Takin' It To The Streets

Takin' It to the Streets® is WWOZ's multi-platform program celebrating New Orleans' social aid & pleasure clubs, second lines, Black Masking Indians, Baby Dolls, and brass band traditions.

Hear recent Takin' It To The Streets interviews

Click here to apply to the Jazz & Heritage Music Relief Fund: Black Masking Culture

Click here to purchase "Dancing In The Streets" book by Judy Cooper, featuring an essay from WWOZ's Action Jackson and more

Happening This Week

Jazz & Heritage Music Relief Fund app deadline

Tuesday, August 3, 2021 - 11:00pm


The Jazz & Heritage Music Relief Fund is a statewide relief fund to support Louisiana musicians who have lost income amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  Read More About the Jazz & Heritage Music Relief Fund Here.

The purpose of this grant is to aid Louisiana Black masking culture bearers -specifically- Mardi Gras or Black Masking Indians, Babydolls and Northside Skull & Bones members who have lost a significant amount of income due to the shutdown of live events.  The grant is meant support those who have not found supplemental employment and continue to experience economic hardships. 

Cultural Groups who applied for this fund in 2020 ARE allowed to apply for this new round of funding.  If you have received grant funds as a musician in 2021, you are NOT ELIGIBLE to receive grant funds.

PLEASE NOTE: The form does not allow you to save your work. Please be sure to hit the "submit" button when complete.  This form best works in Google Chrome.   It is not recommended that you complete this form on a celluar device- in most cases, the form is not submitted successfully over mobile phones. The staff at the Jazz & Heritage Foundation are happy (and waiting) to take your application over the phone if you do not have access to a computer.  Please call 504-558-6108 for assistance, Monday-Fridays between 10am-4pm.  

*One application per person. 

*Applicants who don't have access to a computer or internet may call the Jazz & Heritage Relief Line at 504-558-6108 to complete their application over the phone.  Applicant will be prompted to leave a voicemail with their name and phone number.  Applicant will receive a call back within 48 business hours to take their application over the phone.  Questions ?  Email relief@jazzandheritage.org

*Upon approval of grant funding, a W9 form will be required before the check can be disbursed.


More Takin' It to the Streets

Weekly Brass Band events:

Tuesdays - TBC Brass Band at Kermit's Mother-in-Law Lounge (1500 N. Claiborne) - 8pm

Tuesdays - The Village Brass Band at Good Times Bar & Lounge (2901 Conti) - 7pm

Thursdays - Kinfolk Brass Band at NOLA Art Bar (2128 St. Claude) - 7pm

Thursdays - Big 6 Brass Band at Treme Hideaway (1234 N. Claiborne) - 10pm

Thursdays - Stooge Brass Band at The Well Lounge (1600 Basin Street) - 9:30pm

Fridays - Treme Brass Band at Vaughan's Lounge (4229 Dauphine) - 8pm

Sundays - Hot 8 Brass Band at the Howlin' Wolf - "The Den" (907 S. Peters St) - 9pm

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