NOLA Jazz & Heritage Festival | Line-up Announced
The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival announced its enormous line-up today. The annual music extravaganza is slated for April 27-29 and May 4-6. As usual, the line-up combines a huge list of mainstream pop acts, jam-rock and groove-oriented bands, and a slate of jazz combos strewn throughout the city.
Seems like everyone’s trying to get in on the “support New Orleans” tip since Katrina. But I’m definitely not complaining, because this line-up has something for everyone. Is it me, or does it just keep going and going?
Harry Connick Jr.
Gilberto Santa Rosa
Jerry Lee Lewis
Allman Brothers Band
Stephen Marley feat. Jr. Gong
Better Than Ezra
Banda el Recodo
Tony Joe White
Bobby Jones & the Nashville Super Choir
Rebirth Brass Band
The Holmes Brothers
Dr. Lonnie Smith
The New Orleans Social Club
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Ba Cissoko of Guinea
George Porter Jr.
Joseph “Zigaboo” Modeliste
Les Amazones of Guinea
World Saxophone Group
John Mooney & Bluesiana
Elder Baab & the Madison Bumble Bees of Winnsboro
Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys
Walter “Wolfman” Washington
Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews & Orleans Avenue
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers
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