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

 

George Wein and Quint Davis: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Mon, 04/22/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Jazz Fest founders George Wein and Quint Davis announce the festival's upcoming 50th anniversary year from the Acura Stage in 2018. Photo by Michael E. McAndrew. On the first day of the 2019 festival (Thursday, April 25), Quint Davis will interview George Wein at the Alliso... Read more

T-rex: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Wed, 05/08/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
A T-rex is lost but finding his way on May 3, 2018. 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 th... Read more

Goldman Thibodeaux & the Lawtell Playboys: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Mon, 05/06/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Goldman Thibodeaux & the Lawtell Playboys (with Louis Michot) perform on the Fais Do Do Stage on May 3, 2018. 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 he... Read more

Buckwheat Zydeco: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Sat, 05/04/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Stanley Dural, Jr. of Buckwheat Zydeco in 2011. Photo by David Stafford. 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

Leo Nocentelli: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Sun, 04/28/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Leo Nocentelli in 2005. Photo by Leon Morris. Catch Leo this year on Friday, May 3 on the Gentilly Stage, 1:35-2:35p. 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

Eddie Bo: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Sat, 04/27/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Eddie Bo in the Blues Tent, 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 celebration of... Read more

Rosie Ledet: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Tue, 05/07/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Rosie Ledet & the Zydeco Playboys on the Fais Do Do Stage in 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 ... Read more

Sonny Landreth: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Mon, 04/29/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Sonny Landreth in 2003. Photo by Leon Morris. Catch him in the Blues Tent at Jazz Fest this year on Friday, May 3 from 4-5p.  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 ... Read more

Spy Boy Gus: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Wed, 04/24/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Spy Boy Gus of the Black Hatchet Mardi Gras Indians at Jazz Fest 2016. Photo by Eli Mergel. 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

Young Men Olympians 1980: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Thu, 05/02/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Young Men Olympians at the Fairgrounds, April 1980. 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... Read more

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