Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Jazz Fest announces lineup

Pearl Jam, Aretha Franklin, Artist TBA, Van Morrison, Lionel Richie,
The Neville Brothers, Allman Brothers Band, Anita Baker,
My Morning Jacket, Darius Rucker, Widespread Panic
Among Hundreds Scheduled to Appear
at 41st Jazz & Heritage Festival

New Orleans, LA (December 15, 2009)—The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival announced the music lineup for the 2010 Festival scheduled for April 23-25 & April 29-May 2. 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.

Some of the many highlights of the 41st edition of the Jazz & Heritage Festival include Pearl Jam’s Jazz Fest debut, Aretha Franklin’s much-anticipated return, Louis Prima’s 100th anniversary celebration featuring Keely Smith, along with one major artist to be added to the lineup soon. First-time Festival appearances by My Morning Jacket, Anita Baker, Jeff Beck, Gipsy Kings, The Dead Weather, The Levon Helm Band, Drake, Johnny Lang and others are also set. Returning Fest favorites for 2010 include Van Morrison, Lionel Richie, Allman Brothers Band, Widespread Panic, The Black Crowes, and B.B. King. Of course, legendary local Louisiana artists such as the Neville Brothers, Irma Thomas, Pete Fountain, Dr. John, Galactic, Juvenile & DJ Mannie Fresh, Trombone Shorty, Dixie Cups, Buckwheat Zydeco, Zion Harmonizers, Better Than Ezra, The Radiators and hundreds more round out the “Only at Jazz Fest” schedule:

The Neville Brothers, Pearl Jam, Artist TBA, Aretha Franklin, Van Morrison, Lionel Richie, Allman Brothers Band, Anita Baker, My Morning Jacket, Widespread Panic, Imagination Movers, B.B. King, Jeff Beck, Darius Rucker, Irma Thomas, Gipsy Kings, The Dead Weather, Elvis Costello & the Sugarcanes, The Black Crowes, Drake, Teena Marie, Keely Smith, Johnny Lang, Allen Toussaint, Band of Horses, Jose Feliciano, The Levon Helm Band, Baaba Maal, George Clinton & Parliament / Funkadelic, Steve Martin with the Steep Canyon Rangers, Average White Band, Dr. John, Maze feat. Frankie Beverly, Pete Fountain, Kirk Franklin, Steel Pulse, Wayne Shorter Quartet, Gov’t Mule, Clarence Carter, Juvenile & DJ Mannie Fresh, King Sunny Ade & His African Beats, Ledisi, Take Six, Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi Band, Sugarfoot’s Ohio Players, Marcia Ball, Galactic, Sax for Stax feat. Gerald Albright, Jeff Lorber, and Kirk Whalum, Gil Scott Heron, Shawn Colvin, Old Crow Medicine Show, Richie Havens, Pastor Smokie Norful, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Elvin Bishop, The Radiators, Chocolate Milk, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Cowboy Mouth, funky Meters, Anders Osborne, Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, Rebirth Brass Band, Blues Traveler, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Elvis Perkins in Dearland, Martin Sexton, Bernard Allison, Tye Tribbett, Marcus Miller, Stanley Clarke Band feat. Hiromi, Campbell Brothers, Better Than Ezra, Sam Bush, Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars, Voice of the Wetlands Allstars, Joe Lovano Us Five, Ruthie Foster, Jimmy Johnson, Walter “Wolfman” Washington, Sonny Landreth, Preservation Hall Jazz Band with special guests, Dala, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Donald Harrison, Terence Blanchard, Brian Blade & the Fellowship Band, Dee Dee Bridgewater – A Celebration of Lady Day, Davell Crawford & One Foot in the Blues w/ special guests Jon Cleary and Dr. John, Tributes To Louis Prima feat. Louis Prima, Jr, Lena Prima, and Bobby Lonero, Jewel Brown and the Heritage Hall Band, Selvy Singers of Arkansas, The Inspirational Souls of Chicago, Aaron Neville, and hundreds more are scheduled to appear at the event.


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jane said...

Such a great line up. I'm mildly inclined toward the April weekend but could go either way.