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 25 - May 4, 2014
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Festival Events:

Lineup 2014:
  • Eric Clapton
  • Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
  • Christina Aguilera
  • Phish
  • Arcade Fire
  • Santana
  • Robin Thicke
  • The String Cheese Incident
  • Trey Songz
  • Vampire Weekend
  • Foster the People
  • Public Enemy
  • The Avett Brothers
  • Charlie Wilson
  • Alabama Shakes
  • John Fogerty
  • Chaka Khan
  • Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters
  • Rubén Blades
  • Lyle Lovett
  • Boz Scaggs
  • The Head and the Heart
  • Johnny Winter
  • Bobby Womack
  • Al Jarreau
  • Keb’ Mo’
  • Mary Mary
  • Delbert McClinton
  • North Mississippi Allstars
  • Chick Corea & the Vigil
  • Jason Isbell
  • John Hiatt
  • Maze featuring Frankie Beverly
  • Rachelle Ferrell
  • Pharoah Sanders
  • Laura Mvula
  • Solange
  • Branford Marsalis Quartet
  • The Rance Allen Group
  • The Mavericks
  • Charles Bradley & his Extraordinaires
  • Bobby Jones & Nashville Super Choir
  • Robert Earl Keen
  • Alejandro Escovedo & The Sensitive Boys
  • Bombino
  • Afoxé Omô Nilê Ogunjá of Pernambuco-Brazil
  • Dr. Lonnie Smith Trio
  • Johnnyswim
  • Sleepy Man Banjo Boys
  • Joe Louis Walker
  • Bernard Allison Group
  • Roy Rogers & the Delta Rhythm Kings
  • Lisa Knowles & the Brown Singers
  • Gregory Porter
  • René Marie – With Love to Eartha Kitt
  • Greensky Bluegrass
  • The Infamous Stringdusters
  • Chris Smither
  • Spencer Taylor & the Highway QC’s
  • and more…scheduled to appear at the 45th edition of Jazz Fest.


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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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