New Orleans Music

Wardell Quezergue Turns 80

Tue, 03/16/10
Authored by Mike Kobrin
WWOZ congratulates arranger/producer Wardell Quezergue on his 80th birthday! Known as the "Creole Beethoven," Wardell led his own band (the Royal Dukes of Rhythm) and arranged for the likes of Fats Domino and Professor Longhair before forming Nola Records in 1964. That lab... Read more

YLC Wednesday at the Square Concerts

Fri, 03/12/10
The YLC Wednesday at the Square concert series returns to downtown New Orleans for 12 weeks beginning on March 24 with Trombone Shorty. The ‘OZ Outreach Krewe will be there to sign up volunteers, accepting pledges and selling ‘OZ gear. WWOZ will broadcast three of the concerts... Read more

WWOZ CD #32 - Street Wise

Fri, 03/05/10
Street Wise is filled with rip-roaring music from local and national acts, recorded live by WWOZ. It's only available to WWOZ members for Spring of 2010. » Pledge now to receive your copy of Street Wise Full Track Listing: 1. PAPA GROWS FUNK "Stanky" (6:19) 2. THE JIM... Read more

"N.O. All the Way Live" Celebrates 1 Year

Fri, 03/05/10
Authored by Mike Kobrin
Happy first birthday, NOATWL! The audio documentary series, produced and hosted by ‘OZ deejay George Ingmire, investigates New Orleans culture against a backdrop of music, food, and live events. Here’s a peek behind the scenes as we chat with the man behind this syndicated WWO... Read more

Spring 2010 Membership Drive Highlights & Thank You's

Wed, 03/03/10
Check out these highlights from our Spring 2010 Membership Drive! We had dozens of great New Orleans musicians stop in to perform and chat live on the air — all to get YOU to help support 'OZ and the music of New Orleans. And we thank all of our volunteers, staff, musicians... Read more

French Quarter Fest: April 17-19

Thu, 02/25/10
French Quarter Fest is just around the corner! Tune in online or on the airwaves to catch plenty of live broadcasts from the 26th annual free music festival, including the Honey Island Swamp Band, Astral Project, Big Chief Bo Dollis Jr. & the Wild Magnolias, The Revealers, and... Read more

Presentation at 2010 Grammy Luncheon for Music Executives

Tue, 02/23/10
Authored by David Freedman
The following is a transcript of a presentation by David Freedman, General Manager of WWOZ FM New Orleans, at the Grammy Week Louisiana Economic Development Office of Entertainment Brunch for 300 music industry executives. Millennium Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles January ... Read more

Backstreet Cultural Museum - "The Hawk"

Mon, 01/18/10
Authored by David Weinberg

New Orleans Celebrates Danny Barker's 101st

Tue, 01/12/10
Authored by Mike Kobrin
In celebration of New Orleans music legend Danny Barker’s birthday, Gregg Stafford and the Jazz Hounds will play a tribute concert at Snug Harbor on January 13. There will also be an all-star concert on January 16 at the French Market in honor of Barker’s legacy. Read more

'OZ Show Hosts Pick Best CDs of 2009

Mon, 12/14/09
2009 was a great year for music releases, and our brilliant show hosts have made their picks for the top recordings of the year. See the latest additions to the list, purchase your favorites, and submit your own picks for the best releases of 2009! Read more

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