Jazz Fest

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

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

Pura Fe on the Allison Miner Stage

Fri, 05/03/13
Authored by Melanie Merz
Pura Fe is a contemporary Native American musician whose music is impossible to categorize. "People don't know how to market me," Pura told Karen Cristian today on the Allison Miner Music Heritage Stage, "they have a hard time putting me in the box, but they decided on Blue... Read more

One Love, One String

Fri, 05/03/13
Authored by Danielle Dietze
You've probably heard of a one man band, but have you heard of a one string band? Jamaica's own Brushy One String performs original songs on one guitar string about love, community, and... chickens. If you missed the One String Wonder today you can catch Brushy at Jazz Fest... Read more

Food of the Day: Crawfish Monica

Fri, 05/03/13
Authored by David Stafford
Our food of the day today:  Crawfish Monica Probably the most-lauded of all Jazz Fest Foods was named for inventor Pierre Hilzim's wife, Monica Davidson. Fun fact: three U.S. presidents (Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama) and one pope (John Paul II) have enjoyed... Read more

Dancing at Fais Do Do

Fri, 05/03/13
Authored by Melanie Merz
The Zydeco dancers at Fais Do Do stage are one Jazz Fest guarantee. Rain or shine, there is always a lively crew kicking up their heels up front, bouncing, spinning and dipping to the Cajun beats.   Read more

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