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
3:46 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

July 26, 2013 Jazz New Orleans with Fred Kasten

Jazz New Orleans "Player of the Week" Wycliffe Gordon

To find out more about Jazz New Orleans with Fred Kasten - and see a complete playlist for the July 26, 2013 edition of the program - please click here https://www.facebook.com/fredsjazzNewOrleans

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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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Jazz New Orleans
9:39 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Jazz New Orleans For June 7, 2013

Alvin "Red" Tyler

To see a complete playlist for the June 7, 2013 Jazz New Orleans - please click here https://www.facebook.com/fredsjazzNewOrleans

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Jazz New Orleans
5:47 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Jazz New Orleans For May 31, 2013

The late, great Mulgrew Miller

To see a complete playlist for the May 31, 2013 Jazz New Orleans with Fred Kasten - please click here https://www.facebook.com/fredsjazzNewOrleans

For a complete playlist of the May 31, 2013 Jazz New Orleans with Fred Kasten, xxxxxx

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Jazz New Orleans
3:57 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

Jazz New Orleans For May 24, 2013

Larry Sieberth

To see a complete playlist for the May 24, 2013 Jazz New Orleans - please click here https://www.facebook.com/fredsjazzNewOrleans

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Jazz New Orleans
12:20 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Jazz New Orleans For May 10, 2013

Jazz New Orleans "Player of the Week" Joshua Redman

To see a complete playlist for the May 10, 2013 Jazz New Orleans with Fred Kasten please click here: https://www.facebook.com/fredsjazzNewOrleans

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Jazz New Orleans
3:09 pm
Sat July 6, 2013

Jazz New Orleans For May 3, 2013

Astral Project at Jazz Fest

To see a complete playlist for the May 3, 2013 Jazz New Orleans with Fred Kasten celebration of Jazz Fest 2013 - please click here https://www.facebook.com/fredsjazzNewOrleans

For a complete playlist of the May 3, 2013 Jazz New Orleans with Fred Kasten, celebrating Jazz Fest 2013, please click here.

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Jazz New Orleans
6:30 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Jazz New Orleans For April 26, 2013

Dianne Reeves

To see a complete playlist of the April 26, 2013 Jazz New Orleans with Fred Kasten - please click here https://www.facebook.com/fredsjazzNewOrleans

Click here to see complete playlist for the April 26, 2013 Jazz New Orleans please click here.

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Jazz Fest Minutes
11:29 am
Fri May 3, 2013

Jazz Fest Minutes: 'One Mo’ Time' With Actor Vernel Bagneris

Vernel Bagneris
pasionporelteatromusical.blogspot.com/

The Show “One Mo’ Time” went from humble beginnings as a homemade New Orleans labor of love with a single scheduled performance to a worldwide theatrical sensation that ran for years. Its creator, New Orleans actor Vernel Bagneris, has loved the idea of putting on a show from way back.

“Cousins of mine still laugh at the fact that they used to come over and I’d put on a show for them and play a little accordion and single a little bit with the few chords I knew on a piano and do plays and make them all do parts,” Bagneris remembers.

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Arts & Culture
9:55 am
Tue April 30, 2013

Allison Miner's Spirit Lives On In The Jazz & Heritage Festival Stage Named For Her

Allison Miner.
Jazz and Heritage Archive

When the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival first began in 1969, it was radical. Here in the South, still reeling from the Civil Rights movement and race integration, the festivals’ founders — Quint Davis, George Wein, and Allison Miner — created a safe space for New Orleanians to come together, to hear each others’ music and to party — together. Eve Abrams brings us this profile of Allison Miner, a titan in New Orleans music, and the only person with a Jazz Fest stage named for her.

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