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

 

Big Chief Delco: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Tue, 05/28/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Big Chief Delco 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 celebra... Read more

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

Mon, 05/27/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Spy Boy Dow of the Mohawk Hunters 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... Read more

Fascinator: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Sun, 05/26/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Midge Howe shows off her Jazz Fest 50 fascinator on May 5, 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 l... Read more

Peanut Man: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Sat, 05/25/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Lucius Thompson has been selling peanuts at Jazz Fest for decades, including the day this shot was taken-- April 26, 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... Read more

Dr. John: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Fri, 05/24/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Dr. John gets interviewed 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 audience. Keep your eyes here, and at our Jazz Fe... Read more

Gatemouth Brown and Willie Nelson: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Thu, 05/23/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Gatemouth Brown and Willie Nelson backstage on April 28, 1994. 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 eyes he... Read more

Chuck Berry: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Wed, 05/22/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Chuck Berry, early 1980s. 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 eyes here, and at our Jazz Fest 50 page, al... Read more

Charles Neville: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Tue, 05/21/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Charles Neville backstage. 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 eyes here, and at our Jazz Fest 50 page, a... Read more

Rebirth Brass Band: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Mon, 05/20/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Rebirth Brass Band ca. 2003. 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 eyes here, and at our Jazz Fest 50 page,... Read more

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

Sun, 05/19/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Johnny Adams and Aaron Neville in the late 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 eyes here, and at ou... Read more

WWOZ
Get the 'OZone monthly newsletter
facebook logo
Like us on Facebook
Volunteer
Volunteer at WWOZ
WWOZ
Hear it here!