New Orleans Music

Great Musical Moments of 2008 at WWOZ

Thu, 01/01/09
As we ring in the new year, join us in reminiscing about the best musical moments of 2008. From live broadcasts and in-studio performances to shows and festivals, we can think of quite a few magical highlights from the past year in New Orleans' rich musical tapestry. Read more

Highlights from Live Broadcast Holiday Special

Mon, 12/22/08
Enjoy a slideshow of photos from our Live Broadcast Holiday Special, when Irma Thomas and David Torkanowsky came by the studio for a heart-warming live performance to celebrate the holidays with 'OZ. Read more

Holiday Membership Drive — Day 2

Sun, 12/14/08
See what's going on at the station during the 3-day Holiday Brass Pass Blitz. Here is our daily coverage from Thursday, December 4, including photos of The Palmetto Bug Stompers, members of Grupo Fantasma, WWOZ's birthday cake and more! Read more

Happy Birthday, Jerry Wexler (In Memoriam)

Fri, 12/12/08
Authored by Tom Morgan
The great Jerry Wexler, best known as a producer with Atlantic Records, played a key role in the careers of Aretha Franklin and Bob Dylan, as well as local luminaries like Professor Longhair, Guitar Slim and Champion Jack Dupree. In celebration of his birthday on January 10, w... Read more

The Best CDs of 2008: Show Host Picks

Fri, 12/12/08
Here are some of the best releases of 2008, handpicked by WWOZ show hosts. Many of the discs are by local New Orleans artists, while others are from national and international acts. See the latest additions to the list and submit your own favorite releases of 2008! Read more

Holiday Membership Drive — Day 1

Thu, 12/04/08
See what's going on in the studio during our 3-day Holiday Brass Pass Blitz. Highlights from Wednesday include a massive blues jam with Big Daddy O, Smoky Greenwell, Leroy Freeman, Roger Martin, Troy Turner, Keenan Knight, Irene Sage, West Bank Mike, Eloise Davis, Tony Frickey... Read more

Highlights from Holiday Membership Drive

Wed, 12/03/08
Thanks to your support, our Holiday Membership Drive was a success! Check out photos of some of the great artists who performed live in the studio, including Doctor John, George French, Juanita Brooks, Amasa Miller, Charmaine Neville, Germaine Bazzle, James Rivers, Gerald Fren... Read more

Highlights from Tuba Tuba Tuba

Sat, 11/29/08
WWOZ broadcast live from the second annual Tuba Tuba Tuba music festival in the French Market on Friday, November 28. Check out photos of some of the highlights. Read more

Tremé Creole Gumbo Festival

Tue, 11/25/08
Celebrate the rich musical and culinary history of the Faubourg Tremé at the first annual Tremé Creole Gumbo Festival on Saturday, December 13. Featured performers include The Tremé Brass Band, The Heritage School of Music All-Stars, and John Boutté in a special set with Paul ... Read more

Tune in to Tom Morgan's Holiday Food Special on Tuesday

Sun, 11/23/08
WWOZ show host Tom Morgan is one of the many programmers on WWOZ who enjoy compiling shows about food during the holiday season. Be sure to tune in to the New Orleans Music Show on Tuesday, November 25 for Tom's annual holiday food special. Read more

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