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

 

Louis Armstrong Centennial: Jazz Fest at 50 Time Capsule

Tue, 04/09/19
Louis Armstrong's contributions to New Orleans have been acknowledged many times over the decades at Jazz Fest, but never so profoundly as in 2001, when Jazz Fest celebrated his 100th birthday. Read more

Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee: Jazz Fest Flashback

Sat, 04/06/19
Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee has been one of WWOZ's volunteer photographers at Jazz Fest since 2012. In a few short years, he's made himself well-known in the New Orleans photography community and with our online audience. Find out what catches his eye at the Fair Grounds and see a... Read more

Johnny Woodstock: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Sat, 04/13/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
WWOZ show host Johnny Woodstock rocks some original glasses at Jazz Fest 2014. 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 pa... Read more

Jimmy Buffett and Allen Toussaint: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Tue, 04/09/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Jimmy Buffett and Allen Toussaint onstage at Jazz Fest 2014. 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 th... Read more

Original Pinettes Brass Band: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Thu, 04/11/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Original Pinettes Brass Band parade at Jazz Fest 2014. 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... Read more

Storyville Stompers: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Fri, 04/12/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Storyville Stompers at Jazz Fest 2014. 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 ... Read more

Hurray for the Riff Raff on the Allison Miner Stage: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Mon, 04/08/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Alison Fensterstock interviews Alynda Lee Segarra of Hurray for the Riff Raff on the Allison Miner Music Heritage Stage at Jazz Fest 2014. 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 o... Read more

Stage 4 in 1973: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Wed, 04/10/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Stage 4 at the New Orleans Jazz Fest & Louisiana Heritage Fair 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... Read more

Audience in 1973: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Sun, 04/07/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
She's into it! Audience at the Fairgrounds in 1973, the second year Jazz Fest was held at the Fairgrounds. 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 ... Read more

Clarence "Frogman" Henry: Jazz Fest at 50 Photo of the Day

Sat, 04/06/19
Authored by Carrie Booher
Clarence "Frogman" Henry performs at Jazz Fest 2013. Photo by Black Mold. See Frogman this year on the Gentilly Stage on Saturday, May 4 from 2:35-3:35p as part of the "The New Orleans Classic R&B Legends featuring The Dixie Cups, Wanda Rouzan, Clarence “Frogman” Henry, and... Read more

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