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NOLA Life Stories
1:30 pm
Thu April 16, 2015

NOLA Life Stories: George Wein's Rocky Road To Jazz Fest

George Wein, seated, worked with different music experts to guarantee that the Jazz Fest lineup was stylistically diverse.
Credit Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc.

Jazz Fest creator George Wein was a pianist and professor of jazz studies at Boston University when he organized the Newport Jazz Festival in 1954. He scored another hit with the Newport Folk Festival and became a sought after concert promoter.

When officials from New Orleans wanted him to produce a festival in the Crescent City, George knew he wanted to do it, but encountered some obstacles along the way.

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Jazz New Orleans
3:38 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

July 19, 2013 Jazz New Orleans with Fred Kasten

Herbie Hancock - the Jazz New Orleans "Player of the Week"
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Latest News
7:00 am
Tue March 26, 2013

Fair Grounds Getting Ready For Infield Derby Festival and Jazz Fest

The Fair Grounds infield will host the Infield Derby Festival ahead of Jazz Fest.
Fair Grounds

The infield of the Fair Grounds is getting ready for a festival, but it’s not the one you may imagine.

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WWNO
11:45 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

2013 Jazz Fest Tickets Contest Rules

Contest Rules

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Jazz Fest
10:07 am
Mon May 7, 2012

Tradition and Sunshine Close Out Jazz Fest

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Neville Brothers carried on the tradition of closing out the big stage at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. The Funky Meters, regulars at the fest since 1989, were back, and festival creator George Wein were scheduled to play with an all-star cast at the Preservation Hall and Friends 50th Anniversary Celebration.

That was Sunday's big nod to tradition.

The closing day lineup also included Bonnie Raitt, the Foo Fighters and the Rebirth Brass Band as part of the more than 60 groups performing on 11 stages.

Jazz Fest Webcast
3:43 pm
Fri May 4, 2012

Jazz Fest Webcast to Stream May 4, 5 and 6

My Morning Jacket, Bon Iver, Jimmy Buffett Acoustic, Zac Brown Band, Trombone Shorty, Bonnie Raitt, Janelle Monae, Rodrigo y Gabriela, GIVERS, Bruce Hornsby, Galactic, Preservation Hall and Friends, and many others will all be featured during the Jazz Fest webcast, which began today at 2:00 p.m.

Jazz Fest Minutes
1:03 pm
Fri May 4, 2012

New Orleans Pianist Jesse McBride Leads Living Tribute to Harold Battiste at Jazz Fest Sunday, May 6

Top-notch New Orleans pianist Jesse McBride is a long-time friend and protege of outstanding composer, arranger, producer, educator and saxophonist Harold Battiste – and leads an all-star big band living tribute to Battiste, with special guests Germaine Bazzle and Ellis Marsalis, at Jazz Fest Sunday, May 6.

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Jazz Fest Minutes
12:44 pm
Fri May 4, 2012

Soul-Stirring Singer Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings Play Jazz Fest Sunday, May 6th

For right at a decade now Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings have been one of the most soulful and dynamic bands going. They play Jazz Fest Sunday, May 6.

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Inside the Arts
9:47 am
Thu May 3, 2012

Vocalist Ingrid Lucia has Jazz Fest Lagniappe

The second weekend of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, presented by Shell, is here.  Four days of back-to-back music in a variety of genres will fill the air at the Fair Grounds.  We go Inside the Arts for conversation with native daughter and jazz vocalist Ingrid Lucia, who performs Friday, May 4, on the Lagniappe Stage. Lucia has just produced a new CD aimed at helping local female vocalists reach new markets.

Ingrid Lucia performs Friday, May 4 at 12:25 p.m. on the Lagniappe Stage. Her new CD is Ingrid Lucia presents New Orleans Female Vocalists.

Louisiana Eats!
4:20 pm
Wed May 2, 2012

Stories from The Track

Trombone Shorty graces the center of this year's official Jazzfest poster.

Terrance Osborne, the creator of this year's official New Orleans' Jazz & Heritage Festival poster, discusses his creative process, his ties to New Orleans, and his favorite foods at the fairgrounds. Plus, mixologist Chris McMillian explains the official drink of the Kentucky Derby, the mint julep.

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