WWOZ Blog http://www.wwoz.org/blog/show-hosts/all en Programming Department Reorganization http://www.wwoz.org/blog/438526 <p>As part of WWOZ&rsquo;s continuing effort to align staffing for the media world of 2016 and beyond, Scott Borne has been promoted to Director of Music. The semantic change from his previous title, Music Director, indicates that his duties now extend to supervision of music across all platforms, including live recordings and broadcasts, online audio and artist relations.</p><p><a href="http://www.wwoz.org/blog/438526" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wwoz.org/blog/438526#comments WWOZ Latest Wed, 04 May 2016 09:02:00 +0000 Carrie Booher 438526 at http://www.wwoz.org New music spotlight: Professor Longhair http://www.wwoz.org/blog/444686 <p><em>&quot;There have been any number of official and semi-official &#39;live&#39; Professor Longhair recordings issued since the pianist&rsquo;s untimely passing in 1980, but this record offers incontrovertible evidence of the power and drive of the mid-70s edition of Fess&rsquo;s band with Billy Gregory featured prominently on guitar.&quot;</em> -John Sinclair</p><p><a href="http://www.wwoz.org/blog/444686" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wwoz.org/blog/444686#comments Recorded music review Tue, 03 May 2016 16:00:00 +0000 Carrie Booher 444686 at http://www.wwoz.org Give NOLA Day http://www.wwoz.org/blog/444681 <p>It's Give NOLA Day!</p><p><span>GiveNOLA Day is the community's one-day, online giving event to inspire people to give generously to nonprofit organizations who are creating a thriving community for all.</span></p><p>If you're giving today to a nonprofit today, consider giving to WWOZ.</p><p><a href="https://givenola.org/npo/friends-of-wwoz-inc" target="_blank">Here's the link.</a></p> http://www.wwoz.org/blog/444681#comments WWOZ Latest Tue, 03 May 2016 13:05:00 +0000 David Stafford 444681 at http://www.wwoz.org Photo Highlights from Jazz Fest second weekend http://www.wwoz.org/blog/443826 <p>Here are a few of our favorite photos from the second weekend of Jazz Fest 2016! Check out even more in our full Flickr <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/wwoz/">photostream</a>.</p> http://www.wwoz.org/blog/443826#comments Live event Mon, 02 May 2016 13:15:00 +0000 Carrie Booher 443826 at http://www.wwoz.org Piano Night photo highlights http://www.wwoz.org/blog/443941 <p>Our 28th Piano Night happened on Monday, April 25, 2016. The annual benefit event for WWOZ celebrates the great New Orleans piano tradition, this year with special tributes to the recently deceased Allen Toussaint.</p><p><a href="http://www.wwoz.org/blog/443941" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wwoz.org/blog/443941#comments Mon, 02 May 2016 13:09:00 +0000 Carrie Booher 443941 at http://www.wwoz.org 2016 Bayou Boogaloo http://www.wwoz.org/blog/443956 <p>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.</p><p><a href="http://www.wwoz.org/blog/443956" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wwoz.org/blog/443956#comments Live event Mon, 02 May 2016 13:08:00 +0000 Carrie Booher 443956 at http://www.wwoz.org BILL'S 2016 JAZZ FEST PICKS - DAY VII http://www.wwoz.org/blog/443931 <p>It&rsquo;s the most wonderful time of the year!&nbsp; No Andy Williams, not Christmas, the New Orleans Jazz &amp; Heritage Festival, the unchallenged greatest music and culture event on the planet.&nbsp; While yesterday did not end on a great note, we have one more day to stage a great finish to a great Fest {pun compliments welcome}!</p> <p>Today &ndash;</p><p><a href="http://www.wwoz.org/blog/443931" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wwoz.org/blog/443931#comments Sun, 01 May 2016 13:39:00 +0000 Bill deTurk 443931 at http://www.wwoz.org Jazz Fest Live Broadcast, May 1 http://www.wwoz.org/blog/443926 <p><span>Here's our Jazz Fest live broadcast plan for today, Sunday, May 1</span></p><p><span>11:30a-12:30p playback of Terence Blanchard f/the E-Collective from Sunday, April 24</span></p><p><span>1-2p playback of The Garifuna Collective Band from Sunday, April 24</span></p><p><span>2:45-3:40p The Mashup w/Ike Stubblefield, Terence Higgins, and Grant Green, Jr. </span></p><p><a href="http://www.wwoz.org/blog/443926" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wwoz.org/blog/443926#comments WWOZ Latest Sun, 01 May 2016 11:59:00 +0000 David Stafford 443926 at http://www.wwoz.org Jazz Fest April 30: Remaining Programming Cancelled Due Severe Weather http://www.wwoz.org/blog/443821 <h3><span><span>Due to severe weather conditions, the remaining programming for today at Jazz Fest has been cancelled.</span></span></h3><p><span><br /></span></p><p><span>Here's our Jazz Fest live broadcast plan for today, Saturday, April 30.</span></p><p>11:15: Live Acoustic Performance: <strong>Trouble Nation Mardi Gras Indians</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.wwoz.org/blog/443821" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wwoz.org/blog/443821#comments WWOZ Latest Sat, 30 Apr 2016 13:58:00 +0000 David Stafford 443821 at http://www.wwoz.org 5 things to know for 4/29 http://www.wwoz.org/blog/443686 <p>&#39;5 things to know&#39; is a weekly feature highlighting different parts of the WWOZ world that you may have missed this week, including unique WWOZ programming and video, plus New Orleans events, artists, places, features, and more. For the week ending April 29, 2016-- so much is going on!</p><p><a href="http://www.wwoz.org/blog/443686" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.wwoz.org/blog/443686#comments Sat, 30 Apr 2016 09:17:00 +0000 Carrie Booher 443686 at http://www.wwoz.org