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Video/photos: Valley of Silent Men 2023

Tue, 08/29/23
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... Read more

Booker Fest: Sep. 1-3 in Bay St. Louis

Thu, 08/24/23
Authored by Carrie Booher
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.... Read more

2023-24 second line season schedule announcement

Mon, 08/21/23
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... Read more

Jon Batiste "World Music Radio" listening & signing parties

Wed, 08/16/23
Authored by Carrie Booher
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 Check ... Read more

Jon Batiste performs at Newport Jazz Fest 2023

Mon, 08/14/23
Authored by Keith Hill
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... Read more

In Memoriam: Baylor “Bemmie” Banis

Sun, 08/13/23
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... Read more

Video: Charmaine Neville at WWOZ - July 2023

Tue, 08/01/23
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 Read more

Big Pete celebrates his 500th show!

Thu, 07/27/23
Authored by Big Pete
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 worldwide. This Saturday's show will feature the Red Rosel... Read more

Video: Original Pinettes at 'OZ - June 2023

Thu, 07/20/23
The Original Pinettes Brass Band joined us in the studio on June 23 to perform a few songs! Check it out below.  Read more

Video: Loose Cattle at 'OZ - July 2023

Tue, 07/18/23
Loose Cattle joined host Michael Dominici on the New Orleans Music Show on July 6 to perform a few songs! Check it out below.  Read more

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