New Orleans Music

Spring 2009 Membership Drive — Day 2

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 2 — Thursday, March 5 On the second day of our 2009 Spring Pledge Party, the party was still going strong, with another great live performance from our own David To... Read more

2009 Spring Pedge Party Highlights

Thu, 03/12/09
We've been having a blast during our Pledge Party, with lots of famous New Orleans musicians stopping by to chat and perform, including Irma Thomas, Paul Sanchez and many more. We've been working hard but having lots of fun, too, thanks to the magical moments that keep us goin... Read more

Fats Domino: Walkin' Back to New Orleans

Wed, 03/11/09
On Thursday, March 12, at 7 p.m., Louisiana Public Broadcasting will webcast a documentary on Fats Domino that combines biography and interviews with Allen Toussaint, Irma Thomas, Dr. John, and more. Interwoven throughout the show are performances of classic Fats songs taken f... Read more

Sitting with Gianluca Tramontana

Tue, 03/03/09
Authored by Mike Kobrin
Music journalist Gianluca Tramontana recently began a series of radio interviews with musicians in genres spanning jazz, funk, country, bluegrass, and blues. His site,, features streams and downloads of his insightful and entertaining interviews. We got a chanc... Read more

Happy Birthday to Rebirth's Phil Frazier!

Mon, 02/09/09
Join 'OZ in wishing Rebirth Brass Band sousaphonist and co-founder Phil Frazier a happy 43rd birthday — and many more. The band recently celebrated its 25th anniversary — here's hoping for another 25 years! . Read more

'OZone Email Newsletter for February, 2009

Sat, 02/07/09
Dear Listener, I was born and raised in New Orleans, but the city still constantly surprises me with pockets of tradition tucked away in every neighborhood, church, bar, social club, and krewe. And every year, we celebrate our multiple personalities with that ultimate hom... Read more

'OZone Email Newsletter for January, 2009

Sun, 01/11/09
Dear Listener, John Mooney crooning with his monster backup band at the Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest, The Blind Boys of Alabama live onstage at the Voodoo Music Experience 2008, 30 sousaphone players jamming in the streets of the French Quarter, Dave Bartholomew performin... Read more

Street Talk: Under the Influence of Danny Barker

Sun, 01/11/09
Authored by Eve Abrams
Born on January 13, 1909, this torch bearer of New Orleans music was a jazz banjoist, guitarist, singer, songwriter, and ukelele player. Listen to a tribute to Danny Barker in this week's Street Talk by Eve Abrams. Read more

Street Talk: Jazz Culture and Dance Gathering!

Mon, 01/05/09
Authored by Lynn Allen
In an Uptown dance studio in New Orleans, the Jazz Culture and Dance Gathering is taking place. Come check out what makes this dance class a unique experience. Read more

Danny Barker Centennial Celebration

Mon, 01/05/09
Celebrate multi-instrumentalist, educator, and bandleader Danny Barker's 100th birthday with concerts, educational performances, an award ceremony, and a walking tour. The free event runs from January 13-18 at the French Market, Snug Harbor, and Palm Court Jazz Café. Read more

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