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

 

Gates open: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Wed, 10/23/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
It's 6 months until Jazz Fest 2020! Here's a shot as the gates opened on the festival in 2012. Photo by Kichea S. Burt. 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

Uncle Lionel Batiste: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Mon, 10/21/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Uncle Lionel Batiste of Treme Brass Band signs the Jazz Fest program he's featured in 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 audience. Keep your eyes here, and at our Jazz Fest ... Read more

Lady Rollers: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Sun, 10/20/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Lady Rollers Social & Pleasure Club at Jazz Fest on May 3, 2019. Photo by Olivia Piskadlo-Jones. 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 ... Read more

Prince of Wales: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Sat, 10/12/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Prince of Wales parade at Jazz Fest 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 them, plus mo... Read more

Sonny Landreth: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Sat, 10/19/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Sonny Landreth performs in the Blues Tent at Jazz Fest on April 26, 2013. Photo by Hunter King. Catch him at Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest with a free set on Sunday, October 20 starting at 4:30p in Lafayette Square!  In honor of Jazz Fest's 50th anniversary in 2019, we'... Read more

Guitar Lightnin' Lee: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Fri, 10/18/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Ben Sandmel interviews Guitar Lightnin' Lee on the Allison Miner Music Heritage Stage in 2012. Photo by Mike Elliot. Catch Guitar Lightnin' Lee at Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest with a free set on Sunday, October 20 starting at 2p in Lafayette Square!  In honor of Jazz F... Read more

Zion Harmonizers: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Thu, 10/17/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Zion Harmonizers perform in the Gospel Tent in 2013. Photo by Hunter King. Catch them at Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest with a free set on Sunday, October 20 starting at 11a in Lafayette Square!  In honor of Jazz Fest's 50th anniversary in 2019, we're featuring a Jazz Fes... Read more

Little Freddie King: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Wed, 10/16/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Little Freddie King performs at Jazz Fest 2012. Photo by Bill Sasser. Catch him at Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest with a free set on Sunday, October20 starting at 5:45p in Lafayette Square!  In honor of Jazz Fest's 50th anniversary in 2019, we're featuring a Jazz Fest ph... Read more

Galactic: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Tue, 10/15/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Erica Falls and Corey Henry perform with Galactic in 2016. Photo by Black Mold. Catch Erica at Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest with a free set on Saturday, October 19 starting at 3:15p in Lafayette Square!  In honor of Jazz Fest's 50th anniversary in 2019, we're featuring... Read more

Luther Kent and David Torkanowsky: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Sun, 10/13/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Luther Kent and David Torkanowsky perform May 1, 2014. Photo by Leon Morris. Catch Luther Kent kicking off the Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest with a free set on Friday, October 18 starting at 5:30p in Lafayette Square!  In honor of Jazz Fest's 50th anniversary in 2019, we... Read more

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