jazz Festing in Place 2021, April 22-25 & April 29-May 2

Back by popular demand! Get ready to pull out your festival shirts, hats, flags, chairs and join us in celebrating the best of New Orleans music from your backyard, front porch or air-conditioned living room. Tune in to WWOZ April 22-25 and April 29-May 2 as we partner with the Archive of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation to bring you Jazz Festing In Place 2021, featuring rare and historic sets from Jazz Fest's past, on the traditional spring weekends of the festival! In addition to the music, the broadcast will include interview segments highlighting the food, crafts, and heritage of New Orleans and Louisiana. Standby for the cubes, which will be out in a few weeks.

» Jazz Festing in Place 2021

Joe Krown

Joe Krown at Piano Night.
Photo by Marc PoKempner

Save the Date: Piano Night, April 26, 2021

We won't be able to get together for Piano Night 2021, but we'll still revel in the New Orleans piano tradition on Monday, April 26 at 7pm central, when WWOZ Piano Night From Our Homes to Yours will stream via our Facebook page, on our YouTube channel, and on WWOZ.org. As ever, Piano Night will be a benefit for WWOZ, but as in 2020, no tickets will be required. We're sad to miss gathering for our 35th annual Piano Night, but by going virtual, we'll be joined by thousands more piano lovers: in 2020, over 150,000 New Orleans music fans from all over the world streamed the WWOZ Piano Night from Our Homes to Yours performances.

» Piano Night 2021

On air light

Spring Membership Drive Shout-Outs

Our sincere thanks to the many people who made our recently-completed Spring Membership Drive a stupendous success. As always, the first thank-yous go to WWOZ members, both new and renewing (Guardians of the Groove each and every one), and to our listeners, the world's greatest audience. And kudos with sprinkles to our Membership team, who executed another socially-distanced drive, without our traditional live in-studio performances.

» Support WWOZ

Still from video

Still from video.

Video: St Joseph's Night 2019

On St. Joseph's Night in normal times, the Black Masking Indians of New Orleans are out in the neighborhoods across the city participating in rituals with long histories. To help the spirit of St. Joseph's Night live on, check out this video from St. Joseph's Night 2019, as multiple tribes met in the 7th Ward. Among those shown are Big Chief Kevin Goodman of the Flaming Arrows, Big Chief Dump of the Young Maasai Hunters, and members of the 7th Ward Hunters.

» Tribes Meet Downtown - St Joseph's Night 2019

Crawfish Bread

Louis Holmes

Louis Holmes at WWOZ
Photo by Leona Strassberg Steiner

In Memoriam: Louis Holmes

We're sad to report the loss of longtime WWOZ volunteer and Morgan City native Louis Thornberry Holmes III, who passed away lasted month. Louis was always ready and willing to help the station with any tasks at hand. He especially loved lending a hand at the Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival, French Quarter Fest, and the Jazz Fest. He often worked in production at the station editing tracks, doing voice-overs and organizing sound files. When thinking about Louis, we remember his good humor and positive energy, and what he often said after working at a WWOZ event: "It’s all about the music!" and "Boy! That was fun!" Thank you for your love and dedication, Louis. We miss you!

» In Memoriam: Louis Holmes

Donald Harrison

Donald Harrison streams on 3/20
Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee

OnlineWire Virtual Gig Calendar

We're beginning to see signs of life in the New Orleans live music scene, and we look forward to restoring the Livewire Music calendar to its former glory in the not-too-distant future. In the meantime, you can stay home and still support live, local music: our WWOZ OnlineWire, a calendar of virtual gigs, rolls on. You can see 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. And be on the lookout for many of New Orleans' famous clubs and other venues, who are putting together regular weekly schedules for streaming sets. And be on the lookout for many of New Orleans' famous clubs and other venues, who are putting together regular weekly schedules for streaming or in-person sets.

»OnlineWire Virtual Gig Calendar

Chipotle chiles

Recipe: Camarones con Chile Chipotle

This dish is a cousin of BBQ shrimp, but the smoky spice of chipotle chiles creates its own vibe. It's in the style of Veracruz cuisine, down and around the Gulf Coast from New Orleans and the main port of colonial Mexico. You can see the strong Spanish influence here in the olive oil and garlic.

» Recipe: Camarones con Chile Chipotle

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