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

 

Quiana Lynell: Opening the Vaults for Jazz Fest at 50

Thu, 01/24/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Tune in Friday at 5p as we Open the Vaults on past Jazz Fest performances! This week, we're airing Quiana Lynell & Lush Life Band's May 4, 2017 performance in the WWOZ Jazz Tent as part of our Jazz Fest at 50 series. Performers include: Quiana Lynell - vocals Daniel Mienec... Read more

Dr. Brice Miller: Jazz Fest Flashback

Wed, 01/23/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Dr. Brice Miller of the Mahogany Brass Band talks about his experiences coming up with his dad and the Pinstripe Brass Band at the Fairgrounds for our Jazz Fest at 50 Flashback series.     See more from our Jazz Fest at 50 series     Thanks to these sponsors:   ... Read more

Esperanza Spalding: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Fri, 01/25/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Esperanza Spalding on the Congo Square Stage 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 Fest 50 page, all year long to see them, ... Read more

Aaron and Art Neville: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Thu, 01/24/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Happy birthday to Aaron Neville! Here he is with his brother, Art Neville, at Jazz Fest. 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 a... Read more

Doug Kershaw: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Wed, 01/23/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Doug Kershaw onstage at Jazz Fest 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, plus more celeb... Read more

Black Hatchets Mardi Gras Indians: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Tue, 01/22/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Black Hatchets Mardi Gras Indians in the WWOZ Hospitality Tent at Jazz Fest 2017. 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... Read more

Gatemouth Brown: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Mon, 01/21/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Gatemouth Brown onstage at Jazz Fest 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 ... Read more

Irma Thomas: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Sun, 01/20/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Irma Thomas onstage at Jazz Fest 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 Fes... Read more

Rosie Ledet: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Sat, 01/19/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Rosie Ledet onstage at Jazz Fest 2003. 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, all year long to see them, plus more celebrati... Read more

2019 Jazz Fest Lineup Announced

Tue, 01/15/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
The lineup for the 50th annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival was announced today! The talent roster includes dozens of New Orleans and Louisiana favorites, including Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue with the Nevilles, Irma Thomas, Kermit Ruffins, The Radiators, Dirty... Read more

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