'OZone Email Newsletter for April, 2011

'OZone Newsletter

Dear Listener,

The moon is foole and Aprill hath al the floures perced to the roote. Just a few days ago, French Quarter Fest pulsed powerful with good feelings and today the weather remains glorious. Treme prepares for a new round of Simonizing and excitement in the clubs is quickly approaching frenzy pitch.

By now, ‘OZilians are probably inclined to take for granted the station’s massive presence at the Fair Grounds—check out all the details in the Jazz Fest article below about our live broadcasts, the WWOZ Jazz Tent and the WWOZ Hospitality Tent.

We'll have ‘OZ’s two newly refreshed Mango Freeze booths dishing up the same award-winning pure mango sorbet with all its delectable possibilities.

This year, we’ve piled on even more layers. We'll be simulcasting segments of WWOZ’s Jazz Fest coverage with up to as many as 40 public radio stations in cities all around the country broadcasting, including Washington, D.C., Denver and San Diego. We'll also be hosting producers from the Association of Independents in Radio and a meet-up of fellow traveler stations KEXP, Seattle and WFMU, Newark/New York to address “Next Generation Radio.”

And of course, on Monday, May 2 we'll be presenting WWOZ’s 23rd Annual Piano Night at the House of Blues! Come out and join us, and when you’re not on site, tune in, login or "app-in" (And don’t forget this year's online auction!).

Truly Jazz Fest looms large and for WWOZ, the HIGH SEASON is upon us.

Yours in Rose Mint Teas and Mango Freeze,


David Freedman
General Manager

Spring Drive Highlights

The Ramblin' Letters performing on Hazel's show during the drive.

Thanks to you and the 'OZilian community, our 2011 Spring Membership Drive wasn't just a success, but it was record-breaking! With 2,116 new and renewing members we raised $420,135. This money helps us keep WWOZ bopping, grooving and rocking out. The next time you tune in, remember that each and every song is dedicated to you: our members, our volunteers, our show hosts and our listeners!

» Check out drive highlights and thank yous

Treme Season Two Starts on Sunday

Treme filming live at the Zulu Parade, Mardi Gras Day 2011.

HBO's Treme starts up on April 24th, and we're all waiting with baited breath. What did you think about Season One? What can we expect for Season Two? Check out our Treme page, with listings of great places to see the premiere, our dedicated Treme forum and photo galleries from recent HBO Treme events.

» "Down in the Treme..."

Takin' It To The Streets - Second Lines, Mardi Gras Indians and More

New Orleans Bayou Steppers 2011.

WWOZ and Action Jackson are "Takin' It to the Streets" with this weekly feature that brings the heart of New Orleans culture to you with live interviews of Social Aid & Pleasure Club presidents, Mardi Gras Indian Big Chiefs and organizers of our cultural traditions. You can find second line route sheets, Super Sunday confirmations, weekly photo highlights and listen to interviews with the event organizers. Get in on the "action" and get out for this weekend's festivities.

» Route sheets, parade schedules and photo galleries

Jazz Fest is Almost Here!

Nick Daniels and Ian Neville with Dumpstaphunk, Jazz Fest 2010

Jazz Fest 2011 is April 29-May 1 and May 5-May 8. WWOZ will be there, in full force, with over 32 hours of live music performance and many more hours of interviews and insider tips. Tune in on-air, online or on your smartphone!

And, when you’re not grooving in the WWOZ Jazz Tent, dance on over to the Grandstand area and size up WWOZ’s greatly expanded Hospitality Tent with its cool fresh fruit and iced coffee; a seated-table, plant-shaded, water-misted Oasis - a haven for our thousands of Brass Pass supporters. That’s also where our on-air gang hangs out, interviewing musicians and other circulating notables.

Check out our Jazz Fest page for details on the 'OZ broadcasts, the Jazz Fest Haitian village and more. Come on, get in the groove! It's festival season in New Orleans!

» Jazz Festing


Brass Pass Pick-Up Info


Glamorous, golden and it can be all yours!

For those of us who feel like they got the Golden Ticket when they purchased a Brass Pass, you are probably dying to pick it up, and feel that heavy slab of brass in your hands. Find out exactly where to go to pick it up before or during Jazz Fest. Don't have one yet? Get it now and you'll be like a kid in a candy factory at Jazz Fest.

» Brass Pass Pick Up Info

» Get Your Brass Pass Now

Piano Night 2011

Henry Gray, Piano Night 2010

Tickets for the VIP Piano Night experience, Club 88, have already sold out, so don't miss out, there are still plenty of ways to get in to see your favorite pianists. We're updating our Piano Night artist list daily, so check back to see who'll be playing. Piano Night also features an incredible auction of New Orleans and music themed items, including a five night stay at Red Fox Cabin in Winter Park, CO. A big thanks to our sponsors at Peoples Health for helping us make this happen.

» Read more about Piano Night 2011 and the auction

Behind the Sorbet: The True Story of Mango Freeze

A delicious scoop of Mango Freeze in its natural habitat.

It's sweet, tart, icy-cold, and a blazing shade of orange. On a hot day at Jazz Fest, there's nothing more refreshing. It's Mango Freeze, and it's not only good, it's good for your music: Mango Freeze generates revenue that helps WWOZ bring New Orleans music to the universe. Learn the secret history of the Mango Freeze.

» One mango, two mango, three mango, more please


Live Music Around Town During Jazz Fest

Club d.b.a. on Frenchmen St.

'Tis the Jazz Fest season, and that is when our music listings, read on-air at the top of each odd hour as "The WWOZ Livewire," blow up with lots of special performances by big stars, out-of-town bands and our favorite New Orleans acts. Each day we spend hours working on the Livewire, providing you with some of the best listings for jazz, heritage and all other types of music in the city. Check out the most complete listings in town and go out and listen to some live local music!

» Livewire Music Calendar

New Orleans All The Way Live Turns Two!


Host/Producer George Ingmire interviewing Big Chief Victor Harris

Happy second birthday, New Orleans All The Way Live! With over 100 episodes under his belt, producer and host George Ingmire has been providing not only the New Orleans community (check it on the dial, Saturday mornings 7am-8am), but over two million listeners each month throughout the world with this weekly program about New Orleans food, music and "cultcha." If you haven't gotten on the bandwagon yet, we update the site weekly with archived episodes, so check it out.

April Recipe: Lance’s Award Winning Crawfish Étouffée


Crawfish étouffée

It is crawfish season in Louisiana, and that means it is time for crawfish étouffée! Check out this delicious and simple recipe courtesy of Lance Pitre, co-proprietor of L’Acadie Inn & Park way out in Eunice, LA. He and wife Kelly regularly participate in the World Championship Crawfish Etouffee Cookoff, so you know this is good stuff. If you like the recipe, then check out Louisiana Cookin' magazine. Subscribe with the promotion code wwoz2011, and they'll donate $5 to WWOZ.

WWOZ Quick Links

Playlists Online

Interested in an artist we played on-air? View playlists posted by our show hosts; use the Search tab to search by song title, band name, CD title or label.


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

New Orleans Music Calendar

Live music is the life-blood of New Orleans. Check out our online music calendar to find out who's playing where!

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