Jazz Fest

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

BILL'S 20018 JAZZ FEST PICKS - DAY 2

Sat, 04/28/18
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No Andy Williams, not Christmas, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, the unchallenged greatest music and culture event on the planet. This is my first day out this year and there is no shortage of talent to keep me entertained... Read more

Photo highlights from Day 1 of Jazz Fest - April 27, 2018

Fri, 04/27/18
We've got photo highlights from Day 1 of Jazz Fest 2018 rolling in all day and night long! Check them out below. Special thanks to our contributing photographers, Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee, Michele Goldfarb, Michael E. McAndrew, and Charlie Steiner.  Read more

Jazz Fest Day 2 live broadcast previews

Fri, 04/27/18
It's going to be another stellar day from the Fairgrounds as WWOZ broadcasts live from Day 2 of the 2018 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival! Here's our schedule for Day 2 (subject to change), plus some video previews of the acts who will be hitting our airwaves on Saturda... Read more

Jazz Fest begins on the S.S. President: April 22, 1970

Tue, 04/24/18
Most people think of Congo Square when they think of the first Jazz Fest. But the first event of the first Jazz Fest was actually somewhere else— on the last sidewheel steamboat in America, on the Mississippi, the night of April 22, 1970. Read more

Hezekiah Walker headlines the Johnny Jackson, Jr. Gospel Is Alive! concert on April 30, 2018

Sat, 04/21/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation presents the 29th annual Johnny Jackson, Jr., Gospel Is Alive! Celebration, a free community concert featuring gospel star Bishop Hesekiah Walker plus Tyrone Foster & The Arc Singers and the Council on Aging Community ... Read more

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

Mon, 04/02/18
WWOZ will be coming to you from the 49th annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival for all 7 days of the fest! We will be broadcasting straight from the Fairgrounds with sets from stages across the festival, plus interviews with Jazz Fest artists on-site. Listen in at 90... Read more

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

Mon, 04/02/18
WWOZ will be coming to you from the 49th annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival for all 7 days of the fest! We will be broadcasting straight from the Fairgrounds with sets from stages across the festival, plus interviews with Jazz Fest artists on-site. Listen in at 90... Read more

Louis Prima's Sheik of Araby: Tricentennial Music Moment

Sat, 03/17/18
Louis Prima in a nutshell. Enjoy life, act like you’re up to no good, throw in a little innuendo, and turn something serious into a barrel of laughs. His style came from growing up in New Orleans and it was the secret of his success. Read more

Irma Thomas: Tricentennial Music Moment

Sat, 02/17/18
In 1959, Irma Thomas was working as a waitress at the Pimlico Club in Central City, where they called her "the waitress who could sing." Read more

Official Jazz Fest 2018 poster

Sat, 02/17/18
Authored by Carrie Booher
The official poster for the 2018 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has been released. The poster features the recently deceased Fats Domino as depicted by artist Terrance Osborne. This is Osborne's fifth Jazz Fest poster, including two Congo Square designs.  This year's... Read more

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