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

 

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

Hugh "Daddy Boy" Williams: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Sun, 01/06/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Crafts artist Hugh "Daddy Boy" Williams displays his wares in 1986. Photo by Harold Baquet, courtesy of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Archive. Read more

Wess Anderson Quintet at Jazz Fest 2018 re-airing, Mon. 5p

Sun, 01/06/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
WWOZ is celebrating Jazz Fest at 50 by opening the vaults! Tune in Monday at 5p to hear the Wess Anderson Quintet's set in the Jazz Tent from May 4, 2018. And we've got much more coming up! All year long we'll be re-airing rare live Jazz Fest recordings from the New Orleans... Read more

Wild Magnolias on Koindu: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Sat, 01/05/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
The Wild Magnolias at Koindu, 1985. Photo by Ice Cube Slim, courtesy of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Archive. Read more

David Torkanowsky, Kermit Ruffins, Shannon Powell, and Corey Henry: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Fri, 01/04/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Tribute to Louis: David Torkanowsky, Shannon Powell, Kermit Ruffins, and Corey Henry in Economy Hall, 2015. Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee. Read more

Big Chief Monk Boudreaux: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Thu, 01/03/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Big Chief Monk Boudreaux onstage, 1987, by Burt Steel. Photo courtesy of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Archive. Read more

Allen Toussaint + Eddie Bo: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Wed, 01/02/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Allen Toussaint and Eddie Bo backstage by Ice Cube Slim. Photo courtesy of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Archive. Read more

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