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

 

Kenny Neal: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Mon, 10/14/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Happy birthday, Kenny Neal! Here, he performs in the Blues Tent 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, al... Read more

Kidd Jordan: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Fri, 10/11/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Kidd Jordan performs in the Jazz Tent on April 29, 2018. Photo by Charlie Steiner. 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 th... Read more

Jupiter & Okwess: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Wed, 10/09/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Jupiter & Okwess perform on the Congo Square Stage on May 4, 2019. Photo by Charlie Steiner. 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... Read more

Golden Star Hunters: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Tue, 10/08/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Golden Star Hunters Black Indians of Mardi Gras on the Jazz & Heritage Stage in 2011. Photo by Richie Drouant. 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 p... Read more

WWOZ at the Fairgrounds in the mid 1990s: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Mon, 10/07/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
WWOZ broadcast from the Fairgrounds in the mid-1990s. Pictured: Michael Klein, David Freedman, Sharon McKenna. Jenna Phillips made the Professor Longhair head. Photo by Ice Cube Slim, courtesy of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Archive.  In honor of Jazz Fest's 50th anni... Read more

Cyril Neville and Leo Nocentelli: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Thu, 10/10/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Cyril Neville and Leo Nocentelli backstage in the early 1990s. Happy birthday, Cyril! Photo by Ice Cube Slim, 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 aud... Read more

Samirah Evans and Charles Brown: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Sun, 10/06/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
WWOZ show host Samirah Evans and Charles Brown in the early 1990s. Photo by Ice Cube Slim, 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 eye... Read more

Fried alligator po boy: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Mon, 09/30/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Fried alligator po boy in 2016. 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 more celebra... Read more

Smithsonian Folkways box set team: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Thu, 10/03/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
A large part of the Smithsonian Folkways Jazz Fest 50 box set team in the AARP Rhythmpourium: Keith Spera, Dave Ankers, Jeff Place, Huib Schippers, Karen Celestan, Rachel Lyons, George Wein on April 27, 2019. Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee. In honor of Jazz Fest's 50th an... Read more

Amanda Shaw: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Fri, 10/04/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Amanda Shaw performs on May 4, 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 more ce... Read more

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