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. 

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Special thanks to The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation

 

An audience like no other: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Tue, 01/15/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Just another regular Jazz Fester 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 Fest 50 page, all year long to see them, plus mo... Read more

Allen Toussaint: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Mon, 01/14/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Allen Toussaint in a casual moment at Jazz Fest's second weekend, 2015. 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... Read more

1986 Food: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Sun, 01/13/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
A woman with sweet potato pone, spinach artichoke casserole, and more at Jazz Fest in 1986. Photo by Harold Baquet, 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 o... Read more

James Andrews: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Sat, 01/12/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
James Andrews and the Crescent City All-Stars rock the Blues Tent on May 4, 2018. 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, a... Read more

The Closing Slot: Jazz Fest at 50 Time Capsule

Wed, 01/09/19
The closing slot on the final day at Jazz Fest has always been a sacred moment. Days of music, food, and crafts culminate in one high profile set from a quintessential New Orleans artist. Learn more about three of the artists who have held this honored time slot, and how it... Read more

Amammereso Agofomma of Ghana: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Thu, 01/10/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Amammereso Agofomma of Ghana at Jazz Fest 2003. Photo Leon Morris. Read more

Dirty Dozen Brass Band: Jazz Fest 50 Photo of the Day

Fri, 01/11/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Dirty Dozen Brass Band performs at Jazz Fest in 2000. Photo by Black Mold. Read more

Joe Lastie's New Orleans Sound: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Wed, 01/09/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Joe Lastie performs with his New Orleans Sound in Economy Hall at Jazz Fest 2018. Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee. Read more

1983 Puppet Show: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Tue, 01/08/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
A puppet show for the kids at Jazz Fest in 1983. Photo by Sandra Russell Clark, courtesy of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Archive.  Read more

Johnny Adams + Walter Wolfman Washington: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Mon, 01/07/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Johnny Adams and Walter Wolfman Washington on Stage 3 in 1982 or 1985. Photo by Ice Cube Slim, courtesy of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Archive. Read more

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