New Orleans Music

Eddie Bo: 1929-2009

Fri, 03/20/09
We are saddened by the passing of pianist Eddie Bo, one of New Orleans' greatest performers, on Wednesday, March 18, at the age of 79. He fused jazz, R&B, funk, soul, and blues seasoned with New Orleans flavor to create hits like "Hook & Sling" and "Check Your Bucket." Our hea... Read more

'OZone Email Newsletter for March, 2009

Sun, 03/15/09
Thanks for a Great Spring Pledge Party! A special note from our Membership Director, Crystal Gross: We fell a bit short of our goal, but more than 1,700 members called or went online to pledge their support, and I personally want to thank you for doing your part to help '... Read more

Street Talk Goes to Snooks Eaglin's Jazz Funeral

Sun, 03/15/09
Authored by Gianluca Tramontana
On February 27, 2009, the Howling Wolf held a viewing followed by a funeral service for Snooks Eaglin. Friends, family and members of the musical community gathered to salute the artist formerly known as Blind Guitar Ferd, Ford Eaglin, Baby Snooks or Li’l Snook but forever kno... Read more

Highlights from the Spring 2009 Pledge Party

Fri, 03/13/09
Thank you to everyone who stepped up to make our Pledge Party a success! And thanks to all of you who support WWOZ all year long, so we can keep bringing you the good times and great music. Check out photos of some of the fantastic New Orleans musicians who stopped by to show ... Read more

Spring 2009 Membership Drive — Day 8

Fri, 03/13/09
Jump:  Day 1  |  Day 2  |  Day 3  |  Day 4  |  Day 5  |  Day 6  |  Day 7  |  Day 8  |  Day 9  |  Day 10 Day 8 — Wednesday, March 11 With only a few days left, we started our sprint towards the finish line. On Wednesday afternoon's blues and R&B show, Sittin' at the Crossroa... Read more

Spring 2009 Membership Drive — Day 7

Fri, 03/13/09
Jump:  Day 1  |  Day 2  |  Day 3  |  Day 4  |  Day 5  |  Day 6  |  Day 7  |  Day 8  |  Day 9  |  Day 10 Day 7 — Tuesday, March 10 On the seventh day, we sure didn't rest! It was a busy day of live broadcasts, with Groove   Live music broadcasts on Tuesday: Midnight S... Read more

Spring 2009 Membership Drive — Day 5

Fri, 03/13/09
Jump:  Day 1  |  Day 2  |  Day 3  |  Day 4  |  Day 5  |  Day 6  |  Day 7  |  Day 8  |  Day 9  |  Day 10 Day 5 — Sunday, March 8 On the fifth day of our Spring Pledge Party, we got a lot more than five golden rings... we got 87 of them, keeping our phones lit up pretty well... Read more

Spring 2009 Membership Drive — Day 4

Fri, 03/13/09
Jump:  Day 1  |  Day 2  |  Day 3  |  Day 4  |  Day 5  |  Day 6  |  Day 7  |  Day 8  |  Day 9  |  Day 10 Day 4 — Saturday, March 7 Day four, and we were still rockin' like Dopsie. Our champion volunteers and staff led the charge toward our membership goal, while reedman Ray... Read more

Spring 2009 Membership Drive — Day 3

Fri, 03/13/09
Jump:  Day 1  |  Day 2  |  Day 3  |  Day 4  |  Day 5  |  Day 6  |  Day 7  |  Day 8  |  Day 9  |  Day 10 Day 3 — Friday, March 6 On day three of our 2009 Spring Pledge Party, we started to hit our groove. Bob French hosted a live performance by Liese's Living Room & the Vi... Read more

Spring 2009 Membership Drive — Day 9

Thu, 03/12/09
Jump:  Day 1  |  Day 2  |  Day 3  |  Day 4  |  Day 5  |  Day 6  |  Day 7  |  Day 8  |  Day 9  |  Day 10 Day 9 — Thursday, March 12 Happy Birthday to our Membership Director, Crystal! Day nine of our 2009 Spring Pledge Party was our strongest yet, with 230 members joining ... Read more

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