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Interview with Joe Lastie

Mon, 12/17/18
WWOZ's Action Jackson sat down with world famous New Orleans drummer Joe Lastie in November. Listen to the interview below to hear Lastie talk about coming up in the New Orleans musical traditions in the Lower 9th Ward (alongside cousin Herlin Riley) and much more. Read more

MainLine Brass Band at WWOZ, Weds. 12p

Sun, 12/16/18

Video: Ellis Marsalis at Jazz & Heritage Center, full concert

Sun, 12/16/18
WWOZ was on hand to video stream from the entire Ellis Marsalis concert held at the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center on Saturday, December 15. The patriarch of modern jazz in New Orleans performed some of his classics, Christmas songs, and much more. Watch it al... Read more

'High Society' Changes Jazz: Tricentennial Music Moment

Sat, 12/15/18
If you play clarinet, the one song you have to master is ‘High Society,’ because there’s a solo that proves you can call yourself a clarinet player in the New Orleans style. Read more

Rhythm Room 12/14/18

Sat, 12/15/18
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 more scorcher Coyabalites 4 "Unhinged" 03:22 2 I Shall Be Released Nina Simone 6 To Love Somebody 03:56 3 You've Got To Save Me Laura Lee 19 The Hot Wax-Invictus Anthology 03:17 4 More Than A Heart Can Stand Jimmy Ruffin 16 The Ultimate Motown Collection 03:29 5 Baby Please... Read more

5 things to know for 12/14 - 12/20

Thu, 12/13/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
1) Tune into our live video stream from the Ellis Marsalis concert at the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center on Saturday starting at 8p! Watch here or on our Facebook page.  2) Brother Martin High School Jazz Band will be joining us live in the studio on Thursday... Read more

Ellis Marsalis live video stream, Sat. 8p

Thu, 12/13/18

2018 in 150 Photos

Tue, 12/11/18
What a year it's been! Check out WWOZ's 2018 in 150 photos below, or see them all at once at this link. You might be in there!  Big thanks to all the volunteer photographers whose work is represented in this amazing set. Read more

WWOZ Hosts' Favorite Recordings of 2018

Tue, 12/11/18
  WWOZ's show hosts have begun compiling lists of their favorite CDs of 2018. Let those-in-the-know point you to the latest great tunes and help you catch up on what you might have missed. T.R. Johnson | Jennifer Brady | Charles Laborde & Jim Hobbs   T.R. Johnson, host... Read more

'OZone Email Newsletter for December 2018

Tue, 12/11/18
In the DECEMBER 2018 Issue of the 'OZone, WWOZ's monthly newsletter: Join Our Brass Band before December 31 | 18 Videos for 2018 | 150 Photos for 2018 | WWOZ's Tricentennial Music Moments | In Memoriam: Billy Delle | WWOZ is 38! | Recipes: Nuts for the Holidays | Quick Links... Read more

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