had clearly come true. Inspired by the spirit of Mahalia Jackson and the Eureka Brass Band back in 1970, the New Orleans Jazz Heritage Festival continues to celebrate the culture of Louisiana with the combined fervor of a gospel hymn and the joy of a jazz parade. The, wall Street Journal has said that Jazz Fest showcases a wider, deeper lineup of essential American musical styles than any festival in the nation and which. As with the 1920s, the majority of popular material was from Tin Pan Alley, but the percentage of Broadway material is higher than in the 1920s, no doubt in part due to the popularity of film adaptations of Broadway shows. Such great songwriters. Goodman would soon realize the power of radio when, on a less-than-successful transcontinental tour, the band was a smash hit at the Palomar Ballroom in Los Angeles, where Goodmans slot on the. The event has showcased most of the great artists of New Orleans and Louisiana of the last half century: Professor Longhair, Fats Domino, The Neville Brothers, Wynton Marsalis,.
The New York Times would note that the Jazz Festival had become inseparable from the culture it presents. When Jazz Fest was held the next year, it was clear that the event had already outgrown Congo Square. Wein hired Quint Davis and Allison Miner, two young, knowledgeable New Orleans music enthusiasts, to work on the event. Poster images courtesy of ProCreations Publishing Co). Davis would quickly become the main creative force behind the Festival, establishing the event as a dynamic annual showcase of Louisiana music with a bold blend of national and international flavors.