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In Memoriam: Dr. Isaac Greggs

Thu, 05/01/14
Dr. Isaac Greggs, who served as Southern University's Director of Bands for 36 years, passed away on April 28, 2014, aged 85. Over his long career, he was a huge influence on scores of important New Orleans musicians. A viewing and memorial service was held Friday, May 2, and ... Read more

Food of the Day: Crawfish Strudel

Thu, 05/01/14
Authored by David Stafford
Our food of the day for day 2 of Jazz Fest, the Crawfish Strudel.     Read more

In Memoriam: Big Chief Larry Bannock

Thu, 05/01/14
Larry Bannock, Big Chief of the Golden Star Hunters Mardi Gras Indian tribe, passed away on April 30, 2014. Chief Bannock and the Golden Star Hunters had just performed at The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival on Sunday, April 27. Read more

Today at Jazz Fest, Thursday May 1

Thu, 05/01/14
Authored by David Stafford
Today at Jazz Fest: WWOZ's Live Broadcast schedule 12:30-1:30, Forgotten Souls from the Jazz & Heritage Stage 2:50-3:45, Stanton Moore from the Jazz Tent 4:35-5:35, Bill Summers & Jazalsa from the Jazz & Heritage Stage 6:00-7:00, New Orleans Nightcrawlers from the Jazz & He... Read more

Harold Battiste Jazz Hero Award Presentation and Free Concert w/ Jesse McBride and Next Generation, Wed., Apr. 30

Wed, 04/30/14
Authored by Soul Sister
Harold Battiste Jazz Hero Award Presentation + Concert Tribute with Jesse McBride and the Next Generation Wednesday, April 30: International Jazz Day The Prime Example Jazz Club 1909 N. Broad St. (at St. Bernard Avenue), New Orleans 6:30 p.m. Free and open to the publi... Read more

WWOZ Piano Night Photo Galleries

Wed, 04/30/14
Authored by David Stafford
WWOZ Piano Night was epic! Before we get back into Jazz Fest, let's take a moment and check out these photo galleries. Highlights Food Donors Arrivals Patron Party   Read more

The Iguanas, "Lupita" from Iguanas in the House

Tue, 04/29/14
Authored by David Stafford
In 1995, the Iguanas (who play Friday at Jazz Fest) recorded "Lupita" at a session with the late Keith Keller at Chez Flames Studio on Annunciation St in the Lower Garden District. This clip from Robert Mugge's short film "Iguanas In The House", documents that session:    ... Read more

"New Orleans All The Way Live: Eric Lindell – Live in the New Orleans Botanical Gardens"

Tue, 04/29/14
Authored by George Ingmire
On this week’s program, we enjoy the sounds of Eric Lindell and Sunliners, recorded live in the New Orleans Botanical Gardens in City Park.  As a tireless discoverer of musical gems, Eric draws upon a vast array of American musical monuments, from the soulful majesty of The... Read more

Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen, "Just Kissed My Baby" at the Maple Leaf

Mon, 04/28/14
Authored by David Stafford
WWOZ Piano Night artists John Cleary and Nigel Hall appear in this brand new video from ABIS Productions, recorded live at the Maple Leaf.   Read more

Jazz Fest - First Weekend Highlights

Mon, 04/28/14
Authored by David Stafford
Was that a hot first weekend of Jazz Fest or what? Check out photo highlights for each day with photos from WWOZ's amazing volunteer photographers. Friday, April 25 Saturday, April 26 Sunday, April 27 Read more

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