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

 

Brass-A-Holics: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Thu, 07/18/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Brass-A-Holics perform on the Congo Square Stage in 2015. Photo by Leona Strassberg 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

Lionel Ferbos: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Wed, 07/17/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Lionel Ferbos backstage at Jazz Fest 2010 before the 'Wonderful World of Louis Armstrong' performance in Economy Hall. Photo by Pat Jolly. Ferbos was born on this date in 1911. In honor of Jazz Fest's 50th anniversary in 2019, we're featuring a Jazz Fest photo of the day... Read more

Irma Thomas 2019: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Tue, 07/16/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Irma Thomas performs on the Acura Stage in 2019. Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee. Catch her at the WWOZ Groove Gala on Thursday, September 5!  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 h... Read more

Sweet potato chips: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Mon, 07/15/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
The final step for the fried sweet potato chips! Crunch. Photo at Jazz Fest 2017 by Ken Maldonado. 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 yea... Read more

Sousaphone parade: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Sun, 07/14/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
A sousaphone parade through the Fairgrounds on Day 2 of Jazz Fest 2010. 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 mor... Read more

Fairview Baptist Church Christian Marching Band: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Sat, 07/13/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
The Fairview Baptist Church Christian Marching Band in 1971. Photo by John Messina, 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,... Read more

At the Fairgrounds in 1972: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Fri, 07/12/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
The scene at the Fairgrounds in 1972. Photo by John Messina, 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 ... Read more

Professor Longhair 1971: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Thu, 07/11/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Professor Longhair performs in 1971. Photo by John Messina, 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

Two women having their photo taken in 1973: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Wed, 07/10/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Two women get their photo taken at the Fairgrounds in 1973. Photo by John Messina, 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, ... Read more

B.B. King: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Tue, 07/09/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
B.B. King backstage at the Fairgrounds in 1972 or 1973. Photo by John Messina, 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

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