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2020 Mardi Gras Parade Schedule

Sat, 12/21/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
The Carnival season is upon us!!! Here's the parade schedule for 2020: Friday, February 14 3p Krewe of Cork - French Quarrter 6p Oshun - Uptown 6:30p Cleopatra - Uptown followed by Krewe of Alla Saturday, February 15 11:45a Mystic Knights of Adonis - Westbank 12p Krewe of ... Read more

2020 Danny Barker Fest: Jan. 15-19

Sat, 12/21/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
The sixth annual Danny Barker Banjo & Guitar Festival will run January 15 through January 19, 2020. It will again offer a mix of school clinics, workshops, panel discussions, interviews, and live music performances at a variety of venues, including the New Orleans Jazz Muse... Read more

Rhythm Room 12/20/19

Sat, 12/21/19
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 Jingle Bells Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra 03:10 A Very Ping Pong Christmas: Funky Treats From Santa's Bag 2 time for peace the little shadows 04:48 world spirituality classics 2 – the time for peace is now: gospel music about us 3 Stronger Mavis Staples 03:15 We Get By ... Read more

Walter Wolfman Washington: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Sat, 12/21/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Walter Wolfman Washington performs with the Joe Krown Trio in the Blues Tent on April 28, 2017. It's his birthday today-- happy birthday, Wolfman! Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee.  In honor of Jazz Fest's 50th anniversary in 2019, we're featuring a Jazz Fest photo of the d... Read more

We've Got The Power: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Fri, 12/20/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
The integral power station! At Jazz Fest 2015. Photo by Eli Mergel. In honor of Jazz Fest's 50th anniversary in 2019, we're featuring a Jazz Fest photo of the day with our audience. Keep your eyes here, and at our Jazz Fest 50 page, all year long to see them, plus more ce... Read more

Video: Larry Sieberth Quartet from the Jazz & Heritage Center

Fri, 12/20/19
The Larry Sieberth Quartet's first and second sets, live from the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation's "Jazz Now" concert series on Friday, December 13. The shows were held at 8pm and 9:30pm at the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center. Read more

Video: Ricky Sebastian tribute to Jaco Pastorius from the Jazz & Heritage Center

Thu, 12/19/19
Ricky Sebastian and his band pay tribute to Jaco Pastorius, live from the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation's "Jazz Now" concert series on Wednesday, December 11. The show was held at 8pm at the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center. Read more

Professor Longhair 1973: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Thu, 12/19/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Professor Longhair makes his way across the field at Jazz Fest 1973. He was born on this date in 1918. Photo by John Messina, courtesy of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Archive. In honor of Jazz Fest's 50th anniversary in 2019, we're featuring a Jazz Fest photo of the d... Read more

Economy Hall team: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Wed, 12/18/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
The Economy Hall team before the gates opened on May 2, 2019. Photo by Carrie Booher. In honor of Jazz Fest's 50th anniversary in 2019, we're featuring a Jazz Fest photo of the day with our audience. Keep your eyes here, and at our Jazz Fest 50 page, all year long to see... Read more

In Memoriam: "Jelly Roll Justice" David Averbuck

Tue, 12/17/19
Longtime WWOZ show host "Jelly Roll Justice" David Averbuck passed on Sunday, December 15, 2019, at his home in California, after a long illness. He was 76. David and his wife, Patti, came to their first Jazz Fest in 1990, and instantly fell in love with New Orleans. They ... Read more

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