Our 28th Piano Night happened on Monday, April 25, 2016. Longtime WWOZ programming director Dwayne Breashears was named a WWOZ Guardian of the Groove, an honor bestowed on those who play a significant role in preserving and enhancing the culture of New Orleans. This was part of Dwayne's last week at the station.
The 11th annual Bayou Boogaloo is coming May 20-22! This free 3-day family-friendly music and arts festival was started in 2005 and is held on the banks of Bayou St. John. It features live music, a huge variety of food vendors, an arts market, and athletics. There is a kids tent with all sorts of kid-friendly activities and performers, as well.
Each week, we'll be featuring a different new release from a talented artist or band currently living in New Orleans. Artists featured recently include Anders Osborne, Herlin Riley, Naughty Professor, Michael Cerveris & more.
We're excited to introduce a new feature for our listeners: a two-week archive of WWOZ shows. All of our regular shows are now available for your streaming pleasure, on-demand for two weeks after their original air dates. Want to hear funk on Sunday morning, or one of our Monday-Friday Trad Jazz shows on the weekend? Now you can: listen to your favorite WWOZ shows whenever you want.
WWOZ's video unit has been busy creating original videos featuring artists in performance at local festivals, special events, and in the WWOZ Studio. Artists include, among others, Davell Crawford, Mario Abney, and Ruthie Foster. And our "Busker Blog" series profiles notable street performers like Doreen Ketchens. Find it all at WWOZ Video Central.
If you like the Pheasant, Quail and Andouille Gumbothat Prejean's sells at Jazz Fest, you'll like this dark roux-based gumbo. A couple of non-traditional techniques (browning the sausage and using freshly ground chile powder) give extra depth of flavor.