Video only - Reel to Real: The Early Airwaves of WWOZ

Mon, 09/18/23
  The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation presents the Allison Miner Series: Featuring Research from the Jazz & Heritage Archive on Wednesday, September 20, 2023 at the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center, 1225 N. Rampart Street. The inaugural lecture will feat... Read more

Video: The Dew Drop Inn

Thu, 01/19/23
The Dew Drop Inn, the creation of Frank Painia, was a barbershop, restaurant, hotel, lounge, and performance venue at the heart of Black society and culture in New Orleans from the 1940s through the 1960s. The city’s top talent, including Dave Bartholomew, Allen Toussaint, ... Read more

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

WWOZ Celebrates Black History Month

Fri, 02/26/21
Authored by Al Colón
The year 2021 marks the 95th annual celebration of Black history in the US. This observation was founded as a week-long event in February, 1926 by Dr. Carter G. Woodson and his colleagues in the Association for the Study of Negro (now African American) Life and History, for... Read more

39 Years of WWOZ

Sun, 12/01/19
As we celebrate our 39th birthday on the airwaves Wednesday, December 4, we're celebrating online with a look back at some of the people, programs, and events that have gotten us where we are today. Check out some of these historic images below, and be sure to tune in 9a-7p... Read more

Louis Armstrong

Tue, 08/03/10
In honor of his anniversary, India Brown gives us a quick primer on Pops' career. Read more

Longue Vue Gardens

Mon, 02/08/10
Authored by Julia Botero
Native plants are the focus of a course being taught at Longue Vue Gardens. Read more

Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest: Oct. 17-18

Mon, 09/14/09
WWOZ will be broadcasting live from the Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival this weekend, when the N.O. Jazz and Heritage Foundation presents its third annual celebration of the blues. Legendary bluesman Honeyboy Edwards is one of the many top performers from southern Louisia... Read more

Save Professor Longhair's House

Sun, 04/12/09
Authored by Mike Kobrin
Professor "Fess" Longhair remains one of the most recognizable piano talents to come out of Louisiana, often called the Father of New Orleans R&B. His funky, rumba-based piano style and unique singing voice livened up nightclubs and festivals spanning four decades until his... Read more

Street Talk: A Long Time Coming

Sun, 01/18/09
Authored by Eve Abrams
Matt Suarez is a New Orleanian who has lived through many changes. As a young man, he felt the sting of racial prejudice and the infuriation of discrimination. As a result, he spent many years working for equality in the Civil Rights Movement — often putting his own life at ri... Read more

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