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Ol’ Man River Reports from DelFest

Fri, 05/27/22
Authored by Ol' Man River
I can’t find words to describe my emotions when I arrived to the Allegany County Fairgrounds for the 14th DelFest after 3 long years, but happy, joy and relief come quickly to mind. I chose to arrive several days early as a guest of the DelFest Music Academy, which has  tak... Read more

Scene Boosters Second Line Parade, Sunday 1pm

Thu, 05/26/22

Video: Oscar Rossignoli at WWOZ Piano Night 2022

Thu, 05/26/22
We are pleased to share Oscar Rossignoli's set from WWOZ Piano Night on May 2, 2022! Oscar was one of the 18 immensely talented pianists who joined us for the 35th annual WWOZ Piano Night at House of Blues just a few weeks ago. Piano Night is our flagship fundraiser and has... Read more

Treme/7th Ward Fest this weekend

Thu, 05/26/22
Authored by Carrie Booher
The Treme/7th Ward Arts & Culture Festival returns to Claiborne Avenue ("under the bridge") this Saturday and Sunday, 1-6pm! The festival celebrates the history, traditions, and culture of two of the oldest, most notable neighborhoods in the United States. These vibrant and... Read more

Rhythm Room 05/20/22

Sat, 05/21/22
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 in the summertime el chicles 02:53 viva tirado 2 If you're ready come go with Cynthia Richards 02:41 Here Comes That Feeling Jamaic 3 Hand Writing On the Wall Mavis Staples 04:07 Carry Me Home 4 Born To Loose [Brunswick 55341 '67] La Vern Baker 03:12 let me belong to you 5... Read more

Video: Perseverance Hall 2022

Fri, 05/20/22
Perseverance Hall, one of the few remaining buildings where jazz was born, was severely damaged in Hurricane Ida in 2021. Since 1950, it has been home to the Holy Aid and Comfort Spiritual Church of Eternal Life. Its current pastor, Harold Lewis, is working with the Preserv... Read more

Photos: "Take Me To The River" film premiere at Broadside

Thu, 05/19/22
Filmmaker Martin Shore explores the music of the Big Easy for the spirited followup to his 2014 documentary Take Me To The River.  While that film centred on the music of Memphis, the second entry in the series celebrates the rich musical history, heritage, legacy and influ... Read more

'OZone Email Newsletter for May 2022

Thu, 05/19/22
    In the MAY 2022 Issue of the 'OZone, WWOZ's monthly newsletter: Jazz Fest Wrap & Thank-Yous | Heads Up: Summer Season Swag Sale Incoming | Many, Many Jazz Fest Photos! | Celebrating Ancestors at Jazz Fest 2022 | Upcoming: Bayou Boogaloo, Cajun-Zydeco & Creole Tomato... Read more

Louisiana Cajun Zydeco Festival 2022

Wed, 05/18/22
Authored by Carrie Booher
The Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival returns to Louis Armstrong Park June 11-12, 2022! This free festival, presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, celebrates the rich traditions of southwest Louisiana. The combination of rollicking two-step music and spicy s... Read more

In Memoriam: Bernard Pearce

Wed, 05/18/22
Friends came out to honor the beloved musician, producer, artist and writer Bernard Pearce on Sunday, May 15. Read more

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