New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

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Country and Region United StatesLouisiana
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival New Orleans, Louisiana USA
Festival Contact Information

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
336 Camp Street, Suite 250
New Orleans, LA 70130 USA
Phone: (01) 504-410-4100

Festival Description

The well-established and legendary New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2009. On the roster each year a stellar line-up of national and international artists take to the stages. 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 Festival has always blended a wide mix of internationally renowned guests, among them—Aretha Franklin, Miles Davis, Bob Dylan, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Santana, Sarah Vaughan, Paul Simon, Jimmy Buffett, Max Roach, B.B. King, Dave Matthews Band, Patti La Belle, Tito Puente, the Allman Brothers Band, Joni Mitchell, Al Green, Linda Ronstadt, Lenny Kravitz, Sonny Rollins, Bonnie Raitt, James Brown, Celia Cruz, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Hugh Masekela, Cassandra Wilson, Willie Nelson, The Temptations, Burning Spear, Van Morrison, LL Cool J, Abbey Lincoln, Erykah Badu, Dave Brubeck, Gladys Knight, Youssou N’Dour and many, many others.

Festival Dates April 26 - May 5, 2013
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Festival Events:

Lineup 2013:
  • Fleetwood Mac
  • Billy Joel
  • Dave Matthews Band
  • Maroon 5
  • The Black Keys
  • John Mayer
  • Widespread Panic
  • Daryl Hall and John Oates
  • Phoenix
  • B.B. King
  • Frank Ocean
  • Earth, Wind & Fire
  • Willie Nelson
  • Little Big Town
  • George Benson
  • Jill Scott
  • Jimmy Cliff
  • Gipsy Kings
  • Jeffrey Osborne
  • Patti Smith
  • Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite
  • Band of Horses
  • Creative Collective featuring Kidd Jordan, Joel Futterman, William Parker, and Alvin Fielder
  • Gary Clark Jr.
  • Andrew Bird
  • Maze featuring Frankie Beverly
  • Juan Luis Guerra y 440
  • Los Lobos
  • The Little Willies
  • Kem
  • Roy Ayers
  • Laura Bell Bundy
  • Dianne Reeves
  • and… Stanley Clarke/George Duke Project, Charles Bradley, Wayne Shorter Quartet, Taj Mahal & The Real Thing Tuba Band, Calexico, Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra, VaShawn Mitchell, Joshua Redman Quartet, Mutemath, Ana Popovic, The Mavericks, Little Joe y La Familia, Campbell Brothers, Brushy One String of Jamaica, Jerry Douglas, Daryl Coley, Magary Lord and Malê Debalê of Bahia-Brazil to join hundreds of special guests and Louisiana Greats at the 2013 Jazz Fest in New Orleans.
Artist feature 2013:
  • Creative Collective (USA)
    Performing - May 2, at 1:25 at the WWOZ Jazz Tent
    • Featuring internationally seasoned veterans of creative expression — Kidd Jordan/Joel Futterman/ Alvin Fielder/William Parker. Creative Collective is dedicated to exploring new directions in the art of “in the moment” collectively improvised music. They combine skilled musicianship with a celebration of improvisational conversations that take the listener on musical journeys spanning the emotions and musical genres. Their shared goal is artistic freedom and devotion to the unexpected as they stretch and push the boundaries of tonality, rhythm, and harmony. They are determined to push the limits and redefine the genre of improvisational music. This is a tight improvisational unit whose hearts and ears are open to each other, and whose music is always fresh and new.


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Photo slideshow credits:
  • In order of appearance
    • Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, photo ©2010 Zack Smith
    • Joe Hall & the Cane Cutters, photo ©2010 Douglas Mason
    • Dee Dee Bridgewater, photo ©2010 Douglas Mason
    • Lynn Drury, photo ©2010 Zack Smith
    • Pine Leaf Boys, photo ©2010 Zack Smith
    • Shamarr Allen & the Underdawgs, photo ©2010 Zack Smith
    • Prince of Wales Social Aid & Pleasure Club, photo ©2010 Zack Smith
    • Elvin Bishop, photo ©2010 Douglas Mason
    • Better Than Ezra, photo ©2010 Douglas Mason
    • Shawn Colvin, photo ©2010 Douglas Mason
    • Sharon Jones, Photo by Dulce Pinzon
    • The Kidd Jordan/Joel Futterman/Al Fielder Improvisational Music Ensemble, photo by Michael Wilderman


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