WWOZ will be airing highlights from the 2013 edition of the Jazz Foundation of America's "A Great Night in Harlem," on Wednesday, September 3 from 4-5p. This highlights show includes performances by Macy Gray, Nicholas Payton, Henry Butler, Jonathon Batiste, John Hunter, Elvis Costello, among others.
We were very sad to hear the news of the passing of New Orleans saxophonist Tim Green. He worked with countless musicians in the city over the years and appeared on WWOZ as recently as our Spring Pledge Drive last March, as part of the group Plunge. He also served as WWOZ's Station Manager in 1988. Our thoughts and best wishes go out to his family and friends.
WWOZ was very sad to learn of the passing of New Orleans R&B and jazz trumpeter Warren "Porgy" Jones on August 21, at the age of 74. A visitation and musical tribute will be held Friday, August 29,from 4-7 pm at the Charbonnet Labat Funeral Home. Visitation will also be held on Saturday, August 30, from 10:30-11:30 am, with services then beginning at 11:30. A traditional jazz funeral procession will follow.
The Ponderosa Stomp's "Unsung Heroes: The Secret History of Louisiana Rock n'Roll" exhibit at the Cabildo will be up through September, but it will close shortly thereafter. It celebrates Lousiana's formidable contribution to American music. Our state's blues, R&B, soul, rockabilly, swamp pop and garage artists played a significant role in shaping popular music and culture.
This past summer, WWOZ hosted six interns from four colleges in the United States. Check out the video produced by another former WWOZ intern, Aristide Phillips, which reveals the tremendous energy, intelligence, and enthusiasm of WWOZ’s 2014 Summer Interns!
Check out our lastest batch of WWOZ Interviews, including chats with Branford Marsalis and Big Sam Williams. OZ's hosts score great interviews with musicians and other people of note; check 'em out.
Applications are now being accepted from Louisiana-based musicians interested in performing at the 2015 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. The deadline to apply is October 1.
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation's free music school, the Don "Moose" Jamison Heritage School of Music, is accepting new students ages 10 to 17. Come to the auditions on Saturday, September 13, 10a, at Dillard University to get in that number.