Jazz Fest

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

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

5 things to know for 3/3-3/9

Fri, 03/03/17
1) Mardi Gras is over (check out the photo highlights) and we're quickly heading towards festival season! YLC's Wednesday at the Square announced their lineup last week. Irma Thomas will open this free weekly concert series at Lafayette Square on March 15. French Quarter Fe... Read more

Jazz Fest Community Outreach Tickets: app due Monday

Thu, 03/02/17
Authored by Carrie Booher
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation supports community involvement in the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival by distributing thousands of free tickets to the world–famous festival of local music and culture. As it has for many years, the Foundation’s Community Outr... Read more

Christian McBride Co-Hosts Soul Sister's "Soul Power" this Saturday, May 2, for James Brown Birthday Show

Sat, 05/02/15
Authored by Soul Sister
Bass virtuoso and four-time Grammy winner Christian McBride is one of the most important figures in jazz, having been associated with Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Freddie Hubbard, and many others, in addition to his own projects. His love of jazz is matched to his love of S... Read more

Application for Jazz Fest Community Outreach Tickets Now Open

Sun, 01/18/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
Do you work for a social service organization like a nonprofit, educational, religious, government, or community agency? Your group may be eligible for passes to the 2015 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival through their Community Outreach Tickets program! These free passe... Read more

Jazz Fest Crafts Deadline 12/2

Mon, 12/01/14
Authored by Carrie Booher
The deadline for crafts vendors at the 2015 Jazz Fest is rapidly approaching! You have until midnight this Tuesday, December 2, 2014 to submit your application for one of the three crafts areas at this year's festival: The Congo Square African Marketplace features unique, ha... Read more

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