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Second Lines, Mardi Gras Indians, and Brass Bands at Jazz Fest, Friday April 26

Thu, 04/25/13
Authored by David Stafford
What's going on at the Jazz & Heritage Stage and around the Fair Grounds. 11:15 - 12:00 Semolian Warriors Mardi Gras Indians 11:30 - 12:15 Brass Band Throwdown - [Kids Tent] 12:20 - 1:20 Young Pinstripe Brass Band 1:40 - 2:25 ... Read more

"Cinco de Boogaloo"

Tue, 04/23/13
Authored by George Ingmire
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival begins on April 26th and closes on May 5th aka Cinco de Mayo, but instead of packing up and going home, the celebration continues! The Iguanas are Cinco de Mayo mainstay, so this week’s program features a full hour of the band along wit... Read more

Exploring the New Orleans Piano Tradition

Mon, 04/22/13
Here's our video introduction to the New Orleans piano tradition, by some of its best-known practitioners. They range from a few minutes to over an hour in length. Read more

WWOZ Show Hosts' 2013 Jazz Fest Recommendations

Fri, 04/19/13
Several of WWOZ's show hosts have agreed to share their "Not-to-be-missed-lists" for Jazz Fest 2013. Take advantage of their vast stores of musical knowledge and make it your best Jazz Fest yet. Read more

'OZone Email Newsletter for April, 2013

Wed, 04/17/13
In This Issue Jazz Fest: April 26 - May 5 The WWOZ Online Music Calendar Get Your Piano Night Tickets 'OZ's Cookbook: That Sounds Good! Mango Freeze at Jazz Fest Bury The Hatchet Screening Where and When: Brass Pass Picku... Read more

"Between the Two"

Tue, 04/16/13
Authored by George Ingmire
As we head deeper into festival season, our musical choices expand exponentially.  With the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival upon us, this week’s show prepares us for the days between the two weekends of Jazzfest, when WWOZ’s Piano Night,  Instruments a Comin’ and Cha... Read more

It's all about the Music bike ride

Mon, 04/15/13
Authored by Ol' Man River
Old Man River is back at it again! Every Tuesday @ 6pm we will meet in Armstrong Park for the "it's all about the MUSIC bike ride" which meets at Congo Square So if MUSIC or CASUAL CYCLING or COOL PEOPLE is yo THANG then meet us at 6pm at CONGO SQUARE in Armstrong Park We will... Read more

WWOZ Spans the World

Mon, 04/15/13
Authored by Jelly Roll Justice
Arts Minister in Melbourne - Another Jazz Fest Fan   One of the great annual events for us at WWOZ is broadcasting live from the Jazz and Heritage Festival and sharing the music and the musicians with fans around the planet.   This year I was hoping that Heidi Victoria, a fa... Read more

The New Orleans Piano Tradition

Mon, 04/15/13
Authored by David Stafford
We're two weeks from WWOZ's Piano Night at the House of Blues, a night which celebrates the New Orleans piano tradition. If you'd like to know more about that tradition, here are a couple of video introductions. The first is a lecture/performance by Tom McDermott (who's pla... Read more


Sat, 04/13/13
Authored by Bill DeTurk
  Congratulations to all my friends at The French Quarter Fest on this special 30th anniversary celebration!  This year the largest free music festival in the South features 271 performers on 21 stages, as well as, par normal, the world’s largest jazz brunch in Jackson Squa... Read more

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