New Orleans – New Orleans guitarist and composer Steve Masakowski and his colleagues in Astral Project have set a very high standard for modern jazz in the Crescent City for over 30 years. Masakowski's latest project is a quintet - Nova NOLA - that includes his daughter Sasha - and son Martin...
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New Orleans – Old Crow Medicine Show fiddler and singer Ketch Secor lived in New Orleans for three years as a youngster - and absorbed a lot of Crescent City influences in those years. OCMS is a big draw at top festivals - and they're regularly featured on A Prairie Home Companion - but they still love to make music in the streets when they can...
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New Orleans – New Orleans songwriter, pianist, producer and arranger Allen Toussaint - a Rock'n'Roll Hall of Famer - will perform twice at Jazz Fest - a set of his classic tunes on Friday, April 30th - and selections from his Grammy-nominated jazz cd "The Bright Mississippi" in the Jazz Tent on Saturday, May 1st.
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New Orleans – New Orleans trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard won the 2009 Grand Prix du Disque for his cd "Choices" - and his quintet will play music from "Choices" at Jazz Fest Saturday, April 24, 2010.
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New Orleans – Joe Lovano is widely heralded as one of the world's finest saxophonists - and his quintet - the Joe Lovano Us Five - will be featured on opening day - Friday, April 23, 2010 - at Jazz Fest.
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