'OZone Email Newsletter for August, 2014

The Crescent City Connection

All About Satchmo

Fall 2014 Auditions for the Heritage School of Music

Join the Movement in Hammond and Baton Rouge

Meet the Interns!

Culture Collison 6, August 27

Bay Bridge Fest, September 12-13

Recipe: Grilled Whole Bronzini

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Dear Listener,

The big news is that WWOZ now has a Kamera Krewe, already in action, shooting our live performance broadcast of Lazy Lester, Li'l Buck Senegal and the ever-expressive Carol Fran from the Blue Moon Saloon in Lafayette, Louisiana last Friday night. Charlie Steiner, our new Video Unit Director and Aristide Phillips, assisted by Charlie's wife Leona, opened a new era for WWOZ, in which we have visions of many, many video streams to come from the hundreds of live performances 'OZ airs throughout the year. There also may be more 'OZ on local TV, in addition to our Guardians of the Groove series on WWL-TV and our Livewire features on WGNO's News with a Twist. Stay tuned.

Speaking of Aristide, I really, really hope you check out the video he produced for our web site spotlighting our summer intern program. For the past ten weeks, we have enjoyed the company of 6 college students who found their way to us (thank you Señor Internet!), even paying their own way, so they could study at the University of Hard Knocks aka WWOZ. They came all the way from Los Angeles, Indiana, Ohio, New Jersey, Long Island and Boston.

These interns represent but 6 of the 750 volunteers who keep the music flowing at WWOZ. Just like them, you, too, are free to knock on our door. If and when you do, we'll ask two things: what's your time pie (When are you available?) and what kind of muscles do you want to grow? Just because you're a great secretary or computer geek doesn't mean we'll insist you stay in character. (Although you can if you wanna.) If you feel like striking out to places you've never dared go before, 'OZ'll guide you. And the good news is, you'll be doing real world tasks in the trenches. When you leave 'OZ, it'll be with a new set of skills in your CV toolkit as well as important relationships in the area of your new found interest. At WWOZ, we won't expect you to do menial tasks unless you want to. We can fetch our own damn coffee, thank you very much. And if you don't believe me, check out Aristide's video posted on our website. It's an aspect of 'OZ you'll never see just looking at (or listening to) your radio.

Yours in snow balls and summer squalls,

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David Freedman
General Manager

All About Satchmo

Satchmo Seminars


In addition to tons of great live music, Satchmo SummerFest included a series of eighteen seminars on all aspects of Louis Armstrong's life and career. If you missed them, never fear! You can see them all on WWOZ.org.

» Catch up on Satchmo Seminars

Fall 2014 Auditions for the Heritage School of Music

Students from the Heritage School

Students from the Heritage School in the 'OZ studio for "Cuttin' Class".

Auditions for the Fall 2014 semester at the Don "Moose" Jamison Heritage School of Music, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation's principal music education program, will take place at 10a on Saturday, September 13, at Dillard University. New students are welcome!

» Find out more about the Heritage School of Music

Mighty Mississippi River Festival Save the Date - NYC at dba

Join the Movement in Hammond and Baton Rouge

Ellis Bignar

Ellis Bignar will play a HAFA show at Benny's Place in Hammond.

Photo from Ellis Bignar Facebook page

The Join the Movement Tour wraps up this weekend with two shows: on Friday, August 22, Ellis Bignar plays Benny's Place in Hammond, and Saturday, August 23, West Without plays Spanish Moon in Baton Rouge. WWOZ and the Healthier Air for All Campaign presented this series of shows around Louisiana to promote healthy, smoke-free environments for musicians and fans.

» Join The Movement Tour in Hammond and Baton Rouge

Meet the Interns!

Summer Interns

Benjamin Russell and WWOZ Volunteer Coordinator Maryse Déjean.

WWOZ hosted six college interns this summer. These highly motivated young people are: Ishan Allen, James Bullard, Olivia Broslawsky, Benjamin Russell, Candace Crawford, and Lily Wasserman. The interns acquired hands-on experience in various aspects of radio, and produced a multimedia presentation exploring music lovers’ perceptions of jazz. Check out the video produced by another former WWOZ intern, Aristide Phillips, which reveals the tremendous energy, intelligence, and enthusiasm of WWOZ’s 2014 Summer Interns!

» Meet WWOZ's Interns

Culture Collison 6, August 27

WWII Museum

A recent addition to the National WWII Museum Campus.


Culture Collision was created to provide New Orleans’ arts and culture organizations with a collective voice and a platform for collaboration and promotion. The sixth edition of this annual happy hour moves to a new home: The National WWII Museum. On Wednesday, August 27 from 5:30-8p, more than 60 local nonprofit visual and performing arts organizations will gather for a one-night-only event. It's free and open to the public.

» More on Culture Collison

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Bay Bridge Fest, September 12-13

Bay Bridge Fest

Walter "Wolfman" Washington will play with the Joe Krown Trio at Bay Bridge Fest.

Photo by Kichea S. Burt

The 8th annual Bay Bridge Festival happens September 12-13 in Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi. The music lineup includes the Iguanas, the Joe Krown Trio with Walter "Wolfman" Washington & Russell Batiste, and the North Mississippi Allstars. Be sure to look for WWOZ's Outreach booth.

» Spend the day at the Bay!

Recipe: Grilled Whole Bronzini

Grilled Whole Bronzini

Grilled Whole Bronzini

This month, we bring you another great local recipe: Grilled Whole Bronzini from Chef Dustin Brien of Magazine Street's Salu. This light yet decadent entree will take your summer grilling to the next level.

» Recipe: Grilled Whole Bronzini

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