2012 Jazz & Heritage Festival

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival,
presented by Shell

April 27 — May 6, 2012

Jazz Fest is a 10-day cultural feast in which thousands of musicians, cooks and craftspeople welcome 400,000 visitors each year. The Festival celebrates the indigenous music and culture of New Orleans and Louisiana, and showcases unforgettable music on multiple stages, delicious Louisiana cuisine in two large food areas, and crafts artisans from the region and around the world demonstrating and selling their work.

Festival Schedule

First Weekend                                       Second Weekend

Friday, April 27                                     Thursday, May 3
Saturday, April 28                                 Friday, May 4
Sunday, April 29                                    Saturday, May 5
 
                                                               Sunday, May 6

Or download a .pdf of the complete Jazzfest schedule here.

More Resources

Before you head out to the festival, make sure you're prepared. We've collected some handy resources for you to get the most out of your trip to the Fairgrounds.

Jazzfest Phone Apps
Technically-savvy? Take your schedule and map on the go with the 2012 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival app, available for Android and iPhone.

Festival Website
Check out the Jazzfest website for an in-depth look at the fest, including schedules, vendors, photos, answers to frequently asked questions, and tips on parking, public transportation, and a whole lot more.

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Jazz New Orleans
11:54 am
Mon November 18, 2013

November 8, 2013 Jazz New Orleans With Fred Kasten

Jazz New Orleans "Player of the Week" John Ellis - with sousaphone virtuoso Matt Perrine

This week's Jazz New Orleans features Tom McDermott, Terence Blanchard, The Caribbean Jazz Project, Rene Marie, John McLaughlin, Karrin Allyson, Stan Getz, Kenny Barron, Roy Hargrove — and an extended conversation with our "Player of the Week", saxophonist and composer John Ellis.

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Jazz New Orleans
1:28 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

November 15, 2013 Jazz New Orleans With Fred Kasten

Jazz New Orleans "Player of the Week" Randy Brecker

This week Jazz New Orleans features Duke Ellington, Coleman Hawkins, Chick Corea, Tierney Sutton, Leroy Jones, Miles Davis, Art Tatum, Donald Harrison — and an extended conversation with our "Player of the Week" — Randy Brecker.

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Jazz New Orleans
10:48 pm
Sun November 3, 2013

November 1, 2013 Jazz New Orleans With Fred Kasten

Jazz New Orleans "Player of the Week" Gregg Stafford
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Jazz New Orleans
2:38 pm
Sat November 2, 2013

October 25, 2013 Jazz New Orleans With Fred Kasten

Jazz New Orleans "Player of the Week" Roseanna Vitro

This week's Jazz New Orleans, featuring Shirley Horn, Bobby McFerrin, Joe Henderson, Roy Hargrove, Al Grey, Jimmy McGriff, Cubanismo — and an extended conversation with Jazz New Orleans "Player of the Week" Roseanna Vitro...

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Jazz New Orleans
6:01 pm
Sat October 19, 2013

October 11, 2013 Jazz New Orleans with Fred Kasten

Jazz New Orleans "Player of the Week" Peter Martin

This week on Jazz New Orleans with Fred Kasten, we're featuring Sonny Rollins, Dave Brubeck, Mel Tormé, Art Pepper, John Scofield, Dr. Billy Taylor, McCoy Tyner — and an extended conversation with the Jazz New Orleans "Player of the Week" — Peter Martin...

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Jazz New Orleans
9:50 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

October 4, 2013 Jazz New Orleans with Fred Kasten

New Orleans singer and bandleader Banu Gibson

Featuring Jazz New Orleans "Player of the Week" Wess Anderson - plus Banu Gibson, Johnny Adams, Ray Brown,  Tom McDermott, Dianne Reeves and Chick Corea...

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Jazz New Orleans
12:57 pm
Sat September 28, 2013

Jazz New Orleans With Fred Kasten — September 27, 2013

Jazz New Orleans "Player of the Week" Sonny Rollins

Featuring music from Chick Corea, Ella Fitzgerald, Eddie Harris, Paquito d'Rivera, Susannah McCorkle, Tommy Flanagan, Dave Frishberg - and an extended conversation with Sonny Rollins...

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Jazz New Orleans
2:17 am
Sun September 22, 2013

September 20, 2013 Jazz New Orleans With Fred Kasten

Jazz New Orleans "Player of the Week" Brian Blade
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Jazz New Orleans
11:46 am
Sun September 15, 2013

Jazz New Orleans With Fred Kasten — September 13, 2013

Jazz New Orleans "Player of the Week" Tom McDermott with Jon Cleary and Fats Domino
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Jazz New Orleans
7:08 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Jazz New Orleans With Fred Kasten — September 6, 2013

Jazz New Orleans "Player of the Week" Maria Marquez
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