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  • Second weekend of Jazz Fest kicks off Thursday

    May 3, 2012 10:29 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - After missing last year's New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival because she was roughly eight months pregnant, singer-songwriter Theresa Andersson is thrilled to be back this year - and just in time to perform songs from her new album, "Street Parade." The Swedish-born multi-instrumentalist has two... more »
  • Jazz Fest set to begin Friday

    April 26, 2012 10:10 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Jazz horns, Cajun fiddles, zydeco washboards and rock guitars - they'll all be heard at the same place when the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival kicks off Friday. Performances by soul singer Irma Thomas, the Beach Boys, the rock band Zebra, jazz clarinetist Tim Laughlin,... more »
  • Jazz Fest Line-up Change

    March 9, 2012 10:45 AM

    Cee Lo Green has just been added to the music lineup for the upcoming New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell. The Grammy Award-winning artist and star of "The Voice," television's most popular program, will appear at Jazz Fest on Saturday, April 28. Jill Scott, previously scheduled... more »
  • Jazz Fest tickets; line-up posted

    December 14, 2011 8:37 AM

    The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell announced the music lineup for the 2012 Festival scheduled for April 27 - 29 and May 3 - 6. Started in 1970, the Jazz & Heritage Festival continues to showcase the most storied names in music history alongside many of... more »
  • Mystikal Returns to New Orleans' Jazz Fest

    May 7, 2011 6:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - His prison sentence behind him, rapper Mystikal returns Saturday to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and his hometown fans a little older, a little wiser and a bit more humble - but still carrying that same fresh spirit that helps keep the party going... more »
  • Jazz Fest officials gear up for 2011 celebration

    March 30, 2011 8:36 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The countdown to the 2011 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage festival has started. Festival officials, joined by Mayor Mitch Landrieu, will hold a kickoff press conference Wednesday to discuss this year's plans for the festival, which draws hundreds of thousands of people to the city each... more »
  • Jazz Fest taps Kid Rock, John Legend, Bon Jovi

    January 20, 2011 5:55 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - John Legend & The Roots, Willie Nelson, Kid Rock, Bon Jovi, Wyclef Jean, Lauryn Hill, Arcade Fire, Wilco and Cyndi Lauper are among the headliners for the 2011 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Those performers will join hundreds of Louisiana artists, including Trombone Shorty &... more »
  • Clouds, light showers on Jazz Fest's last day

    May 1, 2010 6:43 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) Rain sprinkled the Fair Grounds Race Course on the closing day of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. But the weather didn't keep the fans away Sunday. Some fans wore rain boots and panchos. Others went barefoot. All came prepared for the mud and puddles that... more »
  • Thursday at Jazz Fest: A day for the locals

    April 29, 2010 2:13 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) Sunny skies and a brisk breeze welcomed the crowd at the Fair Grounds Race Course as the second weekend of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival got underway. Traditionally, Thursday is the day locals take a day off to enjoy the festival, which closes Sunday with... more »
  • Sun shines on 1st closing weekend of Jazz Fest

    April 25, 2010 5:02 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) Day 3 of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival brought a celebration of sunshine as well as the music performed at the Fair Grounds Race Course. Children of all ages and their parents packed the stage to see the Imagination Movers, the New Orleans-based group that... more »
  • Ledisi, My Morning Jacket, Drake at Jazz Fest

    April 24, 2010 3:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) Thousands of people poured onto the Fair Grounds Race Course on the second day of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. The sun peeped through another grey sky a welcome sight after a mid-afternoon storm that caught many of Friday's opening-day festival-goers by surprise. Some of... more »
  • Something for everyone at the 2010 Jazz Fest

    April 23, 2010 5:00 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) Lionel Richie, The Black Crowes, Dr. John and the Lower 911, Baaba Maal from Senagal and Nathan and the Zydeco Cha-Chas are among the performers Friday at the first day of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Though dotted with major national acts, the festival is... more »
  • Jazz Fest 2010 just 30 days away

    March 23, 2010 5:42 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) The 2010 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival kicks off in 30 days. Festival producer Quint Davis said Tuesday that Jazz Fest is an example of the power and depth of New Orleans' culture. He says 80 percent of the festival acts are homegrown, including Big Sam's... more »
  • Jazz Fest releases daily lineup

    January 27, 2010 12:01 AM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival has released its day-by-day lineup for this spring's event. They have also added Juan Luis Guerra y 440, a Dominican singer who has sold over 20 million records and won nine Latin Grammy Awards, two Grammy Awards, and two Latin... more »

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