Ann is the instigator of the HEATWAVE! Dance Party, an all-wax throwback garage psych pop soul funk night, in Columbus (founded September 2011) and New Orleans (founded June 2013). In 2016, Offbeat Magazine nominated her as Best DJ in New Orleans. She’s held down the dance floor for New Orleans heavyweights such as Friends of City Park (Lark in the Park), the New Orleans Botanical Garden, the Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans (SweetArts), Sazerac House, the Chapel Room at Hotel St. Vincent, the National WWII Museum, WYES-TV, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Arnaud’s, Mignon Faget, United Way of Southeast Louisiana’s Women United, the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, New Orleans Ballet Theatre, Press Street, Big Class / 826 New Orleans, the New Orleans Film Festival, the Audubon Zoo, and the Ace Hotel. She has DJ’d throughout the United States, typically thanks to the graciousness and generosity of fellow soul DJs, in Nashville (Keep On Movin’), Louisville (Midnight Hour Soul Club), Denver (Motown Thursdays), Austin (DJ Dangit), Ocean Springs, and Manhattan (Jonathan Toubin’s New York Night Train).

HEATWAVE! Dance Party Schedule

Resumed as of July 10, 2021! You can find Ann DJing (no cover!) at HEATWAVE!, her pro-consent, anti-asshole dance party, in New Orleans on the second Saturday of every month at Twelve Mile Limit in Mid-City, and on the fourth Saturday of every month at Okay Bar in the Ninth Ward, 9pm-1am. One-off bookings will be noted on the Events page (or sign up for a brief newsletter update on upcoming gigs and performances).


Resumed! I do indeed play private parties, weddings, institutional events, etc. Email me at if you’re looking for dance jams from 1957-1974 on vinyl. Yes, that is the very specific time period I’m working within. No, I will not also work from a digital playlist of dance jams from other time periods. Yes, I really mean it (unless it’s the first-dance songs at your wedding). Xo.