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New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

From Elton John to Dr. John: Jazz Fest Weekend 2 Wraps

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.05.2015 | Entertainment
Karen Dalton-Beninato

Weekend two at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival had everything: aboriginal bluesman Gurrumul, and Elton John headlining one of the most crowded festival days in the last decade.

All About That Jazz: International Jazz Day at New Orleans Jazz Fest Day 4

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.01.2015 | Entertainment
Karen Dalton-Beninato

International Jazz Day was celebrated, appropriately enough, in the city where jazz was born on the 4th day of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2015.

The Good Life With Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga: Jazz Fest Day 3

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 04.28.2015 | Entertainment
Karen Dalton-Beninato

"That's My Momma!" James Andrews said of the Baby Doll dancing during his New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival set. His show was a family affair, with wife Karen Gant-Andrews belting out an "At Last" that would have done Etta James proud.

The Who, Ryan Adams, John Legend Wrap Jazz Fest Day 2

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 04.26.2015 | Entertainment
Karen Dalton-Beninato

"The Gods of Rock wouldn't let it rain on The Who," shouted a voice in the crowd fleeing an afternoon storm at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. And They didn't -- the sun broke through by late afternoon, and The Who had the chance to sing "Talkin' Bout My Generation."

Wilco Lights Up New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Fest

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 04.27.2015 | Entertainment
Karen Dalton-Beninato

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2015 ended its first day with a bang. And a series of lightning flashes. Then torrential rain, but not before headliners from Wilco to Keith Urban to Jimmy Cliff worked in as much music as they could before the weather shut down their respective stages.

Robert Plant, Big Freedia Rock: Good Day for Golden Gods and Goddesses at Jazz Fest

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 06.26.2014 | Entertainment
Karen Dalton-Beninato

Robert Plant was in fine form closing out the stage at Saturday's New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, with Phish jamming across the track for hours. From Led Zepplin classics to thoughtfully curated covers, he did not disappoint.

Carlos Santana Rocks New Orleans Jazz Fest Day 1

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 06.25.2014 | Entertainment
Karen Dalton-Beninato

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival day one wrapped with a combination of die-hard Carlos Santana fans one of which is festival Executive Producer Quint Davis who ended up playing maracas with the band.

Jazz Fest Celebrates 45 Years

AP | STACEY PLAISANCE | Posted 04.25.2014 | Entertainment

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Jazz clarinetist Orange Kellin remembers playing the first New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in 1970, when small crowds turned...

The Joy That Is Allen Toussaint

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.25.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Seeing Allen Toussaint perform twice in the space of about 60 days -- in drastically different circumstances each time -- reminded me of why a love for musical roots can seemingly never run out of ways to discover and rediscover the beginnings of American popular music.

Reflecting and Recording in New Orleans Post-Fest (Photos)

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.08.2013 | Entertainment
Karen Dalton-Beninato

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival has wrapped for the 44th year, but the music's still ringing across. Trombone Shorty and Aaron Neville clos...

Fleetwood Mac Hits New Orleans

AP | CHEVEL JOHNSON | Posted 07.04.2013 | Entertainment

NEW ORLEANS — Little Big Town says that some networking they did is paying off with a chance to cross a couple of items off their "bucket list."...

New Orleans Jazz Festival Highlights Native American Music

AP | STACEY PLAISANCE | Posted 07.03.2013 | Black Voices

NEW ORLEANS — Mixed in among the jazz, Cajun, blues and zydeco flowing from the stages here are the singing, chanting and drumming of Native Ame...

Live from New Orleans: It's Jazz Fest in HD on AXS TV

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.01.2013 | Entertainment
Karen Dalton-Beninato

Jazz, rock, electronica, world music and everything in-between are more accessible than ever this year as Jazz Fest comes to high definition cable television on AXS TV.

New Orleans Jazz Fest Greeted By Steady Rain

AP | CHEVEL JOHNSON | Posted 04.30.2013 | Black Voices

NEW ORLEANS -- A steady, sometimes heavy rain pelted fans Sunday at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, but the music flowed on. A soaked Dav...

'Trombone Shorty' Carries On New Orleans Jazz Tradition

Reuters | Posted 06.28.2013 | Black Voices

By Kathy Finn NEW ORLEANS, April 27 (Reuters) - Musician Troy Andrews, better known as "Trombone Shorty," witnessed his first New Orl...

Jazz Lives On In New Orleans

AP | STACEY PLAISANCE | Posted 06.27.2013 | Entertainment

NEW ORLEANS — Singer John Mayer sang his hits after local-born bluesman Dr. John performed hometown favorites such as "Iko Iko" on Friday to clo...

What the Elle? New Orleans Jazz Fest Is Style-Worthy

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 04.27.2013 | Entertainment
Karen Dalton-Beninato

Jazz Fest ramped up yesterday, and it was an eye-buster from the stage to each audience.

New Orleans Jazz Fest Is Here!

AP | CHEVEL JOHNSON and STACEY PLAISANCE | Posted 04.25.2013 | Arts

NEW ORLEANS -- If there's a theme to this year's New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, it may be living legends. Headliners include B.B. King, Bill...

New Orleans Jazz Fest To Feature Living Legends

AP | CHEVEL JOHNSON and STACEY PLAISANCE | Posted 04.29.2013 | Black Voices

NEW ORLEANS -- If there's a theme to this year's New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, it may be living legends. Headliners include B.B. King, Bill...

New Orleans Jazz Fest On The Cheap

Home Away | Posted 04.24.2013 | Travel
Home Away

New Orleans on Mardi Gras is like a kid hopped on Halloween candy. A good time is a guarantee, but is it worth it? Maybe not. Don't fret if you missed out on the Mardi Gras frenzy. Instead, plan a visit this spring for the equally exciting New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

NoJazzFest for Old Men

Kurt Ellenberger | Posted 07.08.2012 | Home
Kurt Ellenberger

Of the approximately 24 groups highlighted on the festival's homepage, there is only one serious mainstream jazz artist (Herbie Hancock) and two traditional jazz groups.

Jazzfest Style 2012 (SLIDESHOW)

Emily Bracken | Posted 07.08.2012 | Style
Emily Bracken

While Coachella may have Vogue-ready outfits parading around its grounds, the fashion at Jazzfest is far more organic to the ethos of the festival and its funky hometown, New Orleans.

Jazz Fest's 'Biggest Crowd Ever'

AP | MARY FOSTER | Posted 07.07.2012 | Home

NEW ORLEANS — The Neville Brothers carried on the tradition of closing out the big stage at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. The Funky ...

The Beach Boys Reunite At N.O. Jazz Fest

AP | CHEVEL JOHNSON and STACEY PLAISANCE | Posted 04.29.2012 | Home

NEW ORLEANS -- Music fans poured through the gates at Friday's start of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, staking out spots to catch perform...

The Boss Is Heading To The Big Easy

AP | By STACEY PLAISANCE | Posted 01.24.2012 | Fifty

NEW ORLEANS -- The last time Bruce Springsteen performed in New Orleans it was less than a year after Hurricane Katrina hit, and "The Boss" moved thou...