'Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story' set to premiere at SXSW March 16; national release set for May 13

Thu, 02/10/22
Authored by Carrie Booher
Jazz Fest: A New Orleans Story premieres in March at SXSW and begins US release on May 13, 2022. The film is directed by Frank Marshall and Ryan Suffern and will first screen at SXSW on Wednesday, March 16 at 8pm at the Paramount Theatre. A Q&A session with Marshall, Jazz F... Read more

Video: Louis Prima in 1938

Tue, 11/09/21
Here's Louis Prima and his band way back in 1938, when Prima was just 28 years old.  Read more

2021 New Orleans Film Festival: Nov. 5-21

Tue, 11/02/21
The 2021 New Orleans Film Festival is happening November 5-21! For this year's experience, the New Orleans Film Society has again created a combination festival involving venues across the city, plus outdoor open air cinemas and at-home streaming experiences. After receivi... Read more

Video: Tank & the Bangas f/Big Freedia 'Big'

Fri, 10/29/21
New from Tank & the Bangas! Check out the video for their hit single, 'Big,' featuring Big Freedia, the Queen Diva! Catch them at Tipitina's on November 6.  Read more

Video: Henry Butler 'Get Out of My Life, Woman' at WWOZ Piano Night 2016

Tue, 09/21/21
At WWOZ Piano Night on April 25, 2016, the pianists honored the late Allen Toussaint, who died just five months earlier. Henry Butler, who was born on this date in 1948, performed this version of 'Get Out Of My Life, Woman.' The song was written by Toussaint and recorded by... Read more

Video: John Cameron Mitchell and Alynda Segarra 'American Sickness'

Tue, 07/13/21
Authored by Carrie Booher
John Cameron Mitchell and Alynda Segarra from Hurray For the Riff Raff have released a new song, 'American Sickness.' All proceeds from it will go to benefit the Burritos Not Bombs food bank, Trans-GI Justice Project, and the Dr. MLK Scholarship Trust Fund. Check out the vi... Read more

Video: George Porter, Jr. 'Crying For Hope'

Wed, 07/07/21
Authored by Carrie Booher
Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award-Winner and original member of The Meters George Porter Jr. has released his compelling music video for "Crying For Hope," the title track of his recent studio album. The video's dynamic, contemplative visuals evoke the complexities of the s... Read more

Video: Samantha Fish 'Either Way I Lose'

Fri, 07/02/21
Authored by Carrie Booher
Here's Samantha Fish with 'Either Way I Lose,' originally streamed live by WWOZ at the Jazz & Heritage Foundation's Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival on October 14, 2017. This was Fish's first festival appearance in New Orleans. She'll be back onstage at Jazz Fest this Oct... Read more

Video: Mahmoud Chouki 'LYMTILY Love You More Than I Love You'

Mon, 06/28/21
Authored by Carrie Booher
Here's a new video from Mahmoud Chouki for his latest single, 'LYMTILY (Love You More Than I Love You).' It was filmed and recorded at Esplanade Studios, featuring Chouki on oud, Oscar Rossignoli on piano, Alfred Jordan on drums, Noah Young on bass, Simon Moushabeck on acco... Read more

Video: 'Graduation Energy' w/Trombone Shorty, Tank Ball, Bmike Odums, Edna Karr HS

Fri, 06/25/21
Authored by Carrie Booher
It's been a long, hard year for the class of 2021. We are loving this song and video from Trombone Shorty, Tarriona "Tank" Ball, and Brandan "B-mike" Odums from the XQ Institute. They're celebrating the nation's high school graduates with music and art. The Edna Karr High S... Read more

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