Jazz Fest 2016


Herlin Riley
Herlin Riley at WWOZ. Photo by Marc PoKempner.


Meschiya Lake, photo by Kichea S. Burt.


John Boutte, photo by Leon Morris
Friday, April 22, 2016 - 12:00am to Sunday, May 1, 2016 - 11:59am

Fair Grounds Race Course

1751 Gentilly Boulevard
New Orleans, LA 70119

Upcoming Shows

Our annual live broadcast from the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, April 22-May 1, is shaping up. Among the acts we anticipate broadcasting live or recording for playback include, so far:

Friday, April 22, Shannon Powell; Aya Takazawa, Alvin Youngblood Hart; Aya Takazawa; Jason Marsalis; Matt Lemmler presents Music of Stevie Wonder with Brian Blade; Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings.

Saturday, April 23, Louis Ford & His New Orleans Flairs; Dr. Brice Miller & Mahagony Brass Band; Tribute to Jelly Roll Morton with Henry Butler, Butch Thompson & Dr. Michael White; Pocket Aces Brass Band.

Sunday, April 24, NOCCA Jazz Ensemble; The Woodshed Trombones with Stephen Walker & Michael Watson; Herlin Riley Quintet; The Garifuna Collective Of Belize; New Breed Brass Band; Terrence Blanchard with the New Collective

Thursday, April 28, Spencer Bohren & the Whippersnappers; Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns; Gerald French & the Original Tuxedo Jazz Band; Tuba Skinny.

Friday, April 29, Derek Douget; Lillian Boutte & Gumbo; John Boutte; PresHall Brass; Joe Lovano US Five; Aurora Nealand & Royal Roses; Jesse McBride Big Band.

Saturday, April 30, Treme Brass Band; Gregory Porter; Arturo Sandoval.

Sunday, May 1, The Mashup with Ike Stubblefield, Terence Higgins, Grant Green, Jr.; Bobby Lounge

We'll be adding to the above list as we get more releases in from acts.


Please please please live stream this tribute. Pretty well everyone on that stage will be WWOZ supporters in one way or another; and there has to be a particular performer who would understand the importance of having it on New Orleans' finest station. Get them workin' on it.....YES WE CAN!

And thanks again on behalf of all of us who can't be on-site......your broadcasts are like manna from heaven.....keep on chooglin'!

Last week you posted on the site the planned scheduled time for which sessions you'd stream LIVE or archived. It's Thursday and I don't see todays schedule. Since some will be delayed broadcasts I can't depend on the Jazz Fest schedule. It's 1:49 your time now on Thursday) PLEASE post the info ASAP for all your fans and reply here to let us know it's up. Thanks.

I just found it HERE:



So it's great that today's live concert plan for today is up, but how soon can we expect Friday, Sat ans Sunday? I'm gonna be away from my PC for two days and don't want to miss any. Again BIG THanks for doing this.

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