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WWOZ Jazz Festing In Place
Thursday, April 23, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pull out your festival shirts, hats, flags, chairs and get ready to celebrate the best of New Orleans music from your backyard, your front porch or your air-conditioned living room-anywhere in the world!
WWOZ will broadcast all 8 days for 8 hours each day– 11am-7pm, the same days and hours as the originally-scheduled Jazz Fest! Tune in April 23-26 and April 30-May 3.
The schedule will include archival Jazz Fest performances from Fats Domino, The Neville Brothers, Irma Thomas, Allen Toussaint, Henry Butler, Marcia Ball, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Trombone Shorty, Kermit Ruffins, John Boutte, The Radiators, Big Freedia, Ernie K-Doe, Ellis Marsalis, Danny Barker, The Rebirth Brass Band, Bob French and the Original Tuxedo Jazz Band, and many other jazz, blues, cajun, and zydeco artists.
We’ll also be airing the rarely heard “Fire Benefit” from 1974 featuring Professor Longhair, The Wild Magnolias, and Dr. John.
The 8-day broadcast will also include interview segments highlighting the music, food, crafts, and heritage of New Orleans and Louisiana to give the feeling of a wide-reaching cultural festival. We will also be sharing recipes for some of your favorite Jazz Fest cuisine, and also help you connect with local festival food and craft vendors.
It’s not too late to join us as a sponsor and receive worldwide recognition for this once in a lifetime event! Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Special thanks to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, and the Archive of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation.
Thanks also to WWOZ’s “Jazz Festing in Place” funders:
Uniti Fiber, The Goldring Family Foundation, The Fertel Foundation, Tabasco, Major Services, Courtney and Mike Katzenstein, Reily Foods, CMC Drywall, the Gia Maione Prima Foundation, and JAMNOLA.
Additional support provided by our Drum Roll sponsors: Bob and Kathleen Edmundson, Judge Sidney Cates, Cindy Williams, The Krewe of Red Beans, Ellie and Bruce Wainer, Geoff Isles, Gary Boigan and Michele Spano, Elizabeth Sarnoff, Sarah Martin and Tom Lewis, Jennifer and Ron Berkowitz, The Krewe of SLAMM, The Big Easy in Buffalo, Randy Smith of Smith & Fawer Attorneys, Ben, Andrea, and Rocco Franz, The Encyclopedia of Louisiana Musicians, Latrobe’s on Royal, Helena Moreno, City Council at Large, Ben, Andrea, and Rocco Franz, and Jason Williams, City Council at Large.