New Orleans Jazz Fest 2020 is canceled

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  1. Teresa

    Teresa SoWal Guide Staff Member

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    New Orleans Jazz Festival 2020 is canceled.

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    WWOZ Presents Jazz Festing In Place: An On-Air Festival


    Pull out your festival shirts, hats, flags, chairs and get ready to celebrate the best of New Orleans music from your backyard, your front porch or your air-conditioned living room-anywhere in the world!

    WWOZ will broadcast all 8 days for 8 hours each day-- 11am-7pm, the same days and hours as the originally-scheduled Jazz Fest! Tune in April 23-26 and April 30-May 3.

    The schedule will include archival Jazz Fest performances from Fats Domino, The Neville Brothers, Irma Thomas, Allen Toussaint, Henry Butler, Marcia Ball, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Trombone Shorty, Kermit Ruffins, John Boutte, The Radiators, Big Freedia, Ernie K-Doe, Ellis Marsalis, Danny Barker, The Rebirth Brass Band, Bob French and the Original Tuxedo Jazz Band, and many other jazz, blues, cajun, and zydeco artists.

    We'll also be airing the rarely heard "Fire Benefit" from 1974 featuring Professor Longhair, The Wild Magnolias, and Dr. John.

    The 8-day broadcast will also include interview segments highlighting the music, food, crafts, and heritage of New Orleans and Louisiana to give the feeling of a wide-reaching cultural festival. We will also be sharing recipes for some of your favorite Jazz Fest cuisine, and also help you connect with local festival food and craft vendors.

    It’s not too late to join us as a sponsor and receive worldwide recognition for this once in a lifetime event! Please email us at festinginplace@wwoz.org for more information.

    Special thanks to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, and the Archive of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation.

    Thanks also to WWOZ’s "Jazz Festing in Place" funders:

    Uniti Fiber, The Goldring Family Foundation, The Fertel Foundation, Reily Foods, Atmos Energy, Major Services, Courtney & Mike Katzenstein, CMC Drywall, and the Gia Maione Prima Foundation.

    Additional funding provided by our Drum Roll Sponsors - Bob & Kathleen Edmundson, Judge Sidney Cates, Cindy Williams, Geoff Isles, Gary Boigan & Michele Spano, Randy Smith of Smith & Fawer Attorneys, The Krewe of Red Beans, and Elizabeth Sarnoff.


     
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    The Cubes are here!!! This year, WWOZ's Jazz Fest broadcast is going to include some of the best performances in the history of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, straight from the Archive of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation.

    Check back here each morning of WWOZ Presents Jazz Festing In Place: An On-Air Festival for the most up-to-date schedule!

    Listen live to WWOZ's Jazz Festing In Place, worldwide at https://www.wwoz.org/listen/player/ or 90.7 FM locally.

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