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Charlie Wooton: Music evolves if not it’s just gonna get stale

It should come as no surprise to anyone who has paid attention to the evolution of New Orleans music in the 21st century that Charlie Wooton is one of the […]

The First Graduate: Ailee Pardi likes the genre and the people

Ailee Pardi wasn’t living in Louisiana when the Cajun music bug bit. But it left a mark that she happily hopes never heals. Growing up in Edgewood, Washington, Pardi remembers […]

Satchmo SummerFest 2019: Stage schedules and map

Satchmo SummerFest Presented by Chevron returns Friday, August 2 and runs through Sunday, August 4. Click here for a PDF of the stage schedules and festival map, or click on […]

Masters of Louisiana Music: Dave Bartholomew

Born: December, 24, 1918, Edgard, Louisiana Died: June 23, 2019, New Orleans, Louisiana Without Dave Bartholomew’s production, songs and band, Fats Domino would’ve never guaranteed New Orleans’ spot on the […]

A Resident Englishman: Clive Wilson talks about his jazz journey from London to New Orleans

  Preservation Hall proprietor Larry Borenstein once remarked to Clive Wilson that the New Orleans jazz scene has always had a “resident Englishman.” In his new memoir, Time of My […]

Tony Jackson: The man of a thousand songs.

  Now known as the most innocent of standards, “Pretty Baby” is really an artifact from the heyday of Storyville. And it’s virtually all that survives from the career of […]

Two Japanese jazz musicians travelled 7,000 miles to find a home in New Orleans

  Haruka Kikuchi grew up in Tokyo: a big city girl with a background in classical music. Yoshitaka “Z2” Tsuji is from Osaka; his mother started teaching him piano when […]

Like a Cobra in the Dark: A conversation with Alex McMurray

  Alex McMurray is rightfully recognized as a great guitarist and singer-songwriter, but beyond that he is also a tremendous navigator of the New Orleans music scene. Besides being a […]

Moving and Grooving: Joshua Gouzy is fostering friendships in a dozen of bands

  A member of 11 New Orleans bands, Joshua Gouzy gigs at least seven days a week. The bassist also founded one of those bands, the New Orleans Catahoulas. Specializing in […]

Dave Bartholomew Memorial

    The day after the massive funeral and second line for Dr. John, even as WWOZ was continuing its unprecedented marathon of Dr. John programming, the radio station broke […]