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Dr. Brice Miller: Jazz Fest Flashback

Wed, 01/23/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Dr. Brice Miller of the Mahogany Brass Band talks about his experiences coming up with his dad and the Pinstripe Brass Band at the Fairgrounds for our Jazz Fest at 50 Flashback series.     See more from our Jazz Fest at 50 series     Thanks to these sponsors:   ... Read more

Doug Kershaw: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Wed, 01/23/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Doug Kershaw onstage at Jazz Fest 2018. Photo by Marc PoKempner. 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 celeb... Read more

Black Hatchets Mardi Gras Indians: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Tue, 01/22/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Black Hatchets Mardi Gras Indians in the WWOZ Hospitality Tent at Jazz Fest 2017. Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee. 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... Read more

Gatemouth Brown: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Mon, 01/21/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Gatemouth Brown onstage at Jazz Fest in 1976. Photo by Burt Steel, 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 day with our audience. Keep your eyes here, and at our Jazz ... Read more

Irma Thomas: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Sun, 01/20/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Irma Thomas onstage at Jazz Fest in 1981. Photo by Burt Steel, 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 day with our audience. Keep your eyes here, and at our Jazz Fes... Read more

Rhythm Room 01/18/19

Sat, 01/19/19
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 The Saint (The Saints Go Marching In) Tommy McCook 03:05 Dancehall '69: 40 Skinhead Reggae Rarities CD1 2 10 Ain't Nobody's Business Gospel Hummingbirds 02:54 Steppin' out 3 Blood of the Lamb Liz Brasher 03:03 Painted Image 4 Piece Of My Heart (1971) Mahalia Saunders 02:27 ... Read more

Rosie Ledet: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Sat, 01/19/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Rosie Ledet onstage at Jazz Fest 2003. Photo by Leon Morris. 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 celebrati... Read more

New Look Social Aid & Pleasure Club: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Fri, 01/18/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
New Look Social Aid & Pleasure Club parades at Jazz Fest's first weekend, 2016. Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee. 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 p... Read more

5 things to know for 1/18 - 1/24

Thu, 01/17/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
1) The lineup announcement for the 2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival was on Tuesday! The talent roster includes dozens of New Orleans and Louisiana favorites, including Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue with the Nevilles, Irma Thomas, Kermit Ruffins, The Radiators, D... Read more

Bahamas: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Thu, 01/17/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Bahamas at Jazz Fest in 1986. Photo by Harold Baquet, 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 day with our audience. Keep your eyes here, and at our Jazz Fest 50 page,... Read more

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