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From Alabama Shakes to R&B Divas, Women Rock Jazz Fest

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 07.03.2014 | Entertainment
Karen Dalton-Beninato

"Ask me how I'm doin? I'm doin alright. I will remain alright. Cause this is up to ME," said Brittany Howard of the Alabama Shakes, whose soulful set was quite alright with a huge audience as she closed out the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Friday night.

Christina Aguilera Makes Jazz Fest Debut With Cover-Heavy Set

AP | CHEVEL JOHNSON | Posted 05.03.2014 | Entertainment

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Christina Aguilera gave her fans a little bit of jazz, a little bit of blues, and a lot of soul during her debut performance Frid...

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...

Festival Season Travel Tips

Travelzoo | Posted 06.09.2014 | Travel
Travelzoo

Festival season has kicked off for the year, with events nationwide inspiring music and comedy fans, foodies and travelers to hit the road this spring and summer. The best way to enjoy the shows is to do a little planning beforehand.

Making the Most of Jazz Fest

Joan Gelfand | Posted 05.24.2014 | Travel
Joan Gelfand

Jazz Fest 2014 has recently announced the 2014 lineup. Rest assured, the well-rounded New Orleans Jazz Heritage Society has programmed something for everyone.

Big Names Head To New Orleans

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen, Santana, Phish and Christina Aguilera are among the headliners of this year's New Orleans Jazz a...

Big Names Close New Orleans Festival

AP | CHEVEL JOHNSON and STACEY PLAISANCE | Posted 07.05.2013 | Entertainment

NEW ORLEANS — For more than two decades, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival has closed with a performance by the city's own Neville Brot...

Frank Ocean Wows Hometown Crowd at New Orleans Jazz Fest

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.05.2013 | Entertainment
Karen Dalton-Beninato

Frank Ocean returned to New Orleans Saturday, greeting the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival audience with an understated: "A lot has changed." T...

Maroon 5, Jimmy Cliff, Willie Nelson: Jazz Fest Day 5 Trifecta

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.04.2013 | Entertainment
Karen Dalton-Beninato

Adam Levine started his Maroon 5 set wearing a jacket, as the record cold day at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival necessitated. Levine sang ...

New Orleans Jazz Fest Day 3: Get Up and Live, You Ain't Dead No More!

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 04.29.2013 | Entertainment
Karen Dalton-Beninato

One of my annual traditions was calling my mother from the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Gospel Tent to give her a gospel fix over the phone. The last...

Billy Joel Hits New Orleans

AP | CHEVEL JOHNSON | Posted 06.28.2013 | Entertainment

NEW ORLEANS — At 101 years old, New Orleans jazz trumpeter Lionel Ferbos opened one of 12 stages on the second day of the New Orleans Jazz and H...

Jazz Fest Day 2: Billy Joel Offers Honesty on Honesty, and New Orleans Legends Get Their Due

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 04.28.2013 | Entertainment
Karen Dalton-Beninato

For years, Jazz Fest was the annual cathartic gathering as we all slowly came home from cross-country evacuation locations. So it's a welcome change, to be looked to as inspiration for city of resilience, rather than a worst-case scenario.

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...

Treme Star Kermit Ruffins Opens New Orleans Speakeasy

Ellen Freudenheim | Posted 07.11.2012 | Travel
Ellen Freudenheim

The Grammy, a small golden trophy perched on a bare table, seems to belong to everyone in the room, a recognition of their life's work and New Orleans culture.

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.

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 ...

Before Jail, A Performance

AP | CHEVEL JOHNSON | Posted 07.05.2012 | Entertainment

NEW ORLEANS -- Thousands turned out Friday to see New Orleans rapper Mystikal perform one last time before returning to jail on a probation violation....

Jazz: A Cross Cultural Jam Session

Soren Petersen | Posted 04.30.2012 | Arts
Soren Petersen

The idea of combining two opposing cultural expressions was to create a musical traffic jam and in doing so, invent a new and unique identity.

My City of Spirits: Bruce Springsteen Jams With Dr. John at Jazz Fest

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.02.2012 | Entertainment
Karen Dalton-Beninato

It was supposed to be a two and a half hour festival set, and Springsteen went overtime. It was cathartic but I wouldn't call it closure. Post-Katrina, I wouldn't call anything closure. But listening to Springsteen, Dr. John, all the legends; they seem to be sending signals about where we all meet up in the end.

WATCH: New Orleans Festival Season Booming

AP | STACEY PLAISANCE | Posted 06.22.2012 | Travel

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — When Hurricane Katrina scattered New Orleans residents and its musicians across the country, many wondered if the best days of Ne...

2012 Jazz Fest Lineup Released!

AP | STACEY PLAISANCE | Posted 02.13.2012 | Arts

NEW ORLEANS — The Eagles, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, the Foo Fighters and John Mayer are among the headliners to perform at next year's New ...

Maroon 5 with Travie McCoy on SNL, Plus Chatting with Vince Gill, Trombone Shorty and Paul Rodgers

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.06.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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'Peoples' Reggae at the Aspen Jazz Fest

Anita Thompson | Posted 11.08.2011 | Denver
Anita Thompson

By the end of the third song, Leon and the Peoples had the entire stage filled with cheering festival-goers, some who appeared to be self-appointed go-go dancers.