The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has announced its line-up for the 2017 edition. The two weekends of April 28th and May 7th will have a ton of local and regional acts again plus dozens of headliners sure to draw a lot of attention from music lovers the world over.
On the first day, April 28th, household names such as Harry Connick, Jr., Aaron Neville, Kermit Ruffins & The Barbecue Swingers, or the Hot 8 Brass Band will perform as well as Leon Bridges, NAS with guests the Soul Rebels, the Joey Alexander Trio, or the Pedrito Martinez Group. The following day has Usher & The Roots (!), Amos Lee, Jon Batiste & Stay Human, the Rebirth Brass Band, Jon Cleary, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Deitrick Haddon, and Corey Henry & the Treme Funktet, among hundreds more. The first weekend concludes with performances by George Benson, Dr. John, Chocolate Milk, Joe Louis Walker, or The New Orleans Groove Masters featuring Herlin Riley, Shannon Powell, and Jason Marsalis.
The second, longer weekend starts on May 4th with acts like Corinne Bailey Rae, Darius Rucker, Tower of Power, Herb Alpert & Lani Hall, Ms. Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton, Lee Konitz Quartet, and a Salute to Louis Armstrong featuring Hugh Masekela and Dr. Michael White. Celebrations continue on May 5th with Earth, Wind & Fire, Wilco, Rhiannon Giddons, Boney James, Davell Crawford, William Bell, Terence Blanchard & the E-Collective, and the New Orleans R&B Divas featuring the Dixie Cups, Jean Knight, and Wanda Rouzan. May 6th features Stevie Wonder, Snoop Dogg, Irma Thomas, Los Van Van, SFJazz Collective plays the Music of Miles Davis, and the Kenny Barron Trio. And the final day, Sunday May 7th, will have Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Patti LaBelle, The Meters, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Chucho Valdes Quintet, Galactic, and Nicholas Payton & Afro-Caribbean Mixtape.
For the full line-up, tickets, directions, and all info, visit http://nojazzfest.com/