For over 30 years WWOZ has put New Orleans music, past and present, on the airwaves. Now we are looking to the future by showcasing Nola's newest crop of young musicians. WWOZ is thrilled to present Cuttin' Class - a series of live in-studio performances by middle and high school age students from the Greater New Orleans area.
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Each Cuttin' Class presentation brings young Nola musicians to the studio to give them the chance to perform on live radio. Our show hosts sit down with the band leaders to talk about the band, what it's like to be young musician, and about the music education opportunities in New Orleans. The future is in our hands, and we want to give it all the encouragement and support we can. The schools and organizations bringing bands to Cuttin' Class are doing just that: making sure that New Orleans music is a passed on down through the generations.
Please tune in, sit back, and be in awe of our city's musical heritage that has inspired such incredible music from such young folks. And get excited - because the future is bright!
Schedule of Upcoming Performers
School's out for the summer of 2016. Cuttin' Class resumes in September with Eisenhower Academy Brass Band at noon on 9/8.
See more shots of Cuttin' Class performances: our collection of Flickr galleries.
Cuttin' Class Videos
See Cuttin' Class videos in the WWOZ Vimeo collection, or check out the highlight compilation below.
Past Cuttin' Class Performers
For a complete list of Cuttin' Class episodes, click here.