Jazz Fest

906 Kermit Ruffins [Photo by Leon Morris]

Kermit Ruffins [Photo by Leon Morris]
Kermit Ruffins [Photo by Leon Morris]
Sunday, May 7, 2023 -
11:00am to 7:00pm

Fair Grounds Race Course

1751 Gentilly Boulevard
New Orleans, LA 70119

Upcoming Shows

WWOZ will again be at the Fairgrounds every day of the 2023 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell, bringing you the sounds of the fest from different stages.


11:15am Zion Harmonizers (recorded Saturday, April 29 at the Gospel Tent)

12:20pm Joe Dyson (live from the WWOZ Jazz Tent)

1:30pm Jeremy Davenport (live from the WWOZ Jazz Tent)

2:50pm John Boutte (recorded recorded Friday at the WWOZ Jazz Tent)

4:20pm Charlie Gabriel & Friends (live from the Economy Hall Tent)

5:35pm Kermit Ruffins tribute to Louis Armstrong (live from the Economy Hall Tent)

Broadcast schedule is subject to change.

Click here to listen live!

Thanks to our 2023 Jazz Fest Live! broadcast sponsors:




Additional Funding for Jazz Fest Live! on WWOZ is provided by our Drum Roll Sponsors:

David Francis, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation Board President

OZ board member Sunpie Barnes @ Sunpie Images and Music

Mahogany Jazz Hall, in honor of New Orleans Musicians

From Penny Warriner in loving memory of her late husband, Bobby Matthews, and his brother, Bunny Matthews, original Guardians of the Groove

Ginger & Lola, your Chicagoan OZillians, who remain Guardians of the Groove now & forever

Dr. Grayson Gremillion of East Jefferson Ear Nose and Throat Clinic in Metairie

Gretchen and Bill Bailey, Groovin’ to OZ in the CBD

Bo McDonald

NOLA Massage on Magazine Steet Uptown

WWOZ Board Member Bob Edmundson

Art & Eyes on Magazine Street

In honor of all the dogs and cats and their people, of NOLA and Acadiana that Zeus' Rescues helps, through fostering, adopting, volunteering, and donating by generous supporters. The animals listen to 'OZ all day long.

Maisie, Cazzie, Diane and Rob

Lawrence Kalantari on behalf of the Los Angeles Swing Dance Posse

From Bruce Rossow & Sophia Muirhead in Memory of Michelle Yao - Fest Won't Be the Same Without You

JB Awnings - serving New Orleans and surrounding areas

Killer PoBoys in the French Quarter

Cody Brumfield

Sticking Up For Children is very GLAD to work with go-get'-em students in Haiti and New Orleans! Music and images available at stickingupforchildren.com

Nancy, Todd, Ella Grace, and JocKiMo, with gratitude for all the Guardians of the Groove at WWOZ who keep the music alive.

Jazz Fest Crew from Wilmington

Terry and Lynette DuFrene, proud listeners, and supporters of WWOZ since we moved back to the French Quarter and New Orleans in 2011

Louie Armstrong Loubiere -our family dog

The Friends and Family of Suzanne Corley in honor of her almost 20 years of service to WWOZ

The New Orleans Food & Wine Experience, Eating and Drinking for a good cause, coming up June 7th - 11th.

Happy Jazz Fest from Sarah, Patrick, Ling Ling, and Hank. We’ll see you down in the Treme!

Ellie and Brian Lawlor

Rick and Clara salute crazy Daisy

The Market Umbrella and Crescent City Farmer’s Market

Local State Farm Agent Thelma Meyers - offering auto and life insurance, located in Gretna - Our office loves Jazz Fest & WWOZ!

Hear Now hearing protection with Dina Zeevi

Cindy, Candace, Jeanne - wishing everyone a happy Jazz Fest!

In honor of the musicians of New Orleans, making us shine a bit more with every listen. Put money in the tip jar, y’all!

Honeywolf Mercantile - artful and intentional soy candles to help make any space sacred

Drew and Susan Goss

Kate and Phil Anselmo - Cherish our city our music and our natural ways

Audubon Companies – Delivering innovative and sustainable solutions for a better tomorrow

From Vicki and John in Arlington with love and thanks to Beth, Dave and the entire WWOZ STAFF.

On behalf of our Loose Cattle band, thank y'all for supporting ALL the musicians of New Orleans and sharing our music with our city and the whole planet

Bob Brudd from Orland Park, Illinois

Rob & Susan Goldstein

From Beth and Ross Foote, Shreveport. OZ helps us keep our groove on when out of town. Worth Guarding!

Chef Clyde, Miss Sophia, and Snickers

The Bank Architectural Antiques, making houses beautiful since 1972

In memory of Beth Turner, friend, philanthropist, lawyer, artist, and, for 45 years, the pianist of the New Leviathan Oriental Fox-Trot Orchestra!

Jeff & Susan Unruh, WWOZ is our musical home when we're not in New Orleans.

Sam Poché and Jenn Saltaformaggio of Team Right Side, Latter & Blum Realtors wish to thank WWOZ for keeping the groove alive.

The nation's first organic winery, Frey Vineyards, congratulates WWOZ and the Jazz Festival. Wines available at local shops. Wine Club and online ordering on website.

Doctor Mary Jo Wright at The Center for Restorative Breast Surgery

Emile Dumesnil

Hal Rees and Emily Culbertson

In memory of Loyola professor Father Leo Nicol, S.J. (d. 2022), and Jim De Mattei (d. 2006)

The McLaren Law Firm-Happy Jazz Fest from the N.O. Rock N Roll Attorney

From Piper, Kelli, and Leon Pecan Hellion in memory of Ada Mae Alan Medvick and Jill Cabe

In honor of Arthur Pulitzer, Joe Krown, and WWOZ!

Casey Lipscomb

Dan, from Haymarket, Virginia is making it through this beautiful day listening to the WWOZ Jazz Fest with his Partner Michelle, kids Carter and Ellie, and Piper the yellow lab

Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro - providing New Orleanians with live jazz & regional cooking on Frenchmen for over 40 years

Blair Brown

Merchant House- A modern antiques shop with vintage furniture, clothing, and more, now located on Magazine Street in the Lower Garden District

Sunny and Pepper Scriba

In memory of Val Jones and Kelly Kirchner Nelson-two true guardians of the groove by Motion to Go on Madeline Island, Wi.

The Pollack Family. . . Pollack Glass NOLA

Cam Marston and the Marston family listening in from Mobile with a shout-out to their friend and OZ DJ Ole Man River.

In honor of the incredible Staff, Show Hosts and Volunteers of WWOZ

And, in loving memory of Verna and Sid Arroyo, the inspiration for Jazz Festing in Place

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