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Jazz Fest Minutes
5:35 pm
Wed April 14, 2010

Great New Orleans Trumpeter Nicholas Payton Plays Jazz Fest April 30th

New Orleans – To learn more about Nicholas Payton and his music - go here.

For more information about the 41st Annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival Presented by Shell - go here.

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Jazz Fest Minutes
1:49 am
Tue April 13, 2010

World-Renowned New Orleans Songwriter, Pianist, Producer and Arranger Allen Toussaint To Play Jazz Fest April 30th and May 1st

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.

For more information about Allen Toussiant and his music - please click here .

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Jazz Fest Minutes
12:24 am
Mon April 12, 2010

"Newgrass" All-Star Sam Bush Plays Jazz Fest April 24th

New Orleans – Mandolin maestro and singer/songwriter Sam Bush - and his superb quintet - bring their dynamic "Newgrass" sounds to Jazz Fest Saturday, April 24, 2010.

To find out more about Sam Bush and his music - please click here .

For more information about the 41st Annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival Presented by Shell - please click here .

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Jazz Fest Minutes
12:39 am
Fri April 9, 2010

New Orleans Clarinetist and Composer Tim Laughlin Plays Jazz Fest May 2nd

New Orleans – New Orleans clarinetist and composer Tim Laughlin's compelling new tunes are a stylish addition to the standard Crescent City repetoire. Catch Tim at Jazz Fest on Sunday, May 2, 2010.

To find out more about Tim Laughlin - please click here .

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Jazz Fest Minutes
12:09 am
Thu April 8, 2010

Grand Prix du Disque Winner Terence Blanchard To Play Jazz Fest April 24th

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.

To find out more about Terence Blanchard and "Choices" - please click here .

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Jazz Fest Minutes
5:47 pm
Wed April 7, 2010

Tony Bennett Creates 2010 Jazz Fest Poster

New Orleans – Multi-Grammy winning singer Tony Bennett is also a very accomplished visual artist and creator of the official Jazz Fest poster for 2010 - a portrait of jazz legend Louis Prima.

For more information about Tony "Anthony Benedetto" Bennett's art - please click here .

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Jazz Fest Minutes
2:01 am
Tue April 6, 2010

New Orleans Bass Maestro George Porter, Jr. and the funky Meters Play Jazz Fest

New Orleans – Great New Orleans bassist George Porter, Jr. and the funky Meters play Jazz Fest Saturday, April 24th - on the Acura stage just before Simon and Garfunkel.

To find out more about George Porter, Jr. please click here .

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Jazz Fest Minutes
12:22 am
Mon April 5, 2010

Sax Great Joe Lovano and the Joe Lovano Us Five Play Opening Day at Jazz Fest

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.

To find out more about Joe Lovano - please click here .

For more information about the 41st Annual New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival Presented by Shell - please click here .

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JazzSet
12:30 pm
Thu January 7, 2010

Kenny Barron On JazzSet

Kenny Barron.
Carol Friedman

Originally published on Thu July 25, 2013 1:12 pm

When the National Endowment for the Arts informed Kenny Barron that he'd been named a Jazz Master — that's the highest honor in jazz that the nation bestows — "I was elated and surprised," Barron says. "And then I kept thinking, 'Damn, am I really this old?' "

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Satchmo Summerfest
9:56 pm
Thu July 30, 2009

Legendary Jazz Producer George Avakian Remembers Louis Armstrong

A guaranteed highlight of the annual Satchmo Summerfest is any seminar session that features legendary jazz producer George Avakian. In a career that extends over eight decades, Avakian has produced outstanding recordings for such leading artists as Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, Benny Goodman, and Duke Ellington – and earned most every honor the music world has to offer. WWNO'S Fred Kasten has more.

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