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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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?' "
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.