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Jan 17, 2013 11:38 AM by Melissa Canone

2013 Jazz Fest Talent Announcement

New Orleans, LA (January 17, 2013)- The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell today announced the music lineup for the 2013 Festival scheduled for April 26 - 28 and May 2 - 5. "Jazz Fest" continues to showcase the most important names in music alongside Louisiana's favorite entertainers. A true heritage festival, Jazz Fest stands alone in presenting the highest caliber artists in such varied genres as gospel, blues, traditional and contemporary jazz, rock, R&B, Cajun, country, zydeco and much more.

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, 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, 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, The Del McCoury Band, Doc McKenzie & the Hi-Lites, Pokey LaFarge, Salio of Republic of Georgia, and A Tribute to Native America with special guests Robert Mirabal, Martha Redbone, Bill Miller, Pura Fé, A Tribe Called Red, Stoney Creek, Yellow Bird Indian Dancers, Oneida Longhouse Singers and Dancers, and more are all among the national and international guest artists scheduled to appear at the 44th edition of the Jazz Fest. See attached for the complete day-by-day music schedule.

Click here for the official 2013 Jazz Fest talent announcement video.

Hundreds of Louisiana artists, the heart and soul of the Festival, are scheduled to appear, such as: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Aaron Neville, Dr. John, Allen Toussaint, Irma Thomas, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Pete Fountain, The Nevilles, Rebirth Brass Band, Galactic, Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, Better Than Ezra, The Meter Men with Page McConnell, Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, 35th Anniversary of "One Mo' Time!", Marc Broussard, Chris Owens, Amanda Shaw, Papa Grows Funk, Cowboy Mouth, The Dixie Cups, Tab Benoit, Anders Osborne, Theresa Andersson, Big Sam's Funky Nation, Jon Cleary, John Boutté, Sonny Landreth, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Irvin Mayfield & NOJO, Jeremy Davenport, Davell Crawford, Terence Blanchard, Deacon John, Rockin' Dopsie, Jr., Donald Harrison, Clarence "Frogman" Henry, Henry Butler, Bonerama, Shamarr Allen, The Soul Rebels, Marcia Ball, Charmaine Neville, Treme Brass Band's Tribute to Uncle Lionel, Ellis Marsalis, Nicholas Payton, George Porter, Jr., Tucka, John Mooney & Bluesiana, Jonathon "Boogie" Long, Big Chief Monk & the Golden Eagles, Walter "Wolfman" Washington, Los Hombres Calientes, Glen David Andrews, Terrance Simien with Queen Ida, Raw Oyster Cult, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns, The Iguanas, The Revivalists, Creole String Beans, James Andrews, Eric Lindell, Dr. Michael White & the Original Liberty Jazz Band, Gal Holiday & the Honky Tonk Revue, Leo Jackson & the Melody Clouds, Astral Project, Zion Harmonizers, Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas, Val & Love Alive Mass Choir, Gregg Stafford's Jazz Hounds, The Boutté Family Gospel, and so much more.

Quint Davis, Producer/Director of the Festival, said, "Jazz Fest constantly strives to deliver on our reputation and legacy as the very best Jazz and Heritage Festival there is. We never forget our mission of celebrating the unequalled culture of New Orleans, and Louisiana, while inviting the greatest musical artists of our time to join us in creating the most joyful musical celebration of its kind-truly, New Orleans at its Fest!"

Advanced single-day tickets for Jazz Fest, which takes place at the Fair Grounds Race Course, are only $45 through Tuesday, January 29, when the price will be $50. The gate price ticket will again be $65. Children's tickets (ages 2 - 10) are still only $5 and are available at the gate only. Single day tickets to Jazz Fest are on sale by specific weekend, with each ticket valid for a single day's attendance. Tickets are available at www.nojazzfest.com and www.ticketmaster.com, at all Ticketmaster outlets or by calling (800) 745-3000.
Tickets can also be purchased at the Zephyr Field Box Office and the UNO Lakefront Arena Box Office through Tuesday, February 5. Due to the Super Bowl production, the New Orleans Arena Box Office will re-open on February 5 to sell all Jazz Fest tickets. All general admission Jazz Fest tickets are subject to additional service fees and handling charges.
All of the Festival's hugely popular VIP packages are on sale while very limited supplies last. The Jazz Festival offers three distinct VIP opportunities to experience the event in style: the Festival's popular Big Chief VIP Experience ticket package provides special viewing access at most of the Festival's stages; the Grand Marshal VIP Pass allows for up-close access at the three major stages; and the Krewe of Jazz Fest VIP Pass which entitles patrons to special covered seating at the Acura Stage audience area. (Click here for details.) The Festival offers a special layaway arrangement for each of the VIP packages. For information on layaway, please visit www.nojazzfest.com.

Jazz Fest also offers full-service travel packages for fans wishing to take the guesswork out of attending the event. Visit www.nojazzfest.com to learn more about the official travel packages that include hotel accommodations, travel to and from the Festival grounds and Festival tickets, including the option for Festival VIP packages.

A listing of hotels offering special Jazz Fest rates is posted at www.nojazzfest.com, where patrons can effortlessly reserve their hotel rooms for the event. Festivalgoers can peruse room availability and book their accommodations early, taking advantage of some of the best prices offered at participating hotels.

Shell is the Presenting Sponsor of the Festival. Major Jazz Fest Sponsors are Acura, Peoples Health, Miller Lite, and the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots (A Churchill Downs Company). Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, Coca-Cola, Zatarain's, WWOZ, Monster Energy and St. Charles Vision are all also Official Jazz Fest Sponsors.

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation, Inc. is the nonprofit organization that owns the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell. The Foundation uses the proceeds from Jazz Fest, and other revenues, for year-round activities in the areas of education, economic development and cultural enrichment. Education programs include the Don "Moose" Jamison Heritage School of Music, the Tom Dent Congo Square Lecture Series and the Class Got Brass competition. Economic Development initiatives include the Community Partnership Grants, the Sync Up entertainment industry conference and the Jazz & Heritage Talent Exchange web site. Cultural events include the Jazz Journey concert series and free community festivals: the Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival, the Congo Square New World Rhythms Festival, the Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival and the Tremé Creole Gumbo Festival. The Foundation also owns radio station WWOZ 90.7-FM, the Jazz & Heritage Archive, the Jazz & Heritage Gallery and the Jazz & Heritage Center.

The 15th Annual Jazz & Heritage Foundation Gala will be held April 25, 2013 at the New Orleans Hilton Riverside Hotel. The Gala is an evening of music, food and fun that directly supports the Don Jamison Heritage School of Music, a free music instruction program that reaches more than 85 students each week. This year's theme is "Glass House Reunion," and will feature Kermit Ruffins, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Grammy Award recipient, The Rebirth Brass Band. The Glass House was a tiny club on South Saratoga Street in New Orleans. The Rebirth Brass Band and The Dirty Dozen Brass Band played there every Monday night for several years, wailing right next to the dancers. The scene was joyous, gymnastic and wild. This year's Gala revives that fun and excitement. Tickets are $500.00 and include access passes to all seven days of Jazz Fest. The Gala always sells out, so please visit www.jazzandheritage.org or call 504-558-6100 to get tickets or inquire about sponsorship opportunities.
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell is a co-production of Festival Productions Louisiana, LLC. (a wholly owned subsidiary of Festival Productions, Inc.-New Orleans) and AEG Louisiana Production, LLC. (a subsidiary of AEG Live).

 

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