Jazz Fest at 50

In 2019, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival celebrates its 50th birthday! We'll be updating this page all year long with WWOZ Jazz Fest Time Capsules, Jazz Fest Flashbacks, plus historic photos, videos, and much more. 

The Helis Foundation
The Goldring Family Foundation
The Remedy Room
The Ruth U. Fertel Foundation
The Derbes Foundation
Goldfarb Financial
The National World War II Museum
New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation
Special thanks to The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation

 

James Booker 1979: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Tue, 06/18/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
James Booker on May 6, 1979. 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 Fest 50 page, al... Read more

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

Mon, 06/17/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Professor Longhair in 1973. 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 day with our audience. Keep your eyes here, and at our Jazz Fest 50 page, a... Read more

Ellis and Branford Marsalis: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Sun, 06/16/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Ellis and Branford Marsalis onstage together at Jazz Fest ca. 1987. Happy Father's Day to Ellis, Branford, and all the dads out there! Photo by Burt Steel, courtesy of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Archive.  In honor of Jazz Fest's 50th anniversary in 2019, we're featur... Read more

The Earls of Leicester: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Sat, 06/15/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
The Earls of Leicester presented by Jerry Douglas at Jazz Fest 2019. Photo by Louis Crispino. 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 lon... Read more

Dr. John 2013: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Fri, 06/14/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Dr. John at Jazz Fest on April 26, 2013. Photo by Hunter King. 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 celebra... Read more

Bobby Charles Tribute: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Thu, 06/13/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Bobby Charles Tribute with interviewer Scott Jordan, Dr. John, Marcia Ball, and Jim Bateman at the Allison Miner Music Heritage Stage in 2010. Photo by Pat Jolly. In honor of Jazz Fest's 50th anniversary in 2019, we're featuring a Jazz Fest photo of the day with our audi... Read more

Dr. John and Allen Toussaint: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Wed, 06/12/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Dr. John and Allen Toussaint meet onstage at the Voice of the Wetlands set at Jazz Fest 2010. 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 lon... Read more

Ironing Board Sam: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Mon, 06/10/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Ironing Board Sam performs on Stage 2 in 1979. 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

The Blind Boys of Alabama and Dr. John: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Sat, 06/08/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
The Blind Boys of Alabama and Dr. John in 2015. Photo by Louis Crispino. 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 mo... Read more

Dr. John: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Fri, 06/07/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Dr. John performs at Jazz Fest in 2012 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

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