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

 

Olympia Brass Band junior member: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Tue, 09/10/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
A junior member of the Olympia Brass Band in 1986. 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 ... Read more

A couple dances closely in 1971: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Mon, 09/09/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
A couple dances closely at Jazz Fest 1971. 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 ... Read more

Audience dancing in 1973: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Sun, 09/08/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
The audience gets into it at Jazz Fest 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 ... Read more

In the spirit: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Sat, 09/07/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Hailey Goodman in the Jazz Fest spirit on May 2, 2019. 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 page, all year long to see... Read more

In the spirit: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Fri, 09/06/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Feeling the Jazz Fest spirit on May 6, 2017. Photo by Bill Sasser. 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 cel... Read more

Congo Square: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Thu, 09/05/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Rapt fans at the Congo Square Stage in 2017. 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 cele... Read more

Jerry Siefken and Mary Steele: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Wed, 09/04/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Jerry Siefken dances with his daughter, Mary Steele, at the Jazz & Heritage Stage in 2013. 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... Read more

Jazz Tent: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Tue, 09/03/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
A patient audience awaits the next act in the WWOZ Jazz Tent 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 t... Read more

Splashes: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Mon, 09/02/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
A young Jazz Fest goer makes the most of the rain in 2005. 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... Read more

Waiting in the sun: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Sun, 09/01/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
A patient audience awaits (and avoids the "ditches") in the sun 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... Read more

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