Wird über Spotify absgepielt Wird über YouTube absgepielt
Zum YouTube-Video wechseln

Player wird geladen ...

Von Spotify scrobbeln?

Verbinde deine Spotify- und Last.fm-Konten, um deine gehörten Inhalte von jeder Spotify-App auf jedem Gerät und jeder Plattform zu scrobbeln.

Mit Spotify verbinden


As your browser speaks English, would you like to change your language to English? Or see other languages.

Es steht eine neue Version von Last.fm zur Verfügung. Bitte lade die Seite neu.

The New Orleans Jazz Fest 2019 in picture: 50th anniversary highlights

Du möchtest keine Anzeigen sehen? Führe jetzt das Upgrade durch

New Orleans, Louisiana comes to life every day with live jazz. It echoes throughout Bourbon Street clubs and spills onto the streets of the French Quarter, Marigny, and beyond. The city is rich in spontaneous energy, with quality live music to be found on any given night and brass bands constantly reinventing their sound with improvisation. It's no wonder that New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz, continues to be a breeding ground for the genre.

Every year since 1970, The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival celebrates the city's unique culture and cultivation of the music genre. It gathers local, national, and international artists, as well as music fans alike, to experience two weekends of Louisiana's musical history, cuisine, and craft marketplaces. Each weekend offers performances by completely different musicians, making it unlike other two-weekend festivals that feature duplicate lineups each time.

This year marked the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival's 50th anniversary, with the fest expanding to eight days in length and featuring a diverse lineup of over 600 acts. Even though two days of rain caused some delays with start times, those small hiccups didn't stop 475,000 festival-goers from flocking to Fairgrounds Race Course to make for the fest's second biggest turnout ever.

Among the attendees was Last.fm's photographer, Steve Galli, who had returned to the fest for his sixth consecutive year. Below are the highlights he captured from the 50th New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Click on the Flickr galleries to catch a glimpse of all the great acts featured this year!

2019 New Orleans Jazz Fest Days 1-2

Thursday 25 April: Alanis Morissette gave an energized and emotive performance while expecting her third child—reminiscent of Christina Aguilera's Jazz Fest set in 2014.

Friday 26 April: Santana opened up his set with old video clips from Woodstock in '69 before diving into some sweet, guitar-driven tunes.

2019 New Orleans Jazz Fest Days 3-4

Saturday 27 April: Katy Perry performed with New Orleans' own Soul Rebels brass band. Her stage design also featured quotations from poet and New Orleans native, Cleo Wade.

Sunday 28 April: Closing Weekend 1 was a very special and rare performance by the "first family of jazz," which consists of Ellis Marsalis and his four sons, Wynton, Branford, Delfeayo, and Jason.

2019 New Orleans Jazz Fest Days 5-6

Thursday 2 May: Singer-songwriter and guitarist Samantha Fish started the day off strong with a compelling set of hearty blues rock.

Friday 3 May: Jazz saxophonist Kamasi Washington rung in Friday evening with his progressive and eclectic approach to the genre.

2019 New Orleans Jazz Fest Days 7-8

Saturday 4 May: Diana Ross performed a stellar 80-minute set featuring nine outfit changes. Her setlist included mostly songs from her days in The Supremes, such as "You Can't Hurry Love" and "Come See About Me," plus a few Motown covers, including Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers' "Why Do Fools Fall In Love" and Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive."

Sunday 5 May: John Fogerty celebrated both the fest's and his career's 50th anniversary with his headlining set on Gentilly Stage.

For more info about the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, visit www.nojazzfest.com and follow the event on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

All Photos by Steve Galli for CBS. Words by Chloe Catajan.

Follow Last.fm elsewhere: Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Instagram | Spotify | Soundcloud |Flickr

Related Artists

API Calls