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Interview: Christie Jourdain of Original Pinettes Brass Band

Thu, 05/21/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Original Pinettes Brass Band leader Christie Jourdain talks to WWOZ's Action Jackson about how the all-female band was originally received by other musicians, the competition that earned them respect, how the pandemic is impacting musi... Read more

YouTube premiere of WWOZ's 'Closeup: Tank & the Bangas'

Thu, 05/21/20
Check out our YouTube page (or just watch below) this Sunday, May 24 at 7pm as we host the YouTube premiere of 'Closeup: Tank & the Bangas'! We've added some bonus interview footage at the end.  'Closeup: Tank & the Bangas' was created as an in-depth profile of the excitin... Read more

Aurora Nealand: Letters From The Porch

Wed, 05/20/20
New Orleanians' creativity and support for each other is still in high gear throughout this pandemic. One new effort is Letters From The Porch, a series of videos in which musicians and performers offer their gifts in gratitude to the medical community. Artists perform on ... Read more

Greek Festing In Place: Sat. 12-2pm

Tue, 05/19/20
LISTEN LIVE! This weekend would have been the 47th annual New Orleans Greek Festival on Bayou St. John. It's a Memorial Day weekend tradition put on by the Holy Trinity Community. Since the Greek Festival cannot go on as planned, WWOZ would like to invite you to "Greek Fe... Read more

Tues., 7-10pm: Ooh! My Soul - Little Richard's Rise to Fame and Religious Awakening

Mon, 05/18/20

Ooh! My Soul: Little Richard's Rise to Fame and Religious Awakening

Mon, 05/18/20
Authored by Neil Pellegrin
This week's '50s R&B Show will pick up where last week's left off -- with recordings made at a New Orleans session in July of '56. From there, we'll journey through the last recordings Little Richard made for Specialty in the '50s before a religious awakening coaxed him awa... Read more

Rhythm Room 05/15/20

Sat, 05/16/20
1 Hold It Willie Mitchell 02:25 Sunrise Serenade/Hold It!!! Here's Willie Mitchell 2 Morning Train The Campbell Brothers 03:42 Sacred Steele [Disc 2] 3 We The People Staple Singers 03:53 Be Altitude: Respect Yourself 4 We'll Meet Roy Panton & Millie Small 02:33 ska at the jam... Read more

Video: Jorge Luis Pacheco 'Silencio'

Sat, 05/16/20

Interview: Bennie Pete of Hot 8 Brass Band

Sat, 05/16/20
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Bennie Pete, a cofounder of the Hot 8 Brass Band, talks to Action Jackson about how the band was formed, countries they've gotten to perform in, what they love about playing at Jazz Fest, and more. Read more

'OZone Email Newsletter for May 2020

Wed, 05/13/20
  In the MAY 2020 Issue of the 'OZone, WWOZ's monthly newsletter: Jazz Festing in Place Wrap Up | Jazz Festing in Place Swag: Available through May 17 | In Memoriam: Jesse Hathorne | OnlineWire Virtual Gig Calendar | Explore with WWOZ's Groovapedia | Classic Jazz Fest Re... Read more

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