New Orleans Music

Essence Music Festival 2009

Wed, 06/10/09
The 15th annual Essence Music Festival returns to New Orleans July 3-5, with national and local performers from Anita Baker and Al Green to Trombone Shorty and Irvin Mayfield, as well as daytime seminars with the likes of Bill Cosby, Al Sharpton, and Omarosa. WWOZ's own Soul S... Read more

Yeah, You Right: Margie Perez

Fri, 05/29/09
Authored by Mike Kobrin
In our "Yeah, You Right!" interview series, we toss 20 rapid-fire questions at some of the New Orleans music scene's brightest stars. Some of their answers will surprise you, so sit back and enjoy the ride! We caught up with one of New Orleans' gutsiest and most ebullient ... Read more

Yeah, You Right: George Porter, Jr.

Fri, 05/22/09
Authored by Mike Kobrin
We know plenty about the great musical artists of New Orleans through their music, but there's a lot more to them than that. During Jazz Fest, we sat down with bassist extraordinaire George Porter, Jr. (The Meters, The Trio, and Runnin' Pardners) and tossed 20 rapid-fire ... Read more

'OZone Email Newsletter for May, 2009

Sun, 05/10/09
Dear Listener, Best Jazz Fest ever. Maybe we say that every year, but this year you know we mean it (one more time)! You can measure the money, the record numbers of people, the outstanding weather, or the great music, but for me, it was the vibe. This was absolutely th... Read more

Red Tyler

Thu, 05/07/09
Authored by David Kunian
Saxophonist Red Tyler and his contributions to the New Orleans sound. Read more

'OZone Email Newsletter for April, 2009

Sun, 04/12/09
Festival Season Starts Now! A note from Programming Director Dwayne Breashears: Can you feel it? That low rumble and electric tingle heralds the approach of the 40th annual Jazz Fest, which is only a week away. Here in the Crescent City, the buzz is building fast and fur... Read more

Saxophonist Alvin "Red" Tyler: A True New Orleans Musical Hero, Part 1

Fri, 04/10/09
Authored by David Kunian
On May 9, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival honored the life, legacy, and memory of the great saxophonist Alvin "Red" Tyler. Tyler was an integral part of the J&M Studio band run by Dave Bartholomew, which backed up everyone from Fats Domino and Little Richard to Sh... Read more

French Quarter Fest 2010 Photo Highlights

Thu, 04/09/09
We had a great time at French Quarter Fest sampling the Crescent City's rich tapestry of music on lots of different stages around the Quarter. We hope you enjoyed our live broadcasts during the Fest, and thanks to all who picked up their Jazz Fest Brass Passes or just stopped ... Read more

Casa Samba: Brazilian Carnival in New Orleans

Tue, 04/14/09
Authored by Eve Abrams
Casa Samba provides a home for Brazilian music and culture in New Orleans through classes and performances that capture the spirit of Carnival in Brazil. This week's Street Talk explores the connection between Brazilian Carnival and New Orleans' Mardi Gras, as well as their Af... Read more

Piano Night 2009 Artists

Thu, 04/02/09
Read more about Piano Night Buy Piano Night T-Shirts and Posters in the WWOZ Swamp Shop   Check out some of the great musicians who will help make the 21st Annual WWOZ Piano Night so special.   VICTOR ATKINS Victor “Red” Atkins' st... Read more

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