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Jazz Fest 2012 Quote of the Year

Wed, 05/09/12
Authored by Mark LaMaire
"I wish Shell would sponsor events like this in my country.  In my country they only sponsor destruction and death."  -Nigerian band leader Seun Kuti in interview with Robert Barry.  Read more

"Something Thoughtful, Something Refreshing"

Tue, 05/08/12
Authored by George Ingmire
This week we travel through Brazil, Chicago and New Orleans on a musical raft.  We are also visited by Ultimate Kitchen Commando, Jodi Brown, for a sampling of some nutrient dense food and speak with Jeff Albert from the Open Ears Music Series. Read more

Jazz Fest: It's Over

Mon, 05/07/12
Authored by WWOZ Editors
We came, we ate, we Jazz Fest-Ed! Closing out the last day of the festival was the sounds of The Neville Brothers, Bo Dollis and the Wild Magnolias and Rockin Dopsie, Jr. and the Zydeco Twisters. We ate our last bite of crawfish strudel, alligator pie, oyster bisque and man... Read more

Rice Dressing

Sun, 05/06/12
Whether you're serving plain old chicken or making a crawfish étouffée, try fancifying the rice below your favorite main course. Or, think about substituting your favorite stuffing (crabs? turkey? pork chops?) with this rice dressing recipe. Read more

Jazz Fest Day 6 Highlights

Sun, 05/06/12
Authored by WWOZ Editors
We thought we'd be getting rain, but aside from a little sprinkle (and misters all around the festival), the Jazz Fest was saved for another day from the Jazz Fest curse (the curse: it rains at least one day of the festival). Our live broadcast from two 'OZ broadcast trucks... Read more

Jazz Fest Day 5 Highlights

Fri, 05/04/12
Authored by WWOZ Editors
Day 5 at the Fairgrounds was blessed with weather that was hot but kept everyone happy and dancing. Slaking our thirst with all the delicious iced coffee and fruit over at the 'OZ Hospitality Tent. We broadcasted Dukes of Dixieland, Jeremy Lyons, Mark Braud and the New Orle... Read more

Jazz Fest Day 4 Highlights

Thu, 05/03/12
Authored by WWOZ Editors
The only Thursday of Jazz Fest is a special day at the Fairgrounds: the hardcore Jazz Festers are out in full force, after putting on their straw hats and calling in sick to work. It's also the day that the Festival gives out tickets to school children to attend the festiva... Read more

Action Jackson - My New Orleans

Thu, 05/03/12
Authored by Zachary Young

"Rex Gregory"

Wed, 05/02/12
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 stag... Read more

Jazz Fest Weekend 1 Highlights

Sun, 04/29/12
Authored by WWOZ Editors
We're half-way through Jazz Fest.  The first weekend was tremendous with amazing live broadcasts from the Fest, huge crowds, beautiful weather, and WWOZ even sold out of brass passes.  Check out the hightlights below from all the stages, the WWOZ Hospitality Tent and a litt... Read more

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