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2013 Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival

Sun, 07/14/13
Authored by David Stafford
The schedule is out for the 2013 Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival, which will take place October 18-20, presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival & Foundation. WWOZ will broadcast much of the event live from Lafayette Square. Read more

Soul Stu In Exile: Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Sat, 07/13/13
Authored by Stuart Raper
       If there actually is a Heaven, and if I ever make it there once I march on, if I don’t hear the Preservation Hall Jazz Band playing (in any incarnation from ’61 til present) then I’ll know I must be in the wrong place. Long before I was ever even thought of being bor... Read more

Theresa Andersson's 'Street Parade' Mini-Documentary

Fri, 07/12/13
Authored by David Stafford
Check out this fascinating, short (12+ minutes) documentary about Theresa Andersson's performance aboard a giant puppet bird in the 2012 Muses Parade. Read more

Sound Clash Round 8

Thu, 07/11/13
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Join Brice Nice and Alski this Friday night for another edition of Sound Clash, a friendly musical duel. As usual the only rule is staying in the groove. Read more

Countdown To Lionel Ferbos' 102nd Birthday

Wed, 07/10/13
Authored by Sally Young
Lionel Ferbos' birthday is on July 17, one week from today. This year he will be 102! Still leading The Louisiana Shakers most Saturday nights at Palm Court Jazz Cafe, he is New Orleans' oldest active musician. He has played every JazzFest and is still a fixture at major mu... Read more

Louis Armstrong Jazz Camp

Wed, 07/10/13
Students from the Louis Armstrong Jazz Camp on Cuttin' Class. Read more

New Orleans All The Way Live: Royal Southern Brotherhood

Wed, 07/10/13
Authored by George Ingmire
This week’s program is a dedicated to a full hour of the Royal Southern Brotherhood, recorded live at French Quarter Fest 2012. The rock 'n' roll collective is headed by Cyril Neville, Devon Allman, and Mike Zito. Together they fuse elements of New Orleans funk rhythms, sou... Read more

A True WWOZ Legend Takes A Bow

Tue, 07/09/13
Authored by Stuart Raper
Jivin' Gene, the DJ not the singer... I've heard him announce himself in such humble fashion many times, in his smooth, down home New Orleans accent. What followed after was always some of the best Rhythm and Blues of the 1950's that have ever been played on these airwaves,... Read more

Jivin' Gene's Last Show: Tuesday July 9, 7-10pm

Mon, 07/08/13
Authored by David Stafford
Props to Jivin' Gene, whose tenure at WWOZ began in the station's early days above Tipitina's. He'll be doing his last "50s R&B with Jivin' Gene and Neil Pellegrin" show on Tuesday, July 9, from 7-10pm. Read more about Jivin' Gene's career at WWOZ, and check out his February... Read more

Gerald French Wins 2013 JazzAscona Award

Sun, 07/07/13
Authored by Sally Young
Congratulations to Gerald French, winner of the 2013 JazzAscona Award, presented at this year's JazzAscona Festival. The festival has been held annually in the lakeside town of Ascona, Switzerland for the last 29 years. Previous recipients of the award include Lillian Boutt... Read more

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