'OZone Email Newsletter for May 2021

Jazz Festing in Place

In the MAY 2021 Issue of the 'OZone,
WWOZ's monthly newsletter:
Jazz Festing in Place 2021 Wrap Up | Piano Night Redux | In Memoriam: Suzanne Corley | In Memoriam: Ron Phillips | Takin' It to the Streets interviews | Streaming-Only Shows | Recipe: Key Lime Pie | Quick Links

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Jazz Festing in Place 2021 Wrap Up

We hope everyone enjoyed our recent Jazz Festing in Place 2021 broadcasts, which aired April 22-25 and April 29-May 2. 'OZ listeners submitted hundreds of photos of themselves festing in place around the world; you can see them all in our super-colossal photo gallery. And, you can still re-stream the second weekend sets in our Two Week Archive; they'll expire between 5/13 and 5/16.

» Jazz Festing in Place gallery

» Re-stream sets on our Two Week Archive

Get Jazz Festing in Place 2021 gear: mix & match colors on t-shirts, tanks, totes and even coffee mugs.

» Festing in Place merchandise

Jon Batiste

Jon Batiste.
Photo by Leon Morris

Piano Night Redux

WWOZ's Piano Night 2021: From Our Homes to Yours is available on demand via our YouTube channel. In this two-and-a-half hour show, you'll see twenty-four top New Orleans piano wizards, including Davell Crawford, Ivan Neville, Jon Batiste, Jon Cleary, Keiko Komaki, Tom McDermott, Lilli Lewis and many more.

» See Piano Night 2021 on demand

Suzanne Corley

Suzanne Corley.
Photo by Louis Crispino

In Memoriam: Suzanne Corley

With great sadness, we share the news that longtime WWOZ show host Suzanne Corley passed recently, on April 26, at 52. She'd been part of the WWOZ family since 2002, and over the last decade she hosted the World Journey and Tudo Bem shows on Saturdays. She was also a regular host of WWOZ's annual Jazz Fest broadcasts. She was an athlete, a Rhodes Scholar, a writer and novelist, and a teacher who spoke and taught many languages. She had lived with metastatic breast cancer since 2014. Her last live show from WWOZ's studios was in December, but for the past few months she worked with us to select and rebroadcast some of her favorite programs. Her knowledge, enthusiasm, and energy brightened our airwaves, and she will be greatly missed.

» In Memoriam: Suzanne Corley

Ron Phillips

Ron Phillips
Photo by Ken Maldonado

In Memoriam: Ron Phillips

We're shocked and saddened to share even more hard news: longtime WWOZ show host Ron Phillips passed suddenly on April 27, at 63. "Rockin' Ron" had been a show host at WWOZ for almost ten years, most recently of Saturday morning's Weekend New Orleans. Ron loved music, especially New Orleans music, and cared deeply about WWOZ and his show; he always tried to connect to his listeners on more than just a surface level. He worked hard on the air to encourage positivity, especially during the pandemic this last year. He was devoted to his mother Joyce in North Carolina, and featured her recently on his show, via a phone call on her birthday. He'll be missed by his friends, and by his WWOZ family, who will remember him fondly.

» In Memoriam: Ron Phillips

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VIP Ladies

VIP Ladies at Jazz Fest.
Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee

Takin' It to the Streets interviews

This week on Takin' It to the Streets, Social Aid and Pleasure Club Task Force President Tamara Jackson talks to WWOZ's Action Jackson about what needs to happen before traditional parades return, how clubs can hold replacement events in the meantime, how the pandemic could have long-term impacts on the culture, and more. Hear it all and other recent Takin' It to the Streets interviews.

» Takin' It to the Streets interviews

Banu Gibson

Banu Gibson streams Sat 5/15.
Photo by Michael E McAndrew

Streaming-Only Shows

Live music has begun to return to New Orleans, and the online version of our Livewire Music Calendar back. For your viewing convenience, it includes a separate listing of Streaming-Only shows. And be on the lookout for many of New Orleans' famous clubs and other venues, who are putting together regular weekly schedules.

» Streaming-Only Shows

Key Lime Pie

Key Lime Pie


Recipe: Key Lime Pie

A classic cool and tart southern dessert that hits the spot all summer long. Since Key limes aren't widely available, we use regular supermarket (Persian) limes, and you could also use bottled key lime juice. In theory, you could use another citrus fruit entirely (pamplemousse tart, anyone?), though it's interesting how the sweetened, condensed milk contains just enough sugar to balance lime juice.

» Recipe: Key Lime Pie

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