Photos: Satchmo SummerFest 2022

Mon, 08/08/22
Satchmo SummerFest was back in full force this summer with two robust days of performances and special events in honor of Louis Armstrong. This annual festival, founded in 2001, takes place the week of Armstrong's birthday (August 4). WWOZ volunteer photographers Michele Go... Read more

Interview: Jewel Brown

Fri, 08/05/22
Jewel Brown was a featured singer with Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars from 1961-1968. Today, at 84 years old, she returns to New Orleans to appear at Satchmo SummerFest. On August 4, she called in to the Traditional Jazz Show from her home in Houston to chat with host Sall... Read more

Video: John Boutté & Family featuring special guests Tanya Boutté & Arséne DeLay

Sun, 07/17/22
Here's John Boutté, featuring special guests Tanya Boutté & Arséne DeLay, performing live at the George and Joyce Wein New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Center on March 25, 2022. Read more

Video: Tuba Skinny at Jazz & Heritage Center

Sun, 07/17/22
Here's Tuba Skinny performing live at the George and Joyce Wein New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Center on June 25, 2022. This performance was part of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation's summer concert series.  Read more

Celebrating Germaine Bazzle's 90th birthday

Mon, 03/28/22
Tune in to WWOZ today as we celebrate the 90th birthday of the divine jazz singer and educator Germaine Bazzle! Expect to hear salutes throughout the day from our show hosts (including a few surprises along the way). At 5pm CT, show host Maryse Dejean will share rare record... Read more

Video: Doreen Ketchens on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Fri, 03/04/22
While New Orleans was in the streets celebrating Mardi Gras 2022, Doreen Ketchens and her family were lighting up the stage with Cleto & the Cletones on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Check out some of the footage that didn't make it to the air below, via Doreen's YouTube channel.  Read more

Video: Tuba Skinny at the Tigermen Den

Wed, 06/02/21
Authored by Carrie Booher
It's been a beautiful spring for outdoor music in New Orleans! Here's Tuba Skinny performing outside The Tigermen Den in the Bywater on April 25, 2021. See more from WWOZ video on our YouTube channel! Read more

Interview: Save Our Brass's Ersel "Garfield" Bogan

Fri, 04/09/21
This week on Takin' It To The Streets, Sportage trombonist Ersel "Garfield" Bogan talks to Action Jackson about how he got his brass band start in high school, why he created Brass Fest, how the Save Our Brass Culture Foundation works to help musicians, and more. Hear it al... Read more

Video: Louis Armstrong 'Beautiful Dreamer'

Thu, 04/08/21
Authored by Carrie Booher
Ultra rare Louis Armstrong! This performance of 'Beautiful Dreamer' on the Ed Sullivan Show had all but disappeared from 1957 until 2015 when the Louis Armstrong House's Ricky Riccardi surprised jazz historian Dan Morgenstern with just the audio at Satchmo Summer Fest. Yest... Read more

Danny Barker Week at WWOZ

Sun, 01/10/21
Authored by Carrie Booher
Welcome to Danny Barker Week on WWOZ! Each morning this week, 9-11am CT, our trad jazz show hosts will be paying tribute to the great jazz guitarist, singer, banjo player, and a composer. This year, we've partnered with the Danny Barker Banjo & Guitar Festival to share thei... Read more

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