Jazz Fest

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

Photo highlights from Day 1 at Jazz Fest 2017

Sat, 04/29/17
Our photographers are on the scene to capture the moments that make Jazz Fest special. Check out some highlights from Day 1 below! More will be added throughout the day. Read more

5 things to know for 4/28 - 5/4

Fri, 04/28/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
It's an awesome week to be in New Orleans!  1) The 48th annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival kicks off on Friday, April 28. The team has put together another amazing lineup with 500+ acts over 7 days at the Fair Grounds. WWOZ will be on hand broadcasting live from e... Read more

International Jazz Day: focus on Cuba

Thu, 04/27/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
International Jazz Day holds a special place in the hearts of people in the birthplace of jazz! This year's International Jazz Day falls on Day 3 of the 48th annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival which takes place each April/May in New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz.... Read more

Search the new Jazz Fest Database

Tue, 04/25/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
Just in time for the 48th annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, the impressively extensive Jazz & Heritage Archive has launched a new online database that allows users to search every single act that's ever performed at the decades-long festival.  In addition to sho... Read more

Jazz Fest broadcast preview: Brother Tyrone & the Mindbenders

Wed, 04/26/17
We're coming to you all weekend long from Jazz Fest 2017! Getcha some New Orleans rhythm & blues with this one-- here's a preview of one of our scheduled broadcasts for Saturday, April 29 from Brother Tyrone & the Mindbenders. WWOZ was on hand to capture Brother Tyrone's p... Read more

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

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