Jazz Fest

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

Jazz Fest Photo 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

Lagniappe: More Jazz Fest Food

Mon, 05/06/13
Authored by David Stafford
This is a little bit of lagniappe, a couple of extra food items we couldn't work into our Food of the Day posts during Jazz Fest. Enjoy! Pecan Catfish Meunière and Fried Crab Cake with Smoked Tomato & Jalapeño Tartar       Read more

The Soul Queen of New Orleans

Sun, 05/05/13
Authored by Melanie Merz
On Friday Irma Thomas brought the Gospel Tent to its knees with her tribute to Mahalia Jackson... and then today, on the seventh and final day of Jazz Fest 2013, the sensational Irma had thousands dancing at the Gentilly Stage. Singing her own take on "Hey Pocky Way," as we... Read more

NIcholas Payton

Sun, 05/05/13
Authored by David Stafford
Nicholas Payton stopped by the Allison Miner Music Heritage Stage today for an interview with Bruce Raeburn Payton is the product of a musical New Orleans family (he's the son of bassist and sousaphonist Walter Payton Jr.; his mother is a classical pianist and has a backgro... Read more

Satan & Adam: Subway to the Stage

Sun, 05/05/13
Authored by Melanie Merz
Sterling Magee and Adam Gussow started playing together in the streets and subways of Harlem in the 80s.  Magee - originally from Mout Olive, Mississippi - was a one man band playing under the moniker Mr. Satan. They teamed up and have since become one of New York City's pr... Read more

Food of the Day: Trout Baquet

Sun, 05/05/13
Authored by David Stafford
Our food of the day today: Trout Baquet.  Trout Baquet is buttery trout, topped with lump crabmeat. Fantastic, and you can get it at the Baquet's restaurant, Li’l Dizzy’s Café on Esplanade.       Read more

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

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