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In Memoriam: Connie Jones

Thu, 02/14/19
New Orleans trumpeter Connie Jones has passed away at the age of 84.  Connie is a New Orleans native who began his musical career at the age of five on piano. He first picked up a bugle while in military school and began playing trumpet when he was ten years old. After high... Read more

Live video Friday: Kumasi Afrobeat Orchestra & the Fufu All-Stars

Thu, 02/14/19

Dancing in Economy Hall: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Thu, 02/14/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Liz Weiner and Brian Ferdman dance during Preservation Hall Jazz Band's set in Economy Hall tent on May 4, 2013. Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee. In honor of Jazz Fest's 50th anniversary in 2019, we're featuring a Jazz Fest photo of the day with our audience. Keep your eyes... Read more

Interview: Lois Andrews Nelson, Queen of krewedelusion

Wed, 02/13/19
WWOZ's Action Jackson sits down with Lois Andrews Nelson, queen of krewedelusion! In addition to Queen, she is a Baby Doll, member of the Money Wasters Social & Pleasure Club, and mother of Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, James Andrews, and Buster Nelson. Get in the backstr... Read more

Fairgrounds Map: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Wed, 02/13/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Jazz Fest goers plotting their way around the Fairgrounds in 1987. Photo by Burt Steel, courtesy of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Archive.  In honor of Jazz Fest's 50th anniversary in 2019, we're featuring a Jazz Fest photo of the day with our audience. Keep your eyes h... Read more

Lena Prima: Jazz Fest Flashback

Tue, 02/12/19
The first year Lena Prima played at Jazz Fest was the same year the festival honored her father, Louis Prima, for what would've been his 100th birthday. Listen in to what that experience was like for Lena as she launched her first jazz album, plus what it was like for her t... Read more

Lady Jetsetters Second Line Parade, Sun. 12p

Tue, 02/12/19

'OZone Email Newsletter for February 2019

Tue, 02/12/19
In the FEBRUARY 2019 Issue of the 'OZone, WWOZ's monthly newsletter: Report to the Community for 2018 | Lineup for Jazz Fest's 50th | Jazz Fest 50th Anniversary Photos, Videos & more | Volunteer Spotlight: Mikayla Braun | Show Host Spotlight: Duane Williams | Recipes: Potato... Read more

New Orleans Groove Masters: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Tue, 02/12/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
The New Orleans Groove Masters featuring Shannon Powell, Herlin Riley, and Jason Marsalis on May 6, 2017. Happy birthday to Herlin Riley! Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee. In honor of Jazz Fest's 50th anniversary in 2019, we're featuring a Jazz Fest photo of the day with ou... Read more

Video: Abramson Sci Academy on School Groove

Mon, 02/11/19
The Abramson Sci Academy Brass Band joined host Murf Reeves this afternoon for the February edition of School Groove at WWOZ! These students are in top-notch shape-- it's almost time for the Mardi Gras parades!  Read more

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