'OZone Email Newsletter for January 2023



Joan of Arc parade

In the JANUARY 2023 Issue of the 'OZone,
WWOZ's monthly newsletter:
WWOZ Brass Passes Going Fast! | 2023 Jazz & Heritage Concert Series | In Memoriam: Walter Wolfman Washington | Twelfth Night Video | WWOZ Show Hosts Favorite Recordings of 2022 | Volunteer Profile: Gerry Rigney, The Guv | Recipe: Green Onion and Potato Soup | Quick Links

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Brass Pass

The 2023 Brass Pass

WWOZ Brass Passes Going Fast!

Brass Passes for Jazz Fest 2023 are on sale and going fast. We've sold 70% of our allotment in just a few days, so we're on track to sell out early again this year!

» Get a Brass Pass for Jazz Fest

Jazz Fest 2023 happens April 28-30 and May 4-7.

» Jazz Fest Lineup

Courtney Bryan

Courtney Bryan at Piano Night.
Photo by Marc PoKempner

2023 Jazz & Heritage Concert Series

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation presents the 2023 Jazz & Heritage Concert Series, featuring local and international musicians at the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center. Upcoming shows include the Courtney Bryan Ensemble (1/20), Joe Dyson & Friends (1/21), Khari Allen Lee (1/27), and Firm Roots featuring Peter Harris (1/28). Tickets are $10 and all proceeds directly support efforts of the Foundation. All performances will be live streamed on wwoz.org and our Facebook page.

» 2023 Jazz & Heritage Concert Series

Walter Wolfman Washington

Walter Wolfman Washington at WWOZ.
Photo by Charlie Steiner

In Memoriam: Walter Wolfman Washington

We're sad to report that Walter "Wolfman" Washington died last month of cancer at the age of 79. Well-known for his trademark howl and his performances with his band, The Roadmasters, Wolfman combined blues, R&B, funk, and soul on stages throughout New Orleans for decades. He was a WWOZ favorite and a regular visitor to our studio. His passing is a huge loss and he'll be missed by the entirety of the New Orleans musical community.

» Wolfman photo gallery

» Recent "In Memoriam" posts

Brass Pass 2023  

Beth Arroyo Utterback & Damond Jacob

Beth Arroyo Utterback & WWOZ Engineer Damond Jacob.

Twelfth Night Video

Twelfth Night was extra special this year for WWOZ, with the Krewe de Jeanne d'Arc having selected our General Manager, Beth Arroyo Utterback, to reign as Queen Yolande. Naturally, she invited WWOZ staff members to serve as her royal entourage! Check out our video highlights from this annual Twelfth Night procession through the French Quarter.

» Krewe de Jeanne d'Arc video

» Mardi Gras Parade schedule

45 rpm records

Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee

WWOZ Show Hosts Favorite Recordings of 2022

Another year has passed, but but some things don't change: once again, WWOZ show hosts compiled lists of their favorite recordings. Before we get too far into 2023, take a minute and let some genuine music experts help you catch up on amazing music that you might have missed.

» WWOZ Hosts' Favorite Recordings of 2022

The Governor

The Governor.
Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee

Volunteer Profile: Gerry Rigney, The Guv

Gerard Rigney, known as the Guv at WWOZ and host of "The Governor's Mansion" Mondays 10p-MIDNIGHT, started hanging around the station in 1981 because he enjoyed the music so much. He would keep Billy Delle and the Duke-a-Paducah company on Monday and Wednesday nights at our first studio above Tipitina's. Management tried to recruit him for an on-air shift, but the time didn't feel right until July 1988, when the Guv took over his current time slot. The Guv enjoys "the variety of things I get to play!" and listeners have fun trying to guess what he'll play next! He notes that 'OZ has come a long way from the days of 8-tracks and cassettes, and that folks who remember those years get nostalgic about the "hiss and pop" from spinning 78s. "Now we have a clean sound!" Thanks for your long years of service to WWOZ, Guv!

» More about WWOZ

Green Onion and Potato Soup


Recipe: Green Onion and Potato Soup

Foremost among this soup's many virtues, it hits the spot in this chilly season. For instance: before or after a night parade. It's also fast & easy. It's cheap too, perfect for these inflationary times. Finally, it's adaptable. The version presented here is pretty rustic, but you can give it the fancy Vichyssoise treatment by pureeing the finished (and cooled!) soup and adding a little cream.

» Recipe: Green Onion and Potato Soup

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Wednesday, March 23, 2022 - 8:45am

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