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  • ContactPast Musical Talent

    The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

    336 Camp Street ste 250New Orleans, LA 70130

    (504) 410-4100

    The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation1205 N. Rampart StreetNew Orleans, LA 70116

    (504) 558-6100

    For more information, visit:www.nojazzfest.com

    Over the years, the festival has hosted a medley of interna-tionally renowned artists. Past entertainers include: Aretha Franklin Miles Davis Bob Dylan Santana The Dirty Dozen Brass Band Paul Simon Jimmy Buffett B.B. King Dave Matthews Band Harry Connick Jr. Patti LaBelle The Allman Brothers Band Al Green Lenny Kravitz James Brown Stevie Ray Vaughan Cassandra Wilson Willie Nelson The Temptations Van Morrison LL Cool J Gladys Knight, and many more

    The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

    April 24-26 and May 1-3, 2009

  • Tickets

    2009 Jazz Fest

    What is Jazz Fest? History of Jazz Fest

    April 25, 26, 27Advance Adult Ticket: $40 (through April 24)Gate Adult Ticket: $50Child ticket (ages 2-11): $5 (advance or gate)

    Thursday, May 1Advance Adult Ticket: $30 (through April 30)Gate Adult Ticket: $40Child Ticket (ages 2-11): $5 (advance or gate)

    May 2, 3, 4Advance Adult Ticket: $40 (through April 30)Gate Adult Ticket: $50Child Ticket (ages 2-11): $5 (advance or gate)

    **Each ticket valid for one day only

    This year marks the 40th anniversary of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. When the festival began in April 1970 it was known as the Louisiana Heritage Fair. Mahalia Jackson, often deemed as the greatest gospel singer, returned to her hometown of New Orleans to appear at the premier festival. Also in atten-dance was one of the most influ-ential jazz figures of all time, Duke Ellington. As Ellington and Jacks min-gled among the festival crowd, they came across the Eureka Brass Band as it marched through the festival grounds. George Wein, the festival producer, noticed the duo and handed Jackson a micro-phone. She began to sing along with the band and proceeded to join the parade. It was then that New Or-leans jazz and heritage collided and the spirit of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival was born.

    When: April 24-26 and May 1-3, 2009Hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Where: Fair Grounds Race Course, located at 1751 Gentilly Blvd., just 10 minutes from the French QuarterWho: the 2009 music schedule will be released on Tuesday, Dec. 16.

    The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is a 10-day cultural event is held each spring and welcomes more than 400,000 visitors every year. Held at the Fair Grounds Race Course, the festival features numerous musical talents, offers authentic New Orleans

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