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

 

Indians comin': Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Mon, 08/12/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
The audience watches a Mardi Gras Indian tribe in 1985. 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... Read more

Doc Paulin Brass Band: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Sat, 08/10/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
The Doc Paulin Brass Band in 1987. 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 pa... Read more

The White Eagles: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Fri, 08/09/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
The White Eagles perform in 1990. 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 pag... Read more

Family: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Thu, 08/08/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
A family walks around the Fairgrounds, with the Goodyear blimp visible in the background, 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 wi... Read more

On the move: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Wed, 08/07/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Mobile vendors at the Fairgrounds 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 Fe... Read more

The Golden Eagles: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Tue, 08/06/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Big Chief Monk Boudreaux and the Golden Eagles in 1987. 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... Read more

Dancers: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Mon, 08/05/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
A couple of notable dancers enjoying the festival in 1985! 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... Read more

Avenue Steppers: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Sun, 08/04/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Avenue Steppers Marching Club in 1987. 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 5... Read more

Charlie Gabriel: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Sat, 08/03/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Charlie Gabriel in 2011. Photo by Jef Jaisun. 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 celebration of the big ... Read more

A Salute to Louis Armstrong: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Fri, 08/02/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Dr. Michael White, Nicholas Payton, and James Andrews at the "A Salute to Louis Armstrong" performance in 2017. 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,... Read more

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