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An Oasis in the Bayous

Mon, 06/10/24
--Written by Melissa Milton Twice a week, on Thursday afternoons and Friday mornings, the leader of the Original Tuxedo Band, drummer Gerald French, cozies up to the microphone in the WWOZ studio and brings us, as he says, "more platter, less chatter." If you’re tuning in ... Read more

Thank you, Mary Cornelius

Fri, 06/07/24
WWOZ is deeply grateful for the generous bequest left by Guardian of the Groove Mary Cornelius, Ph.D., who passed away in December following a long illness. Mary spent her professional career finding ways to naturally control pests like termites without harming the planet.... Read more

Video: Bob Dylan Tribute on his 83rd birthday

Tue, 05/28/24
Authored by Carrie Booher
Happy birthday, Bob Dylan!!! On his 83rd birthday (Friday, May 24, 2024), WWOZ video streamed live from the Bob Dylan tribute show at the Broadside. Check out the full show in the player above!  Performers include Brian Stoltz, Papa Mali, Johnny Sansone, Alex McMurray, Bil... Read more

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation Rolls Out Staggered Grant Program; Starts with Education Grants for Schools and Nonprofit Organizations

Thu, 05/23/24
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation is excited to announce the opening of its Community Partnership Grant program. The Foundation begins its grant application season with a staggered opening date. Open today are the Education In-School and Education After-School cate... Read more

Home Is Where The Groove Is

Tue, 05/07/24
Today, on GiveNOLA Day, as WWOZ is packing up and preparing to move to our new home up to the fifth floor of the Jax Brewery buiding, we are reflecting on WWOZ's past, present, and what's to come. Like well seasoned cast iron skillet, WWOZ is what it is today thanks to hun... Read more

Colombia at Jazz Fest 2024

Fri, 05/03/24
Jazz Fest takes a deep dive into the Latin culture powerhouse by dedicating its 2024 Cultural Exchange to Colombia’s incredible musical and cultural diversity! This year’s Cultural Exchange is the Festival’s largest country celebration to date, with close to 200 Colombian a... Read more

Photos: Jazz Fest 2024 - second weekend

Fri, 05/03/24
A few photo highlights from the second weekend of Jazz Fest 2024! Amazing music, delicious food, wonderful friends, and a good time passed by all! WWOZ is broadcasting live from all 8 days of the festival, 11am-7pm CT. Tune in locally at 90.7 FM or from anywhere at wwoz.org! Read more

Photos: Jazz Fest 2024 - first weekend

Fri, 05/03/24
A few photo highlights from a beautiful first weekend of Jazz Fest 2024! Sunshine, amazing music, delicious food, wonderful friends, and a good time passed by all! WWOZ is broadcasting live from all 8 days of the festival, 11am-7pm CT. Tune in locally at 90.7 FM or from an... Read more

The Rolling Stones at Jazz Fest 2024

Thu, 05/02/24
The Rolling Stones played at Jazz Fest today! It was a wonderful set filled with special moments from the world's biggest rock band. The legendary Irma Thomas joined The Rolling Stones onstage for a fantastic performance of 'Time Is On My Side,' a song she originally record... Read more

Photos: WWOZ Piano Night 2024

Wed, 05/01/24
Check out these wonderful pictures from a sold out WWOZ Piano Night on Monday, April 29, 2024 at House of Blues! Thank you to everyone who came out to support WWOZ at our flagship annual fundraiser. Very special thanks to our 28 performers this year, and to our volunteer ph... Read more

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