Wednesday, January 20, 2010

WWOZ Live Event Broadcasts

WWOZ's live broadcasts take you to local festivals, clubs, churches and the very streets of New Orleans. We also broadcast live from music festivals and other special performances across the U.S. and around the world. Schedule is subject to change.

The Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living is sponsoring a series of 12 live broadcasts aimed at providing smoke-free environments for live music fans, musicians, and service staff.

Current New Orleans Time: Wed, 1:57pm

Treme Brass Band at Candlelight Bar

Treme Brass Band
Treme Brass Band
Wednesday, January 20, 2010 at 10:00pm

Venue: Candlelight Lounge

WWOZ returns to our old neighborhood, the Tremé, to broadcast the Treme Brass Band live from the group's weekly gig at Candlelight Bar. The 45-minute broadcast will be hosted by 'OZ deejay A.A.

The Treme Brass Band is led by snare drummer Benny Jones, Sr., who founded the group in the mid 1990s after playing with the Olympia Brass Band and leading the Dirty Dozen and Chosen Few Brass Bands.

Although their music is steeped in the roots of New Orleans jazz, this multi-generational ensemble infuses it with a fresh exuberance that mixes in elements of funk, soul, and modern jazz.

Don't miss out on this very special live broadcast sponsored by the Louisiana Campaign for Tobacco-Free Living! For more info, please visit

WWOZ Live from the Grammys

Saturday, January 30, 2010 at 11:00pm

Venue: WWOZ On the Road

WWOZ is teaming up with the Grammy Awards for a live broadcast of "A Night of Louisiana Music" from the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles on January 30 at 11pm CST.

The event celebrates America's Louisiana-based musical roots and features performances by Louisiana musicians who've been nominated for Grammy awards, including The Magnolia Sisters, Cedric Watson, Zachary Richard, and C.C. Adcock.

This live broadcast is sponsored by the Convention and Visitors Bureaus of Louisiana, through the courtesy of Republic Beverage. The event will also be broadcast live on several affiliated public radio stations in California.

Stay tuned to our Live Broadcast page for details on which artists we'll be broadcasting.

For more info, visit the Grammy Museum Web site.

Bill Summers and Jazsalsa

Bill Summers
Bill Summers
Wednesday, February 3, 2010 at 12:30pm

Venue: Live from the WWOZ Studio

In addition to being a founding member of Los Hombres Calientes with Irvin Mayfield and a member of Herbie Hancock's Headhunters, percussionist Bill Summers has worked with Quincy Jones on the musical score for Roots and the soundtrack to The Color Purple. Summers plays anything from traditional African instruments to pop bottles, bringing diverse people and ideas together.

Summers will perform with his latest band, Jazalsa, live in the WWOZ performance studio on Wednesday, February 3, during the New Orleans Music Show with George Ingmire.

WWOZ Live from Mardi Gras — Uptown Parades

Mardi Gras Parade photo by Mike Kobrin
Photo by Mike Kobrin
Thursday, February 11, 2010 at 6:00pm
- Tuesday, February 16, 2010 at 8:00pm

Venue: WWOZ Live Broadcast

WWOZ takes it back to the streets of New Orleans during Carnival time: We will broadcast live from several nighttime parades in the Uptown section of the Crescent City in the weeks before Mardi Gras (February 16).

WWOZ will bring Mardi Gras 2010 — from high-steppin' high-school marching bands playing the greatest Carnival music classics to on-the-street commentary from parading partiers — live to you wherever you are!

Stay tuned to this page for details about which parades 'OZ will be broadcasting, and check out our Mardi Gras page for items like the complete 2010 parade schedule and much more.

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