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A Message of Thanks During this Holiday Season

Sat, 12/03/11
Authored by Kathleen Lee
With the passing of Thanksgiving, I thought this would be the perfect time to thank everyone who has been a part of making this past year so wonderful for me. As you know, this past year I have been celebrating my 10th anniversary as the show host of the Swing Session and m... Read more

Fais Do Do-ing at Tipitina's

Wed, 11/30/11
Can you name the musician who has played the most shows at Tipitina’s? It might be a surprise that inside the hallowed walls made famous by Professor Longhair that the answer has nothing to do with jazz, funk, or another New Orleans style. Read more

Show Host CD Picks 2011

Wed, 11/30/11
Authored by Jennifer R. Leslie
Get your audiophilic friends and family the music they've always wanted, by reading our show hosts' favorite CDs of the year, compiled especially for you, our loyal listeners. Check out our recommendations to add to your collection of New Orleans, Jazz and Heritage music. »... Read more

"Turtle Soup at Lüke"

Tue, 11/29/11
Authored by George Ingmire
This week’s program features two sets of music highlighting the guitar, featuring the Ed Barrett Trio, followed by Twangorama.  We also visit Lüke Restaurant for a Reveillon dinner and take a walk through historic Algiers Point. Read more

Hoodoo Bluesman Coco Robicheaux Passes

Sat, 11/26/11
Apple Barrel regular and bluesman about town, Coco Robicheaux, passed on the Friday after Thanksgiving, on Frenchmen St., where he was a beloved regular musician and friend. Two jazz funerals/second lines are currently planned to honor Mr. Robicheaux. Read more

"Tagliatelle for the Holidays"

Tue, 11/22/11
Authored by George Ingmire
On this week’s program, we prepare you for the holidays with a visit to Domenica restaurant in the Central Business District as well as a stroll through City Park for their annual Celebration in the Oaks.  The music on this week’s program ranges from folk to jazz to soul, w... Read more

'OZone Email Newsletter for November, 2011

Thu, 11/17/11
Music is "all the way live" and well in New Orleans and the trickle down is causing a swell of live broadcasts on the airwaves at 'OZ. Recently, our listeners have been radio-teleported to Lafayette Square in the heart of the Central Business District for the Crescent City B... Read more

Chicken and Andouille Étouffee

Tue, 11/15/11
Time to turn on the stove, slow cook that roux and heat up the house. This is an easy, hearty recipe featuring chicken and andouille sausage, with the holy trifecta and a roux. It's easy to make, you probably already have all the ingredients on hand, and you can whip this up t... Read more

"Music and Markets"

Tue, 11/15/11
Authored by George Ingmire
On this week’s show, we enjoy the music of sisters Leah and Chloe from the band Rising Appalachia. We also check out an encore presentation of Ensemble Fatien, a New Orleans/West African musical hybrid. Along the way, we stop at a local art market before enjoying some food ... Read more


Tue, 11/08/11
Authored by George Ingmire
Today's show features Saxophonist, Flautist, and Clarinetist Rex Gregory, a jazz musician whose philosophical ideas influence his compositions as much as his teachers and collaborators do. This show was recorded at a New Orleans night club called the Blue Nile. In this reco... Read more

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