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Queen Ida and Terrance Simien.

Fri, 04/26/13
Authored by David Stafford
Every day at Jazz Fest, there are a number of interviews held on the Allsion Miner Stage in the Grandstand...  One of today's featured Zydeco legend Queen Ida and contemporary Zydeco star Terrance Simien.   Ida Lewis "Queen Ida" Guillory is a Louisiana accordionist and the f... Read more

Food of the Day: Crawfish Sack, Oyster Patty and Crawfish Beignets

Fri, 04/26/13
Authored by David Stafford
Our food of the day today:  Crawfish Sack, Oyster Patty and Crawfish Beignets Yum! Read more

Jazz Fest Is Off and Running

Fri, 04/26/13
Authored by David Stafford
Praise be! Jazz Fest 2013 is underway! The Friendly Travelers in the Gospel Tent. Read more

Today at Jazz Fest

Fri, 04/26/13
Authored by David Stafford
Here are a few things of note happening today at Jazz Fest: Cooking Demo at 3:30pm, in front of the Grandstand (east end): John Boutte makes his Down in the Treme Carrot Ginger Soup, a recipe from That Sounds Good!. Available in the Book Tent. See your favorite tradition bea... Read more


Fri, 04/26/13
Authored by Bill DeTurk
  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, dedicated to Callie – Start out with the N. O. Suspects or Freddie ... Read more

Today at Sync Up

Fri, 04/26/13
Authored by David Stafford
  Watch the Sync Up conference live - streaming in real-time video and audio at WWOZ.org, starting at 10 a.m. CST every day of the conference. The Sync Up Conference, put on by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation and held during Jazz Fest at NOMA in City Park, is New ... Read more

Second Lines, Mardi Gras Indians, and Brass Bands at Jazz Fest, Friday April 26

Thu, 04/25/13
Authored by David Stafford
What's going on at the Jazz & Heritage Stage and around the Fair Grounds. 11:15 - 12:00 Semolian Warriors Mardi Gras Indians 11:30 - 12:15 Brass Band Throwdown - [Kids Tent] 12:20 - 1:20 Young Pinstripe Brass Band 1:40 - 2:25 ... Read more

"Cinco de Boogaloo"

Tue, 04/23/13
Authored by George Ingmire
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival begins on April 26th and closes on May 5th aka Cinco de Mayo, but instead of packing up and going home, the celebration continues! The Iguanas are Cinco de Mayo mainstay, so this week’s program features a full hour of the band along wit... Read more

Exploring the New Orleans Piano Tradition

Mon, 04/22/13
Here's our video introduction to the New Orleans piano tradition, by some of its best-known practitioners. They range from a few minutes to over an hour in length. Read more

WWOZ Show Hosts' 2013 Jazz Fest Recommendations

Fri, 04/19/13
Several of WWOZ's show hosts have agreed to share their "Not-to-be-missed-lists" for Jazz Fest 2013. Take advantage of their vast stores of musical knowledge and make it your best Jazz Fest yet. Read more

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