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

 

Leroy Jones and the Fairview Baptist Church Alumni Tribute to Danny Barker: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Thu, 06/27/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Leroy Jones performs with the The Fairview Baptist Church Brass Band Alumni Tribute to Danny Barker at Jazz Fest 2009. 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 he... Read more

Sherman Washington: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Wed, 06/26/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Sherman Washington performs at Jazz Fest 2006. Photo by Black Mold. 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 ce... Read more

Big Chief Bo Dollis: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Tue, 06/25/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Bo Dollis performs at Jazz Fest 2010. 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 celebratio... Read more

Jon Cleary, Davell Crawford, Dr. John: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Mon, 06/24/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Jon Cleary, Davell Crawford, and Dr. John all play the same piano at Jazz Fest 2010. Photo by Black Mold. 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

Spencer Bohren: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Sun, 06/23/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Spencer Bohren performs at Jazz Fest on April 27, 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 50 page, all year long to see them... Read more

Koindu drum circle: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Sat, 06/22/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Drum circle at Koindu in 1976. 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, ... Read more

Creole Rice at Koindu: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Fri, 06/21/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Food booth in the Koindu food area in 1981. 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 F... Read more

Chilling: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Thu, 06/20/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Taking it easy at the Fairgrounds on April 9, 1978. 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

Ernie K-Doe: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Wed, 06/19/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Ernie K-Doe in 2001. 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, all year l... Read more

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

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