Photos: 2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Weekend 1

Images from the 50th annual bash at the Fairgrounds Race Course

Kinfolk Brass Band
Grand Marshal of the Kinfolk Brass Band with colleague at the 2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (photo: Mark Robbins)
Maria Muldaur
Maria Muldaur at the 2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (photo: Joel A. Siegel)
Erica Falls
Erica Falls at the 2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (photo: Joel A. Siegel)
Takeshi Shimmura
Takeshi Shimmura of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band at the 2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (photo: Mark Robbins)
James Andrews
James Andrews and band at the 2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (photo: Joel A. Siegel)
Germaine Bazzle
Germaine Bazzle at the 2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (photo: Mark Robbins)
Marlon Jordan at the 2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
Marlon Jordan at the 2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (photo: Joel A. Siegel)
James Carter
James Carter at the 2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (photo: Mark Robbins)
Detroit Brooks at the 2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (photo: Joel A. Siegel)
Zigaboo Modeliste at the 2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
Zigaboo Modeliste at the 2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (photo: Mark Robbins)
Kidd Jordan at the 2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
Kidd Jordan at the 2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (photo: Joel A. Siegel)
Kirk Joseph at the 2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
Kirk Joseph at the 2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (photo: Mark Robbins)
Ellis, Delfeayo, Branford, and Wynton Marsalis at the 2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
Left to right: Ellis, Delfeayo, Branford, and Wynton Marsalis at the 2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (photo: Joel A. Siegel)
Gerald Gibbs at the 2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
Gerald Gibbs at the 2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (photo: Mark Robbins)
Jason Marsalis leads a drum line at the 2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (photo: Mark Robbins)
Stephanie Jordan at the 2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
Stephanie Jordan at the 2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (photo: Mark Robbins)
Young and old members of the Treme Brass Band at the 2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
Young and old members of the Treme Brass Band at the 2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (photo: Joel A. Siegel)
Dr. Michael White
Dr. Michael White at the 2019 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (photo: Mark Robbins)

A Thursday monsoon made an inauspicious start for the 50th New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. But spirits weren’t dampened long, and the bands played on through the weekend—among them Crescent City stalwarts like the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and Foundations of Funk featuring Ivan Neville, George Porter, and Zigaboo Modeliste. Dr. Michael White (paying respects to Louis Cottrell and the Onward Brass Band), the James Carter Organ Trio, the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, and the James Andrews Band were also present and accounted for, while the families of Kidd Jordan and Ellis Marsalis gathered for musical tributes to those patriarchs of New Orleans jazz. Photographers Mark Robbins and Joel A. Siegel were on hand to capture the action; here’s just a little of what they brought back.