Terence Blanchard's 'Champion: An Opera In Jazz'

Sun, 03/11/18
Terence Blanchard has incredible artistic breadth-- one that's extended by his two-act opera, Champion, showing now at the Mahalia Jackson Theater. It has one remaining performance in New Orleans, today at 2:30p, presented by the New Orleans Opera. Champion is the story of... Read more

Video: Big Chief Alfred Doucette

Sat, 03/10/18
Sitting down with Big Chief Alfred Doucette of the Flaming Arrows as he prepared for Mardi Gras. The Mardi Gras Indians will be in the streets again soon-- Uptown Super Sunday hits Sunday, March 18 and St. Joseph's Night is Monday, March 19. Get the details at WWOZ's Takin'... Read more

Video: Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet 'Offbeat Personality'

Fri, 03/09/18
Here's Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet performing 'Offbeat Personality' at WWOZ in 2014. They will be performing two free shows at the Jazz and Heritage Center on Saturday night. Read more

Video only: Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet

Sun, 03/04/18
WWOZ will be video streaming as The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation proudly presents the Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet in concert on Saturday, March 10, with shows at 8p and 9:30p, at the Jazz & Heritage Center (1225 N. Rampart Street). We will be video streaming the ... Read more

Tom McDermott: Piano Night special feature

Tue, 03/06/18
WWOZ Piano Night is returning to House of Blues Monday, April 30! As the city’s premier event celebrating the great pianists of New Orleans, this year’s Piano Night is dedicated to the memory and legacy of Fats Domino. Tickets for the event at House of Blues are available n... Read more

Video: Cha Wa 'Ooh Na Nay'

Sun, 03/04/18
Cha Wa performing 'Ooh Na Nay' in our studio last March. St. Joseph's Night and Super Sunday are coming up! Stay in the loop at WWOZ's Takin' It To The Streets, your source for Mardi Gras Indian and second line events.  Read more

Interview with Terence Blanchard

Tue, 02/27/18
WWOZ sat down with the great Terence Blanchard for a conversation about his work on 'Champion,' an opera in jazz. 'Champion' makes its New Orleans debut March 9 and 11, produced by the New Orleans Opera. Read more

Culu and N'Kafu African Dance Ensembles at Congo Square Rhythms Fest

Thu, 03/01/18
One of the best parts of the Congo Square Rhythms Fest are the talented and vibrant dance groups who continue the highly meaningful dance traditions at this historic site. This year, the dancers will be heavily featured on Sunday, March 4, from 12 - 1:30p. Check out the Cul... Read more

Mardi Gras Indian battle at Congo Square Rhythms Fest

Wed, 02/28/18
Congo Square Rhythms Fest is coming up this weekend! Every year features a Mardi Gras Indian battle, this year happening on Saturday, March 3 starting at 3:15p. Check out the verbal spar we caught in 2016 featuring members of the Flaming Arrows, Mohawk Hunters, and Fi-Yi-Yi... Read more

Champion Jack Dupree in 1969

Fri, 02/23/18
Champion Jack Dupree is in fine form in this set recorded in 1969. These 27 minutes are part of a longer performance. For more, be sure to check out the links at the bottom.  Read more

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