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Pachequito in New Orleans

Wed, 09/18/13
Authored by Jorge Fuentes
Pianist Jorge Luis Pacheco, part of the next generation of contemporary Cuban jazz musicians coming out of Havana, will be in New Orleans on Friday. “Pachequito” and his trio make their formal New Orleans debut during this visit, but he’s been a friend of the station for a w... Read more

Free Jazz Journey Concert: Roberto Fonseca, October 1

Tue, 09/17/13
Authored by David Stafford
Cuban jazz pianist (and international rising star) Roberto Fonseca comes to the House of Blues on October 1 for a free Jazz Journey concert presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival & Foundation. Los Po-Boy-Citos open the show. Seating is general admission, and no ... Read more

"New Orleans All The Way Live: Alvin Youngblood Hart "

Tue, 09/17/13
Authored by George Ingmire
This week we bring you Alvin ‘Youngblood’ Hart’s Muscle Theory, recorded live at French Quarter Fest 2013. We sit down with Alvin to talk about his upbringing, songwriting, and one of his greatest mentors, Clarence ‘Gatemouth’ Brown. We also meet up with Tim Sweetwood of the... Read more

For Your Listening Pleasure: The WWOZ Interview

Mon, 09/16/13
Authored by David Stafford
WWOZ's show hosts score a lot of great interviews with musicians and other people of note, in which they discuss not only music, but their careers and lives. Now the best of these conversations are available on demand and as podcasts in a new feature: The WWOZ Interview. So fa... Read more

PHJB Performs "That's It!" on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Sun, 09/15/13
Authored by David Stafford
Last Wednesday night, New Orleans music took over the world of late-night TV talk shows. Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (no online video yet, but we're hoping!), and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band did "That's It!", the title t... Read more

Steve Morse, September 10, 2013

Fri, 09/13/13
Steve Morse talks with Marc  Stone, September 10, 2013 Read more

Bobby Rush & Doctor John, September 10, 2013

Fri, 09/13/13
Bobby Rush & Doctor John talk with Marc Stone September 10, 2013 Read more

Music Video: Keng Harvey, "Leslie"

Thu, 09/12/13
Authored by David Stafford
During the late 1990s, writes Keith Spera of the Times-Picayune, "Frenchmen Street was still considered an exotic destination, even as it yielded a plethora of ambitious, genre-bending bands. Among the most incendiary was Iris May Tango", a group that "hit with a full-body ... Read more

Harry Shearer and Judith Owens, August 29, 2013

Tue, 09/10/13
August 29 2013 -- 23:36 Harry Shearer and Judith Owens talk with WWOZ's David Torkanowsky on August 29, 2013, the eighth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the subsequent Federal Flood. Read more

See You Later Alligator

Tue, 09/10/13
Authored by Danielle Dietze
Listen to NPR’s “The Untold Story of Bobby Charles” What started with the lofty goal to write a song for Fats, the Louisiana native Bobby Charles would leave a bump in the musical path--whether he wanted to or not. His music lingers, unnoticed under his own name, but it den... Read more

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