'OZone Email Newsletter for March, 2009

'OZone Newsletter

Thanks for a Great Spring Pledge Party!

A special note from our Membership Director, Crystal Gross:

We fell a bit short of our goal, but more than 1,700 members called or went online to pledge their support, and I personally want to thank you for doing your part to help 'OZ guard the groove. If you didn’t get around to pledging during our drive, it's not too late – you can still pick up our great thank you gifts or a Brass Pass while supplies last.  

We also want to give a big thanks to our superstar hosts and co-producers and dozens of phone volunteers, and the fantastic performers whose performances and interviews were magical!

» See photo highlights from our 2009 Spring Pledge Party

Mardi Gras Photo Contest

Photo of Mardi Gras Indian

Vote on your favorite Mardi Gras photo submitted by 'OZone subscribers from last month's newsletter contest. The winner gets a set of Super.Fi 4 in-ear headphones from Ultimate Ears! While you're at it, check out highlights from our pre-Lenten in-studio events, like Tom Morgan's amazing Mardi Gras Indian show with poet/author John Sinclair, Chief David Montana of the Yellow Pocahontas, and Juan Pardo of the Golden Comanches.

» Vote for your favorite Mardi Gras photos

» See highlights from Mardi Gras at WWOZ

Where to Pick Up Your Brass Pass

Illustration of Brass Pass

Jazz Fest is just around the corner, so you're probably wondering where to pick up the WWOZ Brass Pass you purchased online or over the phone. Here's all the info you'll need to receive that magic slab o' brass that gets you in and out of every single day of Jazz Fest. If you haven't already gotten yours, be sure to read the new Jazz Fest Brass Pass policy

» Find out where to pick up your brass pass

» Pledge now to get your Brass Pass 

WWOZ's Annual Piano Night

Photo of David Torkanowsky at Piano Night 2008Each year on the Monday night between the two New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival weekends, New Orleans' best piano players and special guests tickle the ivories to benefit WWOZ at Piano Night. This year's guests include Eddie Bo, Dr. Lonnie Smith, David Torkanowsky, and many more! You won't want to miss this important Jazz Fest event, sponsored by Capital One Bank and People's Health.

» Ticket info and more details

Proud sponsors of WWOZ's Piano Night 2009

Capitol One logo
 Peoples Health logo

WWOZ Goes to South by Southwest

Photo of the Iguanas

We'll be broadcasting live from the Continental Club in Austin, Texas, bringing you the sounds of the South by Southwest music festival.

We'll be broadcasting live from the Continental Club in Austin, Texas, bringing you the sounds of the South by Southwest music festival. On Thursday, March 19, Yep Roc Records will showcase The Iguanas (pictured), plus a special tribute to songwriter Chris Gaffney with Dave Alvin and friends. We'll also bring you the Ponderosa Stomp Revue on Friday, March 20, with Classie Ballou, Paul "Lil Buck" Senegal, and Silver Apples (all from Louisiana), plus bands from Texas and Tennessee.

» See our scheduled live broadcasts 

'OZ Vibes is Back!

Photo of the Ingrid LuciaThe 'OZ Vibes Live In-Studio Concert Series returns Thursday, March 26 at 5 p.m., as we broadcast a performance by Ingrid Lucia live from our studio. We have other very special guests lined up for the coming weeks, including Mario Abney, Billy Iuso & the Restless Natives, and more. Tune in to catch this great live local music, sponsored by The Transportation Revolution — The Home of Ducati, Triumph & Vespa New Orleans.

» See the complete schedule and lineup

Street Talk Goes to Snooks Eaglin's Jazz Funeral

Photo of jazz funeral for Snooks Eaglin

In our latest Street Talk, U.K. radio personality Gianluca Tramontana covers the funeral of one of New Orleans' most beloved musicians, Snooks Eaglin, featuring clips of the second-line, eulogies, and of course, Snooks' music. For more about Gianluca, check out our interview with him, as well as his own chats with Jazz Fest '09 performers Paul Sanchez and Susan Cowsill.

» Listen to this week's Street Talk, WWOZ's weekly cultural news report

Win an Autographed Vespa Scooter

Photo of Kermit Ruffins on the WWOZ Vespa

We're raffling off a Vespa LX150 scooter autographed by New Orleans evergreens like Dr. John, Kermit Ruffins, and Irma Thomas. The one-of-a-kind scooter will be on display at a brunch hosted by The Transportation Revolution on Saturday, March 28. The brunch is at Finn McCool's Irish Pub in New Orleans. The event coincides with the Big Easy Scooter Rally (March 27-29), sponsored by the Transportation Revolution.

» Enter to win the WWOZ Vespa

Recipe: Barbeque Shrimp

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This month's recipe comes courtesy of Chef Mark DeFelice of Pascal’s Manale Restaurant in New Orleans. If you like the recipe, then check out Louisiana Cookin' magazine. Subscribe with the promotion code wwoz09, and they'll donate $5 to WWOZ.

» Check out this month's recipe

Preservation Resource Center Supports WWOZ

Preservation Resource Center logoWWOZ welcomes the Preservation Resource Center as a new programming underwriter. The organization has been working tirelessly to revitalize and maintain New Orleans' historic neighborhoods since 1974, and we're jazzed to have them aboard!

» Visit the Preservation Resource Center

» Learn more about sponsoring WWOZ

WWOZ Quick Links

Playlists Online

Are you interested in an artist we played on the air? You can search playlists by song title, band name, CD title or label.

WWOZ Swamp Shop

The 'OZ Swamp Shop is open and chock full of WWOZ gear.

New Orleans Music Calendar

There's live music in locations all around New Orleans. We've got a music calendar online.

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