Jazz Fest

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

Stevie Wonder: Jazz Fest at 50 Time Capsule

Thu, 03/21/19
Jazz Fest has been focused on New Orleans music and heritage from its start in 1970. But there are a number of national acts who fit right in at the festival -- and Stevie Wonder is one of them. Read more

Charlie Musselwhite: Opening the Vaults

Tue, 03/19/19
Tune in to Sittin' At The Crossroads with Big D on Wednesday, March 20 as we Open the Vaults on another historic Jazz Fest performance for our Jazz Fest at 50 series! This week, host Big D will be sharing Charlie Musselwhite's May 5, 2011 set from the Blues Tent starting i... Read more

Mardi Gras Indian parade: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Sun, 03/17/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
A Mardi Gras Indian parade on a sunny day at Jazz Fest in 2016. 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 ... Read more

Gentilly Stage: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Fri, 03/22/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Fans enjoying a sunny Gentilly Stage in 2017. Photo by Ken Maldonado.  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... Read more

Marcia Ball: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Wed, 03/20/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Happy birthday to Marcia Ball! Here, she signs a fan's bag in the WWOZ Hospitality Tent on May 4, 2018 at WWOZ's Linda Santi looks on. Catch Marcia again at the festival this year, and at WWOZ's 31st annual Piano Night on Monday, April 29! Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee. ... Read more

Westbank Steppers with Paulin Brothers Brass Band: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Thu, 03/21/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Westbank Steppers with the Paulin Brothers Brass Band in the 1990s or early 2000s. 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.... Read more

Bo Dollis & the Wild Magnolias: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Tue, 03/19/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Bo Dollis and The Wild Magnolias hit the stage. 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 Jaz... Read more

The Radiators Celebrate 40 Years: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Mon, 03/18/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
The Radiators Celebrate 40 Years at the Allison Miner Music Heritage Stage on May 6, 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... Read more

Leroy Jones: Jazz Fest Flashback

Sun, 03/17/19
In this WWOZ Jazz Fest Flashback, Leroy Jones remembers parading at the very first festival with the Fairview Baptist Church Christian Marching Band (his first paying gig!) and what it was like to be at the very new festival as a boy.  Read more

Linda Green: Jazz Fest Flashback

Wed, 03/13/19
Ms. Linda Green is known across the world as the the YaKaMein Lady, but nowhere better known than in the streets of New Orleans-- more succinctly, at the second line. Many swear by her recipe as a "hangover cure." Ten years ago, Jazz Fest brought her into the fold and her Y... Read more

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