'OZone Email Newsletter for February 2022


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In the FEBRUARY 2022 Issue of the 'OZone,
WWOZ's monthly newsletter:
Piano Night 2022 Happens on May 2 | It's Back! Jazz Fest Daily Lineups | Spring Membership Drive, March 10-18 | WWOZ Celebrates Irma Thomas & Ernie K-Doe | Chanteuse: Celebrating New Orleans Women in Music | Volunteer Profile: Hazel "The Delta Rambler" Schlueter | Carnival 2022 Update | King Cake All Around! | Quick Links

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Joe Krown

Joe Krown at Piano Night
Photo by Michael E. McAndrew

Piano Night 2022 Happens on May 2

Save the date! WWOZ Piano Night returns to the House of Blues New Orleans on May 2, its traditional date on the Monday night between Jazz Fest weekends. Details, including the lineup, will be coming along soon.

» WWOZ Piano Night

Text by Nan Parati

Text by Nan Parati.

It's Back! Jazz Fest Daily Lineups

The long-awaited 2022 edition of the world's tastiest music festival, AKA the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Presented by Shell, features all kinds of delicious jazz, blues, gospel and other rootsy acts. The daily lineup lists are out, so you can begin planning your weekends. Soon enough the Cubes will be out (in case you've forgotten how this goes, lol),and the construction of detailed listening agendas can commence. See you at the Fair Grounds!

» Jazz Fest Lineup

Kermit Ruffins

Kermit Ruffins at WWOZ.
Photo by Michael E. McAndrew

Spring Membership Drive, March 10-18

In order to keep the sweet grooves flowing around the world, WWOZ needs your support! Please join during our Guardians of the Groove Spring Membership Drive, which happens March 10-18. Turn on the device of your choice, tune in, and help us Guard the Groove.

» Beat the rush and join 'OZ now

Ernie K-Doe

Ernie K-Doe.
Photo by Burt Steel, courtesy NOJ&HF Archive

WWOZ Celebrates Irma Thomas & Ernie K-Doe

Tune in to WWOZ this Friday, February 18, as we celebrate the birthday of the Soul Queen of New Orleans, the wonderful Irma Thomas. Irma's one of the greatest New Orleans talents ever, she's a wonderful person, and she's been a supporter of WWOZ since we first went on the air! Expect to hear salutes throughout the day from our show hosts, including a few surprises along the way -- and also on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

And then, on Tuesday February 22 (that's 2/22/22!), we're celebrating the birthday of the late and legendary Ernie K-Doe, who was both an R&B star and a show host on WWOZ. From 11 am to 2 pm we'll be sharing some classic Ernie K-Doe WWOZ programs that have been preserved at the Archive of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation. In addition, many of our hosts have plans to pull out some rare recordings during the day as well. Stay tuned!

» WWOZ Program Schedule

Shorty Gras  

Kristin Diable

Kristin Diable.
Photo by Louis Crispino

Chanteuse: Celebrating New Orleans Women in Music

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation presents the return of Chanteuse: Celebrating New Orleans Women in Music, a concert series featuring outstanding women vocalists. Held at the Jazz & Heritage Center during the first two weekends of March, the lineup includes Kristin Diable (3/4), Leyla McCalla (3/5), Robin Barnes & the Fiya Birds (3/11), and Quiana Lynell (3/12). Tickets are $5, and all proceeds support the efforts of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, including the Music Relief Fund. All concerts in the series will be live video streamed by the Foundation and by WWOZ.

» Chanteuse: Celebrating New Orleans Women in Music

Hazel Schlueter

Hazel Schlueter.
Photo by Michele Goldfarb

Volunteer Profile: Hazel "The Delta Rambler" Schlueter

We think of "Hazel the Delta Rambler" as a WWOZ show host for the past 4+ decades, but since 1977, Hazel Schlueter has also led an old-time country & bluegrass band, Hazel & the Delta Ramblers. She and her husband of 57 years, Larry, have both volunteered at WWOZ for 41 years. That volunteering became a family affair as they raised their son (and now, their grandchildren) to the rhythms of WWOZ's weekly operations. Hazel's most heartfelt wish is to be recognized as a musician who loves and plays the music and shares it with the whole world. That's an exemplary vocation! Thank you Hazel and Larry. Old Time Country and Bluegrass with Hazel the Delta Ramber airs on WWOZ every Sunday from 10 am-12 noon CT.

» Hazel and the Delta Ramblers

Sophie Wright Marching Band

Sophie Wright Marching Band.

Carnival 2022 Update

Krewe du Vieux is in the books, so you know Carnival is about to hit top gear. Can't make it to the parades, or can't make it to New Orleans? We've got you covered. During the last seven days of Carnival, from February 23 through March 1, our show hosts will be breaking format as they feel like it, to bring you the soundtrack to Mardi Gras, as only WWOZ can. And check out our Mardi Gras parade schedule: the first weekend of parades on the St. Charles route starts Friday.

» Parade Schedule

King cake

The Bywater Bakery's version.
Photo by Michele Goldfarb

King Cake All Around!

This Carnival season seems even more king cake-crazy than usual. We've got you covered: try baking a king cake at home using one of our several recipes; try king cake pancakes or bread pudding; or test show host Bill DeTurk's original king cake cocktail recipe. And if none of that works for you, you can always just buy one from your favorite New Orleans bakery!

» King Cake Recipes, Guides, Cocktails & more

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