'OZone Email Newsletter for January 2024


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In the JANUARY 2024 Issue of the 'OZone,
WWOZ's monthly newsletter:
Report to the Community for 2023 | 2024 Brass Pass: Get Yours Before They're Gone | WWOZ Show Hosts Favorite Recordings of 2023 | WWOZ's 2023 in Photos | Mardi Gras on WWOZ | 2024 Jazz & Heritage Concert Series | Volunteer Profile: Leslie Cooper | Recipe: Chile Colorado | Quick Links

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Beth Arroyo Utterback

Beth Arroyo Utterback.

Report to the Community for 2023

A Message from WWOZ General Manager Beth Arroyo Utterback: I am incredibly proud to share with you WWOZ's brand new Report to the Community for 2023! I think you'll agree--this is a WOW! Many thanks to our amazing award-winning staff, show hosts, board, musicians, volunteers, culture bearers and supporters like you! I hope you will share this with your circle- family, friends and colleagues who love (or who should know more about) WWOZ. Thank you for being a true Guardian of the Groove! Best, Beth

» PDF download link here

Brass Pass

The 2024 Brass Pass.

2024 Brass Pass: Get Yours Before They're Gone

We've sold most of our allotment for Jazz Fest 2024, but we still have a few WWOZ Brass Passes available with early-bird pricing! A Brass Pass is your ticket to all eight days of the festival and allows unlimited access to the WWOZ Hospitality Tent, a source of fresh fruit, iced coffee, seating, WiFi, and restrooms. Your Brass Pass also allows same day re-entry for every day except May 2 which has been designated a special day because of The Rolling Stones.

» Get a Brass Pass for Jazz Fest 2024


WWOZ Show Hosts Favorite Recordings of 2023

2023 was a terrific year for new music! Our show hosts, whose musical knowledge, taste, and passion are unmatched, have made lists of their favorite recordings of the year. Before we get too far into 2024, take a minute and let some authentic music lovers help you catch up on amazing music that you might have missed.

» WWOZ Hosts' Favorite Recordings of 2023

Haruka Kikuchi

Haruka Kikuchi at the Groove Gala.
Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee

WWOZ's 2023 in Photos

2023 was a big year! Check out WWOZ's "2023 in Photos" gallery, which captures all the music, culture, festivals, and fun. Big thanks to all the volunteer photographers whose work is represented in this amazing set.

» 2023 in Photos


Mardi Gras Day

Last Mardi Gras Day.
Photo by MJ Mastrogiovanni

Mardi Gras on WWOZ

Krewe du Vieux happens next weekend (January 27), so you know Carnival in New Orleans is about to hit high gear! Can't make it to the parades, or can't make it to the Crescent City? We've got you covered. During the last week of Carnival, right up to Mardi Gras Day on February 13, our show hosts will be breaking format as they see fit in order to bring you the soundtrack to Mardi Gras, as only WWOZ can. And check out our Mardi Gras parade schedule!

» Parade Schedule

Roland Guerin

Roland Guerin at WWOZ.
Photo by Katherine Johnson

2024 Jazz & Heritage Concert Series

The January installment of the 2024 Jazz & Heritage Concert Series wraps up this weekend, with James Singleton Malabar on Friday, January 19 and Roland Guerin on Saturday, January 20. The shows happen at the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center. Tickets are $10 and you can get them here . If you missed the earlier shows in the Concert Series, which included Gladney, Stephen Lands, the Jasen Weaver Sextet, and Christien Bold, see them on WWOZ's Facebook page and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation's YouTube channel.

» WWOZ Facebook Video & Foundation YouTube

Leslie Cooper

A Leslie selfie.

Volunteer Profile: Leslie Cooper

Leslie Cooper, host of our Tuesday morning Traditional Jazz show, just celebrated her 10th anniversary on the air. Leslie’s journey began in Mississippi where she grew up in a musical family. For many years she worked as a nurse, during which time she relocated to New Orleans with her husband and children. Leslie started as a volunteer at WWOZ in 2011, and before long she was recording spots and serving as a substitute show host, which led to her own Trad Jazz show. Leslie is also a founding leader of the New Orleans Traditional Jazz Camp, a program that brings adults, young and old, to the city to play and learn with each other and with local musicians. And, Leslie and her son, trumpeter Doyle Cooper, work to provide instruments to students in New Orleans schools through Pass It On NOLA. Click through to read about the album Leslie's recording and lots more!

» Leslie Cooper: Marching in Hallowed Footsteps

Chile Colorado


Recipe: Chile Colorado

Here's a recipe with a tangled Tex-Mex history, deriving from the legendary chili queens of San Antonio, who sold it by the bowl at El Mercado in the 1880s. A more complete name would be "Carne con Chile Colorado," but we're refraining from anything that smacks of "Chile con carne", a term appropriated by the manufacturers of canned chili.

» Recipe: Chile Colorado

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