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Fri, 04/25/14
Authored by Bill DeTurk
  Good Morning Music Lovers!  It’s the most wonderful time of the year; no Andy Williams, not Christmas, Day 1 of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, the unchallenged greatest music and culture event on the planet! My hot picks – If you are feeling Latin, start off wit... Read more

Tonight: WWOZ's Guardians of the Groove on WWL-TV

Tue, 04/22/14
Authored by David Stafford
Tonight at 10 pm on WWL-TV's news show, it's the next in the series of WWOZ's Guardians of the Groove. This time, our own Dwayne Breashears interviews the legendary Ellis Marsalis, music educator and patriarch of one of the most famous and accomplished families in New Orlea... Read more

Marcia Ball, "That's How It Goes"

Tue, 04/22/14
Authored by David Stafford
Check out WWOZ Piano Night artist Marcia Ball playing at locales all over Austin in this deftly edited video. Here's how its producers describe it: "We filmed Marcia's performances at the pianos around Austin and then edited the footage to keep the integrity of the song's t... Read more

"New Orleans All The Way Live: Traveling South "

Tue, 04/22/14
Authored by George Ingmire
This week, we visit to the Contemporary Arts Center for some live music performed by Southern troubadour Tab Benoit and his Swampland Jam. We also dig into some Falsomagro, an Italian dish of rolled meat stuffed with assortment of deliciousness, at Delmonico Restaurant. Che... Read more

Lucinda Williams, "Drunken Angel", 1998

Mon, 04/21/14
Authored by David Stafford
"Drunken Angel", Lucinda Williams' tribute to the late Texas singer/songwriter Blaze Foley, appears on her Car Wheels on a Gravel Road album. Below, she performs the song in December 1998 for Austin City Limits.   Read more

19th Annual JALC'S Essentially Ellington

Sun, 04/20/14
Authored by Jelly Roll Justice
  Every year after Jazz Fest, Jelly Roll Justice heads to New York to attend and report on the Jazz at Lincoln Center’s (JALC) Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival.  The 15 finalist bands that will compete in the prestigious competition at Fred... Read more

Davell Crawford at the Bern Jazz Festival, 1996

Fri, 04/18/14
Authored by David Stafford
Relax this weekend and enjoy a 40-minute-long set by WWOZ Piano Night artist Davell Crawford, from R&B Night at the 1996 Bern Jazz Festival.   Read more

Edna Karr High School Brass Band

Thu, 04/17/14
Edna Karr High School Brass Band, under the direction of Chris Herrero, took to the air waves on WWOZ on Cuttin' Class. Read more

Isley Brothers, "That Lady" and "Live It Up" on Soul Train, 1974

Thu, 04/17/14
Authored by David Stafford
In this clip from a 1974 episode of Soul Train, the Isley Brothers do two songs: "That Lady" from the seminal 3+3 album (1973), and the title track from Live It Up (1974). There's a lot to love here: host Don Cornelius's introduction, Ernie Isley going all Jimi Hendrix (bot... Read more

'OZone Email Newsletter for April, 2014

Wed, 04/16/14
In This Issue New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, April 25 - May 4 Get Your Piano Night Tickets WWOZ's Online Music Calendar Last Chance To Get Your Brass Pass Larry Hartzog’s Mellow Brew Fest, May 10 Swamp Shop: New Location, ... Read more

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