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Democrats and Republicans Embrace New Orleans Music

Due to possible weather complications in New Orleans, the  broadcast from Minneapolis on Monday, September 1 has been cancelled.

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Four days of live events kick off our celebration of the 2008 Democratic and Republican National Conventions.

Democratic National ConventionWWOZ will spend four evenings in Denver as we celebrate New Orleans music and jazz in the Mile High City. We will start off on Sunday, August 24th with the "New Orleans All-Star Jam-Balaya," a concert that will bring some of New Orleans' best known musicians to the stage at the Fillmore Auditorium. For more information, check out the Friends of New Orleans website.

The following evening, Monday, August 25th, at 5 p.m., WWOZ will broadcast a Jazz Jam benefit at the Dazzle nightclub for WWOZ and Denver station KUVO.

New Orleans piano legend Henry Butler — photo by Shannon BrinkmanThe concert will feature New Orleans piano legend Henry Butler and composer/conductor/multi-instrumentalist David Amram, along with musician friends Tony Black, José Madera, Ken Walker, Todd Reid, Bill Kopper, Tim Martersteck, Todd Reid, Brian Wilson, Lynn Baker, Jeff Jenkins, Dave Corbus, and Bill Larson.

Then on Tuesday, August 26th, live Latin jazz is the focus at the After 5 Jazz & Blues Festival, with a broadcast of bandleader and conguero Poncho Sanchez followed by Cuban trumpet virtuoso Arturo Sandoval, starting at 6 p.m.

Wednesday, August 27th is our final day in Denver, and WWOZ returns to the Dazzle nightclub, where we present a special evening of jazz featuring vocalists Allan Harris, Carla Cook, and Rene Marie called "Two Skirts and a Shirt."

Republican National ConventionWWOZ will also be at the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis with a broadcast of a special benefit concert at the First Avenue nightclub, hosted by the Friends of New Orleans on Monday, September 1, starting at 8 p.m. New Orleans music takes center stage at the conventions, so check out the live events page for more information about groups and times of broadcasts.


Sunday Night!

Sounded great!!! Jazz Lunatique you the man

Tuesday night broadcast

The Poncho Sanchez and Arturo Sandoval broadcasts were on fire!

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