New Orleans Music

Harrah's Joint's Jumpin'

Tue, 06/17/08
A New Orleans R&B Revue Back in the '50s, it was the Big Beat Sound of New Orleans that excited young radio listeners around the country. Many of those bands and performers are well into their seventies and eighties these days, and rarely if ever perform. Now there is a ch... Read more

Support for ‘OZ from Toronto

Thu, 06/05/08
Authored by Eve Troeh
We first found Marla Dixon — a personal trainer, musician and WWOZ fan in Toronto — through a google search for “WWOZ” and “blog.” We were looking for fans and members who support the station from afar. What we found was an inspiring young woman who’s put a lot of time, tho... Read more

Ernest "Doc" Paulin Passes

Thu, 06/05/08
New Orleans’ oldest traditional jazz musician and performer, Ernest “Doc” Paulin, died on November 20th at his daughter’s home in Louisiana. He was 100 years old. Ernest “Doc” Paulin was born June 22, 1907. He grew up in Wallace, Louisiana, in a Creole-French speaking fam... Read more

The Best CDs of 2007

Thu, 06/05/08
At the beginning of the New Year, many show hosts on WWOZ take a look back at some of their favorite CDs from the previous year. Here's quite a number of lists contributed by our hosts. Many of the CDs are linked to Amazon, so you can purchase them and support WWOZ. WWOZ... Read more

WWOZ CD #27 — Don’t Touch that Dial!

Fri, 05/23/08
Don’t Touch that Dial! CD #27 was only available during the Fall 2007 Membership Drive. Artists include Lucky Peterson, Irma Thomas & the Professionals, Jason Marsalis, Maurice Brown, Joanne Brackeen, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Marva Wright & the BMWs, Dr. Lonnie Smith,... Read more

Live Compilation CDs

Tue, 05/20/08
Each Pledge Drive we bring you exclusive CDs of live recordings from events like Jazz Fest and French Quarter Fest, with music you can't find anywhere else. These compilation CDs are our special gifts to you when you become a member of WWOZ at the $120 level or above. Get '... Read more

John Brunious Passes

Tue, 05/20/08
Preservation Hall Jazz Band's leader and senior member, the silver-haired trumpeter who excelled in his singing and playing, John Brunious, died Tuesday in Orlando, Florida, after suffering an apparent heart attack. He was 67. When he was first hired at Preservation Hall ... Read more

Roots of Music

Tue, 05/20/08
The Roots of Music is a program designed to preserve and promote the great music culture of New Orleans by addressing and meeting the needs of middle-school students' musical education in the city of New Orleans. The program was started by Derrick Tabb and is due to get und... Read more

Twilight Jazz Concert on the Bayou St. John

Tue, 05/20/08
The Pitot House Crepuscule Concert "Crepuscule" means twilight, and that’s exactly when this one-of-a-kind event gets underway to celebrate New Orleans preservation. Enjoy breezes from Bayou St. John, while listening to the music of composer-vocalist Topsy Chapman and Pr... Read more

2008 Bayou Boogaloo

Tue, 05/20/08
The Bayou Boogaloo is a free admission music and visual arts festival held in the heart of New Orleans on the banks of Bayou St. John. The Bayou Boogaloo was founded in 2006 to restore the social fabric of Mid-City and the surrounding neighborhoods in the wake of hurricane ... Read more

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