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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

4 1/2 hours of Sun Ra on WWOZ Tuesday night

Mon, 06/21/10
Authored by David Kunian
This Tuesday June 22, 2010 - 10:30 PM until 3 AM The Kitchen Sink and Overnight will present the music of SUN RA! 4.5 hours of the big bandleader/keyboardist/philospher/space jazz alien Sun Ra and his assorted Omniverse Arkestras to celebrate the solstice. We'll get out t... Read more

"By the Whiskers On My Chin"

Mon, 06/21/10
Authored by George Ingmire
John Rankin shares the story of his first guitar and developing his piano-like approach to the instrument. You can catch him most Tuesday nights at the Columns Hotel on Saint Charles Avenue. For those wondering what to do on Wednesday nights, Big Sam stops by to talk about... Read more

What's the deal with the bust on Street Music?

Sun, 06/20/10
Authored by Your Cousin Dimitri
Tune in at 3 pm to hear Offbeat Magazine's Editor-in-chief Jan Ramsey explain the latest development in the war between the NOPD and New Orleans' street musicians. Read more

'OZone Email Newsletter for June, 2010

Thu, 06/17/10
Dear Listener, WWOZ’s Gulf Aid benefit concert for our devastated coastal community last month sparked a cascade of similar local events, like Jonathan Ferrara Gallery's Gulf Aid Art exhibition (June 17-19). You can also download “It Ain’t My Fault” by the Gulf Aid AllSta... Read more

"Three-legged Tango"

Wed, 06/16/10
Authored by George Ingmire
On today’s show, John Ellis & Double Wide provide some musical mischief, recorded live at the Blue Nile on Frenchmen Street in New Orleans. Then, we walk the culinary tightrope between hearty fried pork belly and a salad of seasonal offerings, brought to you by John Harris ... Read more

Moran, Prieto are the High Points of Healdsburg Jazz Fest Finale

Mon, 06/14/10
Authored by Jelly Roll Justice
Dafnis Prieto's Si o Si Quartet with Peter Apfelbaum were spectacular openers on the last day of the 12th Annual Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Sunday June 13th. Prieto's tremendous change of pace, brilliant rhythms, tonal perfection made you forget at times he is a drummer --... Read more

Deep Passion - Soledad Barrio and Noche Flamenca

Sat, 06/12/10
Authored by Your Friend
The poetry of Federico Garcia Lorca hit home once again after seeing Soledad Barrio and Noche Flamenca at Le Petit Theatre. The guitars, the voices, the poses, the pain, they were all there in front of me, beautifully alive in the performance. Please make time to check th... Read more

US vs England at the World Cup and Louisiana vs British Petroleum in the Gulf

Sat, 06/12/10
Authored by Jamie Dell'Apa
Forgive me, I'm a bit stuck on THE SPORT today. Yeah, that sport where the audience share is measured in billions instead of millions.   It's not just the global quadrennial celebration, it's also that the US is playing England today while Louisiana is playing an endless m... Read more

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