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New music spotlight: Noah Young Band

Tue, 01/10/17
Authored by Chris Saucier
While he’s not busy touring around the country with jazz/funk band Naughty Professor or performing and recording with other New Orleans musicians, bassist Noah Young is hard at work finding outlets for his own compositions with the Noah Young Band. Young’s side project’s d... Read more

Joe Krown 'Mother-In-Law'

Mon, 01/09/17
In honor of Allen Toussaint's birthday on January 14, we're spending this week looking back at some fantastic tributes that our 2016 Piano Night performers paid to him last April. See the whole collection here. Up first, Joe Krown performs 'Mother-In-Law,' the 1961 hit made... Read more

Big Chief David Montana of Washitaw Nation Mardi Gras Indians

Fri, 01/06/17
Big Chief David Montana, preparing for Mardi Gras, talks about the challenges of keeping the Mardi Gras Indian traditions alive. Read more

5 things to know for 1/6-1/12

Fri, 01/06/17
1) It's Carnival Time! January 6 is Twelfth Night and marks the start of the 2017 Carnival season in New Orleans. There is plenty going on tonight, including Phunny Phorty Phellows and Not So Secret Society of the Elysian Fields (see the full 2017 parade schedule here) and ... Read more

Mardi Gras 2017 Parade Schedule

Thu, 01/05/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
Twelfth Night is upon us, marking the start of the 2017 Carnival season! Check out the New Orleans parade schedule (subject to change) below. Friday, January 6 7p Phunny Phorty Phellows (St. Charles Streetcar) 7:30p Not So Secret Society of the Elysian Fields (Rampart Street... Read more

'OZone Email Newsletter for January, 2017

Thu, 01/05/17
In the January 2017 Issue of the 'OZone, WWOZ's monthly newsletter: Twelfth Night Live Broadcast: Monk Boudreau | More Live Broadcasts | Our Show Hosts' Favorite Recordings of 2016 | Meet the Staff: Marietta Goodman, Office Manager | Marcus Roberts at the Jazz & Heritage Cen... Read more

Sunday Second Line: Lady Jetsetters

Thu, 01/05/17

Danny Barker Banjo & Guitar Festival 2017

Wed, 01/04/17
The Danny Barker Banjo & Guitar Festival returns Thursday, January 12 to Sunday, January 15. This annual festival is held each January in honor of the late Danny Barker's birthday on the 13th. WWOZ will be broadcasting and video streaming live from the opening night of the... Read more

12th Night live broadcast & video stream 10p: Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & the Golden Eagles

Wed, 01/04/17

New music spotlight: Mahalia Jackson

Tue, 01/03/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
A new release from Mahalia Jackson features 11 previously unheard tracks discovered through research at The Historic New Orleans Collection. Moving On Up A Little Higher was released by Shanachie Records in late September 2016 and produced by Anthony Heilbut, a respected re... Read more

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