New Orleans Music

New Orleans Seafood Festival: Sept. 25-27

Tue, 09/22/09
Authored by Mike Kobrin
This weekend, head downtown to Fulton Street for the New Orleans Seafood Festival, featuring some of the finest Crescent City cuisine and top local acts like the Soul Rebels, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, and Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk. Participating restaurants include Galatoire’s... Read more

Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest: Oct. 17-18

Mon, 09/14/09
WWOZ will be broadcasting live from the Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival this weekend, when the N.O. Jazz and Heritage Foundation presents its third annual celebration of the blues. Legendary bluesman Honeyboy Edwards is one of the many top performers from southern Louisia... Read more

WWOZ Congratulates New Louisiana Music Hall of Famers

Thu, 08/13/09
Authored by Mike Kobrin
WWOZ congratulates three of the Crescent City's greatest musicians of all time, Ernie K-Doe, Allen Toussaint, and Benny Spellman on their induction to the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame at the Mother-In-Law Lounge in New Orleans on August 2, 2009. Celebrate these three legends w... Read more

At Home in Queens, New York with Louis Armstrong

Sun, 07/26/09
Authored by Eve Abrams
For almost 30 years of his life, Louis Armstrong lived in a modest home in Corona, Queens, not far from where his fourth wife, Lucille, was from.  By the time Louis moved into his New York home, he was a world-renowned entertainer and a millionaire, but at home in his worki... Read more

Satchmo SummerFest: Final Day!

Mon, 07/06/09
The Crescent City's tribute to its most famous son, Louis Armstrong, swings along this weekend with two days of live music at the old U.S. Mint in the French Quarter. Sunday is the final day of the festival, with an amazing lineup on three stages including Yoshio Toyama and th... Read more

Yeah, You Right: Mario Abney

Fri, 06/19/09
Authored by Mike Kobrin
Trumpeter Mario Abney is one of the most soft-spoken musicians in New Orleans off the bandstand. On the gig, however, he's a fiery force on his horn, often shouting encouragement to his bandmates whether performing at Jazz Fest or in the Balcony Music Club. And if you think he... Read more

'OZ Magic Moment with Louis A. Webb

Thu, 06/18/09

'OZone Email Newsletter for June, 2009

Thu, 06/18/09
Dear Listener, As I write this, looking out over the Mississippi River from the WWOZ offices in the heart of the French Quarter, hundreds of celebrants prowl the streets as they savor the Louisiana Seafood Festival, the Creole Tomato Festival, and the Cajun-Zydeco Festiva... Read more

Voodoo Experience 2009 Highlights

Fri, 06/12/09
Check out our highlights from Voodoo Experience 2009 in City Park! We’ve got photos from the ‘OZ Hospitality Tent, as well as from various stages around the event. Our bloggers were also documenting interesting Voodoo moments and chatting with Voodoo VIPs. Let us know what you... Read more

Essence Music Festival 2009

Wed, 06/10/09
The 15th annual Essence Music Festival returns to New Orleans July 3-5, with national and local performers from Anita Baker and Al Green to Trombone Shorty and Irvin Mayfield, as well as daytime seminars with the likes of Bill Cosby, Al Sharpton, and Omarosa. WWOZ's own Soul S... Read more

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