Jazz Fest

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

Jazz Fest Weekend 2 broadcast previews

Tue, 05/02/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
We're coming to you all weekend long from Jazz Fest 2017, Thursday through Sunday! WWOZ is planning to bring you over a dozen acts from the second weekend of Jazz Fest 2017, including sets from Quiana Lynell & the Lush Life Band (12:30-1:20p Thursday), Doyle Cooper Jazz Ban... Read more

Photo highlights from Jazz Fest Day 3

Tue, 05/02/17
Our photographers are on the scene to capture the moments that make Jazz Fest special-- even on a day that was half rained out. Jazz Fest wasn't able to open the gates till 3p on Sunday, April 30 but there was still some great music and happenings. Check out some highlights... Read more

Photo highlights from Day 2 of Jazz Fest 2017

Sun, 04/30/17
Our photographers are on the scene to capture the moments that make Jazz Fest special. Check out some highlights from Day 2 below! More will be added throughout the day. Read more

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

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