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Benefit for Plaquemines Parish this July 4th!

Fri, 07/02/10
There will be a July 4th benefit for Plaquemines Parish fishermen at Vaughan's Lounge . Food will be served beginning at 3 PM. Call the lounge for details. Billy Nungesser (the parish president) will be there. Vaughan's Lounge 800 Lesseps Street, New Orleans(504) 947-5562‎ Read more

"3 Nights at the Bistro – Part 1"

Fri, 07/02/10
Authored by George Ingmire
Rebecca Barry, Jason Marsalis and Henry Butler all take the stage on today’s show, performing the compositions of Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker and Nat Adderley, as we kick off a two-part series focusing on Snug Harbor and other jazz venues in New Orleans. At this week’s ... Read more

Two special guests -- Young Fellaz and Mark Pentone

Tue, 06/29/10
Authored by Raymond Kent
This coming Friday morning, July the 2nd, I will be welcoming not one but two special musical guests to my show -- first the dynamic Young Fellaz Brass Band and then guitarist extraordinaire Mark Penton AKA Mark Pentone! My regular lively jazz show will run from 6 to 8:00 ... Read more

Notes & Photos from JazzAscona in Switzerland

Tue, 06/29/10
By Sally Young, reporting from Ascona, Switzerland. I landed in Geneva last week and traveled through Lausanne & Montreux, Switzerland. There are music festivals everywhere in Europe! Everyone is busy setting up stages and tents on Lake Geneva. Then I rode on the Glacier ... Read more

Declaration of Independence and Fred Anderson

Tue, 06/29/10
Authored by David Kunian
The Tone Scientists of the Kitchen Sink tonight will be giving you a double whammy for hard earned money. 1st - as it is that time of year, we will be reading the entire Declaration of Independence to remind you and yours of who we, as a country, are, and what, as a countr... Read more

World Cup Fans - The Afrikaner

Mon, 06/28/10
Authored by Jamie Dell'Apa
USA vs GhanaToo Scary To Watch  Every USA fan at the Pretoria stadium will understand my irrationality.  The win over the Algerians was so emotional, so exciting that I couldn't bear to watch another USA game live.  In fact, I couldn't even stand a moderately emotional game... Read more

Celebrate the 4th of July and the lives of Ernie and Miss Antoinette K-Doe Wednesday June 30th at 10:00 p.m.

Sat, 06/26/10
Join us Wednesday night June 30th at 10:00 p.m. as we celebrate the 4th of July early for our annual Ernie and Miss Antoinette K-doe show. Ben Sandmel will join us as we play a vintage WWOZ Ernie K-doe show originally aired on July 11, 1985. Read more

From New Orleans to South Africa via the World Cup

Sat, 06/26/10
Authored by Jamie Dell'Apa
 Pretoria, South AfricaUS versus Algeria   This World Cup is a wallet-draining commitment that starts with a seventeen-hour flight.  WWOZ and JazzFest fans will understand why we do it.   It's that same commitment you took after your first JazzFest.  Remember?  New Orleans ... Read more

To Be Continued Brass Band

Thu, 06/24/10
Authored by Lisa Barrios
Tune in next Thursday morning, July 1, @ 10:00a.m., when trombone player, Joe Maize & a couple of the fellas from the To Be Continued Brass Band will join me in the studio. We'll be talking about what's going on with the music on the street, & of course, play some music. Read more

Accordions, Accordions, Accordions

Wed, 06/23/10
Authored by George Ingmire
As you probably already know, June is National Accordion Awareness Month. So, today's show will focus on the squeezebox, featuring everything from the great Clifton Chenier to some music by the master of Honky Squonk, Schatzy. Tune in from 11:30ish to 2pm for some Cajun, Zy... Read more

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