Film/Video

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

Video: Zulu Second Line Parade 2022

Mon, 05/16/22
The Zulu men stepped out for their 113th anniversary second line parade on Sunday, looking fly in purple and black. Check out our video from the beginning of the parade as the club members come out of Sweet Lorraine's on St. Claude Avenue.  Read more

Video: Divine Ladies Second Line Parade

Mon, 05/16/22
Divine Ladies stepped out in all white yesterday to celebrate the 20th-22nd anniversaries of the club! Check out our video from the start of the parade at the corner of St. Charles and Jackson Avenue below and click here to hear last week's interview between two Divine Ladi... Read more

Video: Shamarr Allen 'Dance With Me'

Mon, 03/28/22
The video for Shamarr Allen's new single 'Dance With Me' is out now! Shamarr always does a great job showcasing New Orleans culture in his videos and we are proud to be a part of this one! WWOZ was one of the filming sites for 'Dance With Me,' and you can spot a few of our ... Read more

'Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story' set to premiere at SXSW March 16; national release set for May 13

Thu, 02/10/22
Authored by Carrie Booher
Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story premieres in March at SXSW and begins US release on May 13, 2022. The film is directed by Frank Marshall and Ryan Suffern and will first screen at SXSW on Wednesday, March 16 at 8pm at the Paramount Theatre. A Q&A session with Marshall, Jazz F... Read more

Video: Louis Prima in 1938

Tue, 11/09/21
Here's Louis Prima and his band way back in 1938, when Prima was just 28 years old.  Read more

2021 New Orleans Film Festival: Nov. 5-21

Tue, 11/02/21
The 2021 New Orleans Film Festival is happening November 5-21! For this year's experience, the New Orleans Film Society has again created a combination festival involving venues across the city, plus outdoor open air cinemas and at-home streaming experiences. After receivi... Read more

Video: Tank & the Bangas f/Big Freedia 'Big'

Fri, 10/29/21
New from Tank & the Bangas! Check out the video for their hit single, 'Big,' featuring Big Freedia, the Queen Diva! Catch them at Tipitina's on November 6.  Read more

Video: Henry Butler 'Get Out of My Life, Woman' at WWOZ Piano Night 2016

Tue, 09/21/21
At WWOZ Piano Night on April 25, 2016, the pianists honored the late Allen Toussaint, who died just five months earlier. Henry Butler, who was born on this date in 1948, performed this version of 'Get Out Of My Life, Woman.' The song was written by Toussaint and recorded by... Read more

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