We're coming to you all weekend long from Jazz Fest 2017! Here's a preview of
one of our scheduled broadcasts for Sunday, April 30: Lil Buck Sinegal Blues
Band with special guest Barbara Lynn.
Lil' Buck Sinegal, "Master of the Stratocaster," from Lafayette, Louisiana,
Jazz Fest starts on Friday and one of the most anticipated acts in the
WWOZ/Zatarain's Jazz Tent this year is young Joey Alexander, a pianist with
skills well beyond his years.
Alexander performed at WWOZ's Piano Night in 2015 when he was just 12. He's
back in New Orleans ...
One of the most wonderful things about the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage
Festival is the depth and breadth of musical talent that it brings to the
Crescent City over two glorious weeks of music, food, and fun – and not
just out at the Fairgrounds.
This Jazz Fest season, a...
Various clubs will be holding Second Line Parades at the 2017 New Orleans
Jazz & Heritage Festival. Mardi Gras Indians will also be present, performing
onstage and parading throughout the Fair Grounds. Check out the lineup
First weekend: Friday, A...
The 10th annual Sync Up conference is coming April 28 to May 6. This unique
conference brings together leaders in music, film and digital media for
educational and networking sessions during Jazz Fest. Events include Sync Up
Music April 28-29 and May 5 which will be streame...
Check out Jazz Fest's official poster for 2017! Featuring The Meters, this
beautiful artwork was created by artist Francis X. Pavy. It features The
Meters with the four original members, Art, George, Leo, and Zig, as they
appeared together onstage at Jazz Fest 2015.
The Louisiana Music Factory hosts weekly in-store sessions from mostly local
artists all year long but their lineup during Jazz Fest weeks is particularly
deep and notable. Check it out below. Louisiana Music Factory is located at
421 Frenchmen Street.
Thursday, April 27
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation Community Partnership
Grants program deadline is coming up May 15. The Foundation is offering
grants of up to $5,000 in four categories. The four categories now open are:
Jazz & Heritage In-School Education Programs in Music, Art...
WWOZ will again be at the Fairgrounds every day of the 2017 New Orleans Jazz
& Heritage Festival, bringing you the sounds of the fest from various stages.
Here's our live broadcast plan. It's subject to change, pretty much right up
to air time. We'll also be adding more act...
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is rapidly approaching its 50th
year. In honor of this year's cubes being released yesterday, take a look
back at the cubes (the longtime format release for the day-by-day schedule)
from every year of the festival going all the way b...