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'OZ Birthday Indoor Block Party, Saturday December 7

Sun, 12/01/13
Authored by David Stafford
WWOZ is 33 years old--and yet we feel so young! Help us celebrate by joining us on Saturday, December 7 for a "Block Party" indoors from 12 noon to 4 pm, at Kermit's Speakeasy. Kermit will be BBQing, and we'll have live music by the Baby Boyz Brass Band and Guitar Slim Jr! Read more

Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, "Hanukkah"

Thu, 11/28/13
Authored by David Stafford
In honor of Hanukkah season, which began last night, here's the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra with a short (5 min, 17 sec) collection of Hanukkah melodies, put together by their lead trombonist and artistic director, Paul Ferguson.     Read more

Music Video: Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials with Marcia Ball & CJ Chenier, "Caledonia"

Wed, 11/27/13
Authored by David Stafford
This video comes from Chicago's Alligator Records, whose roster includes a number of Louisiana artists. Here, two of them (Marcia Ball and CJ Chenier) join Lil Ed & The Blues Imperials, Corey Harris, and Polish bluesman Irek Dudek for a rousing version of the jump blues cla... Read more

Lower 9th Ward String Orchestra

Mon, 11/25/13
Lower 9th Ward String Orchestra on Cuttin' Class Read more

News from City Noise Ordinance/CZO Public Input Hearing on 11/20/2013

Mon, 11/25/13
Authored by Andrew Grafe
In what may be the final weeks of the citizens of New Orleans’ chance to offer input into the upcoming revision of the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance--which governs zoning throughout metro New Orleans--issues of when, where and who can offer live music continue to stir cont... Read more

Three by Sonny Landreth, Live at WFUV

Mon, 11/25/13
Authored by David Stafford
Props to our public radio siblings at Fordham Univesity's WFUV for these three songs by Lousisana bluesman Sonny Landreth ("Wonderide", "Forgotten Story", and "Cherry Ball Blues"), recorded August 2, 2012 in WFUV's Studio A in New York. "Wonderide":   "Forgotten Story":  ... Read more

"New Orleans All The Way Live: Musical and Culinary Families "

Mon, 11/25/13
Authored by George Ingmire
On this week’s program, we celebrate the holidays with some of the musical families of New Orleans, featuring sets by Ellis and Jason Marsalis, Steve and Sasha Masakowski, Aaron and Ivan Neville, and the late Walter Payton and his son, Nicholas Payton. Heritage runs deep and a... Read more

Youssou N'Dour at the Africa Festival

Fri, 11/22/13
Authored by David Stafford
Here's 16 minutes of Youssou N'Dour, the great Senegalese singer, songwriter and precussionist (not to mention his country's current Minister of Tourism & Culture and "perhaps the most famous singer alive" in Senegal and much of Africa) preforming at the Africa Festival in ... Read more

'OZone Email Newsletter for November, 2013

Wed, 11/20/13
In This Issue Season of Thanksgiving Cuttin' Class with the Lower Ninth Ward String Band 'OZ Birthday Bash Doubleheader! Epic Swamp Shop Sale 2014 Class Got Brass Applications Available Fringe Festival 2013 Runs Through November ... Read more

Mulgrew Miller, April 4, 2013

Tue, 11/19/13
Mulgrew Miller and Jelly Roll Justice talk about Miller as a performer, the inability to teach improvisation, what defines jazz, and more. Read more

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