Jazz Fest

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

Jazz Fest Highlights

Sun, 05/05/13
Authored by David Stafford
Second Weekend Photo Highlights Sunday | Saturday | Friday | Thursday First Weekend Photo Highlights Sunday | Saturday | Friday Jazz Fest Food Highlights! Trout Baquet | Crawfish Bread | Crawfish Monica | Cochon de Lait Po-Boy | Pheasant, Quail & Andouille Gumbo | Fried So... Read more

Today at Jazz Fest: Sunday, May 5

Sun, 05/05/13
Authored by David Stafford
Here are a few things of note happening today at Jazz Fest: Nicholas Payton Interview, 1:30 - 2:15 on the Allison Miner Music Heritage Stage, inside the Grandstand. Brushy One-String of Jamaica, 3:50-4:50 in the Blues Tent Walter “Wolfman” Washington & the Roadmasters, 3:50-4... Read more

Know Your Venues: The Peoples Health Economy Hall Tent

Sat, 05/04/13
Authored by David Stafford
The Congo Square Stage is not the only Jazz Fest venue named after a Treme landmark: the Peoples Health Economy Hall Tent is named for Economy Hall, former home of the Economy Society, an early twentieth century mutual aid and benefit society. Treme's Economy Hall was an ea... Read more

It's Not Jazz Fest Without Mango Freeze!

Sun, 05/05/13
Authored by Melanie Merz
WWOZ's fresh, juicy, frozen deliciosness generally referred to as Mango Freeze has been a Jazz Fest tradition since 1994. If you want really dive into the splednor, read up on Behind the Sorbet: The True Story of Mango Freeze. Here are a few pics of some of this year's fabu... Read more

Najee Dorsey in the Congo Square African Marketplace

Sat, 05/04/13
Authored by Melanie Merz
The Congo Square African Marketplace is a vibrant artspace alongside the bombastic Congo Square stage. Featuring different local, national, and international artists each weekend, the market is a colorful and dynamic celebration of contemporary craftsmanship and art. Atl... Read more

Down in The Folk Village

Sat, 05/04/13
Authored by Danielle Dietze
Nestled up in the heart of Jazz Fest lies the Louisiana Folklore Village, a market displaying handmade crafts consisting of everything from glittery high heels to traditional boat building. With intricacy and dedication each craft preserves the unique culture and deep-roote... Read more

Food of the Day: Crawfish Bread

Sat, 05/04/13
Authored by David Stafford
Our food of the day today: Crawfish Bread It's more like a crawfish pot pie. Or maybe a calzone, only with bread instead of a crust.  Whatever, it's just delicious.       Read more

Today at Jazz Fest: Saturday, May 4

Sat, 05/04/13
Authored by David Stafford
Here are a few things of note happening today at Jazz Fest: Markeith Tero - Big Chief Trouble of Trouble Nation Mardi Gras Indians Interview, 12:30 - 1:15 on the Allison Miner Music Heritage Stage, inside the Grandstand. Davell Crawford, 3:40 - 4:40 on the Congo Square stage... Read more

Dance How You Wanna!

Fri, 05/03/13
Authored by Melanie Merz
Dance, baby, dance! This is Jamal, an NoLa native who dances his heart out. Here he is rockin' out to Papa Grows Funk. The sound quality is not of typical WWOZ caliber, but Jamal's moves will make you smile! (Yes, this man can do the splits!)   Read more

The 'Heartbeat of the Brass Band'

Fri, 05/03/13
Authored by Danielle Dietze
"We're like a bunch of metal kites up here!" Dirty Dozen Brass Band member Kirk Joseph and his gang, Tuba Tuba, withstand the wind at Jazz Fest in his extraordinary seven piece ensemble of sousaphones and tubas. With a collaboration of some of the best brass players in town... Read more

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