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New Orleans Jazz And Heritage Festival
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New Orleans Jazz And Heritage Festival

Friday, Apr 26, 2013 11:00a
New Orleans Fairgrounds New Orleans, LA

Mahalia Jackson, often called the greatest gospel singer, returned to her hometown to appear at the first New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in April of 1970. While attending the Louisiana Heritage Fair in Congo Square (then known as Beauregard Square), she and Duke Ellington, who also appeared at the event, came upon the Eureka Brass Band leading a crowd of second-line revelers through the Festival grounds. George Wein, producer of the Festival, handed Ms. Jackson a microphone, she sang along… Show more

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Willie Nelson
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Texas born-and-bred musical legend Willie Nelson cracked into showbiz as a disc jockey in Fort Worth. He went on to join the Ray Price band, writing tunes for Price as well as a slew of other artists (Nelson's the man who penned Patsy Cline's signature tune "Crazy")....
Earth, Wind & Fire
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Earth, Wind & Fire were one of the most musically accomplished, critically acclaimed, and commercially popular funk bands of the '70s. Conceived by drummer, bandleader, songwriter, kalimba player, and occasional vocalist Maurice White, EWF's all-encompassing musical vision used funk as its foundation, but also incorporated jazz, smooth soul, gospel, pop, rock & roll, psychedelia, blues, folk, African music, and, later on, disco....
Fleetwood Mac
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Mick Fleetwood's boys (and girls) morphed from a respected British blues outfit into the world's biggest pop band by the 1970s. ~ Rovi
Daryl Hall & John Oates
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From their first hit in 1974 through their heyday in the '80s, Daryl Hall and John Oates' smooth, catchy take on Philly soul brought them enormous commercial success -- including six number one singles and six platinum albums -- yet little critical success....
Billy Joel
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Superstar pop singer/songwriter Billy Joel has thus far never acted in a feature film. He has, however, been the subject of a few concert films and documentaries. Joel also occasionally provides music and lyrics for film soundtracks....
B.B. King
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Universally hailed as the reigning king of the blues, the legendary B.B. King is without a doubt the single most important electric guitarist of the last half century. His bent notes and staccato picking style have influenced legions of contemporary bluesmen, while his gritty and confident voice -- capable of wringing every nuance from any lyric -- provides a worthy match for his passionate playing....
Dave Matthews Band
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Formed in the early '90s by South African vocalist/guitarist Dave Matthews, the Dave Matthews Band presented a more pop-oriented version of the Grateful Dead crossed with elements of jazz, funk, and the worldbeat explorations of Paul Simon and Sting....
The Black Keys
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It’s too facile to call the Black Keys counterparts of the White Stripes: they share several surface similarities -- their names are color-coded, they hail from the Midwest, they’re guitar-and-drum blues-rock duos -- but the Black Keys are their own distinct thing, a tougher, rougher rock band with a purist streak that never surfaces in the Stripes....
Maroon 5
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Los Angeles band whose idiosyncratic brand of distortion-fueled, danceable soul and pop topped the charts frequently. ~ Rovi
Phoenix
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French quartet who artfully reproduce the super-slick sound of the mid-1970s Californian pop rock with 2000s flair. ~ Rovi
John Mayer
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Started playing the guitar at age 13. After high school, took time off to practice his songwriting skills while working at a gas station. In 2005, made a surprise visit to his high school for his Hall of Fame induction but was not allowed to attend the ceremony for security reasons....
New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
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The 2010 New Orleans Jazz Festival takes place April 23-May 2. Mahalia Jackson, often called the greatest gospel singer, returned to her hometown to appear at the first New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in April of 1970....
Little Big Town
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Scintillating four-part vocal harmonies set this act apart from their mainstream country peers. ~ Rovi
Frank Ocean
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Moved with his family to New Orleans when he was 5. Nicknamed Lonny as a child in honor of his mother's father, whose name was Lionel.  Left New Orleans for L.A. in 2005 after Hurricane Katrina....
Location & Nearby Info
New Orleans Fairgrounds
1751 Gentilly Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70112
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Jun 29, 2009 - landondalecoady on Fleetwood Mac
Fleetwood Mac

The Best Band Ever in The World

May 05, 2009 - Cal Val on Fleetwood Mac
Better with Age

You will kick yourself if you miss this one. From start to encores these people just don't quit. This is the most high energy concert I have ever seen!

Mar 03, 2009 - eiodland on Dave Matthews Band
Another bewildering success story

I give them points for making a pretty successful career off of smarmy, mindless songs. They're proficient at playing their respective instruments, but are unable to craft songs that stimulate any more than a few brain cells. With this in mind, Dave Matthews Band would be more suitable as studio musicians or fill-ins for more talented artists.

Dec 06, 2007 - mmelmon on Billy Joel
It gets better with age

It was always difficult not to hum along back in the day, but I appreciate the unpretentious skill much more now that I am so much cooler than the cool kids ever were.

Nov 21, 2007 - rde on Maroon 5
It's getting harder to breathe!

This group is just really hot. "Harder to Breathe" and "This Love" are two of my faves by them. Their R&B and "pop" sound really makes their music enjoyable. However, my very favorite song of theirs is "Makes me Wonder"- Whew! That is a good "strength" song for when you are going through a break up. Also, their videos are very hot! :-)

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Jul 30, 2007 - pobrien on Dave Matthews Band
Caught them at a free concert in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park

I'm not so much a fan of listening to their music which sounds too similar but I think they're outstanding in concert, a great live band that you can just hand out and enjoy.

Jul 04, 2007 - josh on Dave Matthews Band