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"Louisiana Cajun Zydeco Festival 2012"

Tue, 05/22/12
Authored by George Ingmire
This week we preview the upcoming Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival with music by Roddie Romero and the Hub-City All Stars, Bruce Sunpie Barnes and many others. We also pay a visit to Donald Link to talk about Cajun food and culture. Read more

Some Zydeco for Memorial Day Weekend

Fri, 05/18/12
Authored by Father Ron
  Buckwheat Zydeco, Chris Ardoin and Geno Delafose headline the 26th Zydeco Extravaganza in Opelousas, May 27 at Evangeline Downs. The Extravaganza, started as the Cravins Brothers Zydeco and Info Show in 1986, claims to be the largest one-day Zydeco festival in the world. ... Read more

Bobby Rush interviewed at Jazz Fest 2012

Thu, 05/17/12

Guitar Lightnin' Lee interview at Jazz Fest 2012

Thu, 05/17/12

'OZone Email Newsletter for May, 2012

Thu, 05/17/12
In This Issue Patti Austin: Live at NOCCA A Great Night in Harlem Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo Cajun-Zydeco & Creole Tomato Festivals Jazz Fest Highlights Piano Night Highlights In Memoriam: Frank Wills WWOZ on Facebook May Recipe: Rice ... Read more


Wed, 05/16/12
Authored by George Ingmire
This week’s program presents a sneak preview of the upcoming Essence Music Fest, as well as music by Big Sam and the Dynamites, Irvin Mayfield, Paul Sanchez and many others. We also take a walk through Longue Vue House and Gardens to see the flora and fauna of one of New Orlea... Read more

Herlin Riley Showcases New Orleans Piano at JALC

Tue, 05/15/12
Authored by Jelly Roll Justice
On May 11th and 12th, drumming genius Herlin Riley led the way in presenting three of New Orleans' finest pianists in the Allen Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center.  With musical director Herlin and bassist Reginald Veal graciously taking supporting roles to Ellis Marsalis, Henr... Read more

Sound Clash Round 6

Tue, 05/15/12
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Join Brice Nice (Vinyl) vs. Alski (Digital) on the Rhythm Room this Friday for another musical duel. As usual the only rule is staying in the groove. Read more

In Memoriam: Frank Wills

Tue, 05/15/12
Jorge Fuentes reflects on our friend Frank: "A reliable volunteer at the station, Frank Wills quickly took a liking to recording 'spots,' the announcements that we play on air at the station. I liked to use his voice because he had natural delivery and an unmistakable New Orle... Read more

Marcus Roberts and JALC Celebrates the Music of Jelly Roll Morton

Mon, 05/14/12
Authored by Jelly Roll Justice
A full house of jazz lovers in the Rose Theatre at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York were taken to class by Marcus Roberts and his orchestra as they played a myriad of tunes by the great Jelly Roll Morton.  Roberts is not only one of the most brilliant piano players in the... Read more

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