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Smoking Time Jazz Club CD Release Party on Saturday, January 5 at Maison!

Sun, 12/30/12
Authored by Carrie Booher
Local favorites The Smoking Time Jazz Club are celebrating the release of their third CD, "Oh Sister, Ain't That Hot!" on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at Maison on Frenchmen. The band takes the stage from 7-10pm, and will have the new CD available for purchase that night. No... Read more

Re-Oriental Yourself for the New Year

Sat, 12/29/12
Authored by Jamie Dell'Apa
There are innumerable Americana songs with Chinese themes.  Perhaps more about China than all the other Asian countries combined.  Maybe it's because the stereotypical riff of Chinese music sounds so much like the cha cha progression.  Or maybe it's every musician's irresis... Read more

Roots of Music's Marching Crusaders to the Rose Parade

Fri, 12/28/12
The Marching Crusaders earned a coveted invitation to march in the Rose Parade on January 1, 2013. With 40 million viewers tuning in from around the world, this will be a mighty big spotlight shining on an incredible bunch of young musicians. Read more

From 504 Magazine: Poncho Sanchez

Thu, 12/27/12
Check out these excerpts and photos on Poncho Sanchez and his recent collaboration with Terrence Banchard, from our friends at 504 Magazine. Read more

May Your Holiday be Koozie & Bright!

Tue, 12/25/12
On the airwaves and on the streets, we are sending out a bear hug of groovy 'OZ love in hopes of making sure your day is a fabulous one! Thank you so much for tuning in and being a part of WWOZ! Read more

"Rex Gregory Redux"

Mon, 12/24/12
Authored by George Ingmire
Today's show features Saxophonist, Flautist and Clarinet player Rex Gregory, a jazz musician whose philosophical ideas influence his compositions as much as his teachers and collaborators do. This show was recorded at the Blue Nile. On this recording, Rex is joined on stage by... Read more

Phil Frazier - My New Orleans

Sun, 12/23/12
Authored by Zachary Young

Cajun and Zydeco Music for the Christmas Season

Thu, 12/20/12
Authored by Father Ron
                Lots of performers come up with Christmas albums, so here is a quick list of some of the Zydeco and Cajun music CDs out there.                  One of the earliest Cajun Christmas CDs was Jambalaya Cajun Band’s Joyeux Noel.  Released in in 1994 on Swallow R... Read more

Ingrid Lucia's New Orleans Nightingales and More Divas

Thu, 12/20/12
Authored by Jelly Roll Justice
As we present the best new jazz releases of 2012, this show is going to celebrate jazz divas. Happily, our opening guests will be Ingrid Lucia and Margie Perez, two of the New Orleans Nightingales Revue.  Their CD is the brainchild of Ingrid Lucia and is a showcase of some ... Read more

Bill & Julie's Annual Frightening Holiday Music Experience

Wed, 12/19/12
Authored by Bill DeTurk
  Beware my friends, only a couple days until Bill & Juilie's Annual Frightening Holiday Music Experience. This Friday the 21st, 11 - 2. And you thought the world was ending before... Read more

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