Sunday was the hottest day ever recorded in New Orleans, yet the Valley of
Silent Men did not hesitate to come out — with style and great dancing as
they kick off every second line season! Keep up with all the latest this year
via route sheets, interviews, video, photos, an...
James Booker grew up splitting time between New Orleans and Bay St. Louis,
Mississippi. Labor Day weekend, 100 Men Hall, a Black energy center that
hosted legendary musicians as part of the Chitlin Circuit, will host the
fourth annual Booker Fest, a fundraiser for the hall....
Announcing the 2023-24 second line parade schedule! The season starts this
weekend with Valley of Silent Men and the 18th annual Katrina March and
Second Line, both on Sunday.
Check WWOZ's Takin' It To The Streets each week to find the route sheets,
hear our interviews wit...
Here's your chance to hear Jon Batiste's new album, "World Music Radio,"
before its release this Friday!
There are two listening parties in New Orleans today (Wednesday, August 16):
Peaches Records (4318 Magazine St.) at 2pm
Euclid Records (3301 Chartres St.) at 5pm
On Saturday, August 5, 2023. At the annual Newport Jazz Festival, Jon
Batiste closed the Fort Stage.
Jon assembled his big band for the show. With all the band members dressed
in classic black and white. Jon entered the stage sporting a bright red
tuxedo with a big smile a...
The WWOZ family was greatly saddened to learn of the untimely passing this
past April of one of our own, Baylor “Bemmie” Banis.
A graduate of NOCCA, Bemmie blazed into our world in 2014 while still in high
school when they knocked on the door of the OZ sound truck at French...
Charmaine Neville joined us live in the studio last Friday as a special
preview of her upcoming set at Satchmo SummerFest this Sunday at 3:30pm!
Check out all the details on this weekend's FREE festival honoring the great
Louis Armstrong at satchmosummerfest.org.
Tune in Saturday, July 29 from 8-10am CT as Big Pete celebrates his 500th
show on WWOZ! He'll be spinning the music he's played for the last 12 years
on 'OZ: old-time jazz! Listen live at 90.7 FM locally or wwoz.org worldwide.
This Saturday's show will feature the Red Rosel...