New Orleans Music

In Memoriam: Brandon Franklin

Wed, 05/12/10
Authored by Mike Kobrin
Brandon Franklin, saxophonist with TBC Brass Band and assistant band director at O. Perry Walker High School, was murdered on May 9 at the age of 22. There will be a Peace Walk in his memory on Wednesday, May 19, at 6:30 p.m. in the Hollygrove neighborhood. Read more

BP Oil Disaster Continues to Unfold

Mon, 05/10/10
A ruptured well continues to spew millions of gallons of crude oil a day into the Gulf of Mexico, endangering wetlands and crippling the coast's fishing industry. Check out our online resources related to this catastrophe, as well as photos from the Gulf Aid benefit concert an... Read more

Chris Thomas King

Mon, 04/26/10
Chris Thomas King is the son of respected Louisiana bluesman and juke joint owner Tabby Thomas and was surrounded by music from a very young age. His ground breaking hip-hop blues recordings had a major impact on hip-hop and rock, and he has written and recorded more than 150 ... Read more

Wednesdays at the Square

Wed, 04/14/10
Authored by Julia Botero
The Young Leadership Council starts the popular free concert series. Read more

FQF Artist Spotlight: Ensemble Fatien

Tue, 04/06/10
Authored by Mike Kobrin
Kicking off our French Quarter Fest Artist Spotlight series is Ensemble Fatien, led by multi-instrumentalist, dancer and choreographer Seguenon Kone. Find out more about this band that bridges West African and New Orleans traditions, and hear them during our live broadcast fro... Read more

Piano Night 2010 Artists

Thu, 04/01/10
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 helped make the 22nd Annual WWOZ Piano Night so special! Read more

In Memoriam: Alex Chilton

Wed, 03/17/10
Authored by Mike Kobrin
Songwriter, guitarist, singer and producer Alex Chilton (b. 1950) passed away on March 17, 2010, here in New Orleans. He was scheduled to play with the latest version of Big Star at this year's South By Southwest festival in Austin, TX. The show was replaced with an all-sta... Read more

In Memoriam: Rockie Charles

Fri, 03/12/10
Authored by Mike Kobrin
Rockie Charles, known as "The President of Soul" thanks to his early 1970's hit of the same name, passed away on March 12 at the age of 67. The Louisiana native backed up Percy Sledge, Otis Redding, and others, and recorded gems like "Show My People Around The Curve". After de... Read more

In Memoriam: Bernard “Bunchy” Johnson

Sun, 03/21/10
Authored by Mike Kobrin
We are sad to report that drummer Bernard "Bunchy" Johnson passed away on Sunday, March 21. A native of both the Uptown and Treme neighborhoods of New Orleans, Bunchy Johnson had plenty of childhood experience second-lining with Mardi Gras Indians and brass bands. While s... Read more

In Memoriam: Marva Wright, Blues Queen of New Orleans

Tue, 03/23/10
Authored by Mike Kobrin
On March 23, Marva Wright, the Blues Queen of New Orleans, suffered a stroke and passed away. Our sincerest condolences go out to her loved ones. She will be deeply missed by blues lovers all around the world, and by her friends and supporters here at 'OZ. There will be a wake... Read more

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