Jazz Fest

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

Jazz Fest broadcast preview: Lil Buck Sinegal

Thu, 04/27/17
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, is ... Read more

Joey Alexander Trio 'Soul Dreamer'

Tue, 04/25/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
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 ... Read more

Greensky Bluegrass at New Orleans’ House of Blues

Mon, 04/24/17
Authored by Sharon Armstrong
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... Read more

Jazz Fest

Sun, 04/23/17
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 at lineup.nojazzfest.com. First weekend: Friday, A... Read more

Video only: Sync Up 2017

Mon, 04/17/17
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... Read more

Jazz Fest 2017 official poster

Thu, 04/13/17
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 J... Read more

30+ performances at Louisiana Music Factory during Jazz Fest

Thu, 04/27/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
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 ... Read more

Jazz & Heritage Foundation Community Partnership Grant applications due May 15

Tue, 04/11/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
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... Read more

Jazz Fest 2017 Live Broadcast Schedule

Tue, 03/28/17
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... Read more

At the early years of Jazz Fest

Wed, 03/29/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
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... Read more

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