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Thursday, April 26th, 2007
10:04 am
Make Your Own Jazz Fest Schedule
The Jazz and Heritage Fest is finally here and to celebrate WWOZ has launched their retooled website! One of the innovations that I particularly like is the ability to create your own Jazz Fest Schedule. Instead of having to dig through the details of all the acts (which is, of course, also a fun way to do it), you can select which acts you are going to and print out a personalized schedule.

Check it out!

xposted on neworleans
Monday, April 23rd, 2007
3:31 pm
Vote For WWOZ

Vote for WWOZ Radio!

Nominate us for Burger King's Campaign For Your Cause donation and let them know we're important to you! The top non-profit organizations in New Orleans who recieve the most nominations will be eligible for the voting process which begins June 5, 2007; and the organization with the most votes will receive a donation!

Nominate WWOZ once per day until May 15 and help WWOZ become one of the top 10 organizations in New Orleans! CAMPAIGN FOR YOUR CAUSE.

Monday, April 16th, 2007
5:32 pm
Post-Katrina WWOZ location
In contrast to the nostalgia pix of my last post, I realized that lots of internet listeners (and maybe some locals) may not know what WWOZ's current location looks like. Here 'tis:

WWOZ has space on the second floor of the French Market office building. This is on South Peters in the lower Quarter, across the street from "Joanie on the Pony" (the Joan of Arc statue), or as oldtimers know the location, where the Morning Call used to be. In this photo, someone is on the balcony outside of the studio window.

When the station returned to New Orleans with a studio here after the great Federal levee disaster, I heard the space in the French Market Building would last for about a year. That was mid December 2005, and WWOZ is still there, and I've heard nothing of any move soon.
11:12 am
Final Piano Night Lineup

This year’s confirmed artists to date include -

Marcia Ball, Eddie Bo, Topsy Chapman, Jon Cleary, Dan Dyer, Casandra Faulconer, Henry Gray, John Gros, Joe Krown, Matt Lemmler, Nelson Lunding, Jesse McBride, Fred McCray, Tom McDermott, Conun Pappas, Joshua Paxton, Renard Poche, Shannon Powell, Herlin Riley, Big Sam, Wil Sargisson, Larry Sieberth, Marc Stone, David Torkanowsky, Mike Wadsworth, Donald Ramsey and many more.

11:56 am
WWOZ on Napoleon Avenue, early 1980s
Nice idea for a LJ community! Viva WWOZ!

Here are 3 photos of WWOZ's early history from my collection:

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Friday, April 13th, 2007
10:34 am
Dick Allen, we will miss you

Richard B. Allen, jazz historian 1927 - 2007

"Allen is not only the curator of the Archive of New Orleans Jazz, but he is, in a sense, the curator of present-day New Orleans jazz itself." -- Whitney Balliett, The New Yorker, 1967

"You left out bon vivant!" -- Dick Allen

(hat tip to infrogmation)
10:24 am
Wednesday, April 11th, 2007
12:11 pm
Piano Night!!

Get your tickets to Piano Night 2007

Piano NightWWOZ’s annual Piano Night has become a tradition among New Orleans music lovers and loyal fans from all over the world.

Held each year on the Monday night between the two New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival weekends, New Orleans’ best piano players tickle the ivories to benefit WWOZ. A night that goes on forever, with one legend after another, Piano Night is an you won’t want to miss this Jazzfest. Help us honor the great New Orleans Piano tradition. Get your tickets today.

  • When: Monday April 30, 2007
  • Where: House of Blues

In the past performers have included Beegie Adair, Marc Adams, Marcia Ball, Eddie Bo, Angelo Canelli, Cindy Chen, David Egan, Dave Ellington, Casandra Faulconer, Carol Fran, Henry Gray, John Gros, Arnett Hayes, Joe Krown, Noah Levi, Paul Longstreth, Fred McCray, Ron Markham, Charlie Miller, Conun Pappas, Joshua Paxton, Shannon Powell, John Royen, Larry Sieberth, David Torkanowsky, and Mike Wadsworth.

More information to come soon about this year’s lineup.

» Click here to order your tickets online

» Read about Piano Night 2006.

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