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The Minister of Swing on Hep Cat's Ball

Sun, 11/29/20
Authored by The Minister of Swing
The Minister of Swing will be back behind the board with two hours of big band sounds from the swing era on Sunday, November 29th 6-8PM right here on WWOZ's Hep Cat's Ball  Read more

Interview: Glenn Hall III of Rebirth and Baby Boyz

Sat, 11/28/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Rebirth Brass Band and Baby Boyz Brass Band trumpeter Glenn Hall III gets on the phone with Action Jackson to talk about how he started playing at a very young age, the musicians who influenced him, what he hopes to accomplish in the f... Read more

Interview: Wendell Jackson, Original Four president

Sun, 11/22/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Original Four president Wendell Jackson talks to Action Jackson about how the club emerged from another group, how this year was supposed to be an important anniversary celebration, why they originally started stepping out from Armstro... Read more

Video: Yes Ma'am 'Shoulda Lean'

Sat, 11/21/20
The new song from Yes Ma'am, 'Shoulda Lean,' on the topic of "When she wanna come home with you, but she's too drunk, don't even know your name..."  Chalmette sure is looking different these days. Read more

Rhythm Room 11/20/20

Sat, 11/21/20
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 The Hawk Big Boss Man 03:28 Winner 2 Dim Star of the Palisades Birds of Chicago 02:59 Real Midnight 3 Drown Yourself The Staple Singers 04:43 Be What You Are (Stax LP STS-3015) 4 Weep For Me Brown Sugar feat. Clydie King 03:11 Tears Full Of Soul CD1 5 Let Me Go Girl Slim Smi... Read more

Video: Sync Up Workshop - Virtual Gigging Best Practices

Thu, 11/19/20
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation presents the next installment of Sync Up workshops for musicians: Virtual Gigging - Best Practices! For the last nine months New Orleans artists of all stripes have been redefining what it means to perform in an unprecedented lands... Read more

Christmas concert series with WWOZ and French Quarter Festivals, Inc.

Thu, 11/19/20
Authored by Carrie Booher
This morning, French Quarter Festivals, Inc. announced details around their 36th annual "Holidays New Orleans Style" event. HNOS encompasses some of the city's most celebrated seasonal traditions, from Reveillon feasts to free holiday concerts. This year, the series will of... Read more

WWOZ Salutes the Katrina Network

Thu, 11/19/20
In the months following the failure of the federal levee system in New Orleans, a group of 31 community radio stations from around the world lent a much-needed hand as WWOZ struggled to stay on the air. WWOZ salutes this group of stations — now affectionately called the Kat... Read more

Watch Sync Up: Virtual Gigging Best Practices

Wed, 11/18/20

Interview: Lady Wales' president Shantrell Simms

Wed, 11/18/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Action Jackson gets on the phone with Shantrell Simms, president of Lady Wales Social & Pleasure Club. She shares how she first started second lining, why it's important for clubs and groups to work together, the parade years that real... Read more

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