Festival Announces Day-by-Day Music Lineup And Talent Updates
Etta James, Herbie Hancock, Dave Bartholomew, Warren Haynes, Others Added

Sheraton New Orleans Hotel and W Hotels of New Orleans Step Up As Major Sponsors

Bruce Springsteen and the Seeger Sessions Band

New Orleans, LA (March 8, 2006)—Bruce Springsteen and the Seeger Sessions Band will make their first-ever Jazz Fest appearance on Sunday, April 30, Festival organizers announced today. Springsteen and the new band will release a new album next month featuring songs associated with the legendary guiding light of American music, Pete Seeger, and their Jazz Fest debut will feature most of the musicians who worked on the recording. The 2006 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell is set for April 28-30 and May 5-7.

"We're honored to present Bruce Springsteen and the Seeger Sessions Band for the first time at Jazz Fest," said Quint Davis, producer/director of the event. "That one of America's most vital artists and most powerful live entertainers and his new band are coming to share this very special Jazz Fest with us, and be a part of revitalizing New Orleans, should be heartening for all New Orleanians. When Bruce and the Seeger Sessions band take the stage at the Festival it will be a moment to remember."

Etta James, Herbie Hancock, Dave Bartholomew, Warren Haynes, Bonerama, Red Stick Ramblers, Spencer Bohren, Darius Brooks & SDM Choir, John Rankin, Ingrid Lucia, New Orleans Jazz Vipers, Wess "Warm Daddy" Anderson, Topsy Chapman, New Leviathan Oriental Foxtrot Orchestra, Walter Payton & Snapbeans, Bobby Lounge, Bill Summers with members of Los Hombres Calientes, Mighty Chariots of Fire, Danza featuring Evan Christopher & Tom McDermott, Kirk Joseph's Backyard Groove, Pinettes Brass Band, Olympia Brass Band, Carrollton Hunters Mardi Gras Indians and others have also been added to the lineup, Davis said.

The complete day-by-day music lineup, also announced today, is available now at www.nojazzfest.com (also attached).

The Festival continues to garner important corporate support as the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel—the event's longtime official hotel—the W New Orleans Hotel and The W French Quarter Hotel are teaming up to become a major sponsor for the 2006 Festival.

Tommy Morel, Area Director of Sales & Marketing, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, said, "We have been with the Jazz Fest in the good years and, along with three of our hotels, we are re-confirming our commitment to the city and making sure that everyone knows that we plan on being here for years to come. In our opinion there will never be a more critical moment... a more comprehensive reason... a more significant cause that is as culturally connected to the community, and uniquely New Orleans, as Jazz Fest."

The Festival's signature Louisiana Heritage Fair, held at the Fair Grounds Race Course, runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. each of its six days, with artists appearing on multiple stages at the same time. The Heritage Fair also features a famous Food Fair with over 100 varieties of irresistible Louisiana and international foods, as well as three important crafts fairs.

Tickets for Jazz Fest are on sale now at www.nojazzfest.com and www.ticketmaster.com, at all Ticketmaster outlets or by calling (800) 488-5252 (outside Louisiana) and (504) 522-5555 (New Orleans). Tickets can be purchased in person at the Jazz Fest ticket office located at New Orleans Arena, 1501 Girod Street. Tickets to Jazz Fest are on sale by specific weekend, with each ticket valid for a single day's attendance. Prices are $30 in advance, $40 at the gate. Children's tickets (under age 12) are only $5 in advance or at the gate. Jazz Fest's popular Big Chief VIP Experience also returns with full weekend passes and VIP amenities available for only $500 per weekend, $600 with parking. Additional ticket and VIP information is available at www.nojazzfest.com.

Gray Line Tours/Hotard Destination Services will operate continuous round-trip transportation—the Jazz Fest Express—from the Sheraton Hotel, the Gray Line Lighthouse at the Steamboat Natchez Wharf (Toulouse St. at the River – next to Jax Brewery), and Marconi Meadows (City Park) daily from 10:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. A special entrance will be used only by Jazz Fest Express vehicles to avoid traffic and bring Festival-goers inside the gates of the Festival. Add $15 ($12 City Park) to the price of a Festival admission ticket for this round-trip transportation service. Admission and Jazz Fest Express tickets are available for sale on the days of the Festival from these locations or in advance through Ticketmaster. For more information, call 504-569-1401 or 1-800-535-7786. Gray Line is the official operator of the Jazz Fest Express.

For visitor information, log on to www.NewOrleansOnline.com: The Official Tourism Site of New Orleans.

Shell is the Presenting Sponsor of the Festival. The Sheraton and W Hotels of New Orleans, American Express, Tenet Choices, Inc., Acura, Miller Lite, Fair Grounds Race Course (A Churchill Downs Company), Louisiana Office of Culture, Recreation & Tourism, BellSouth, Southern Comfort, Rajen Kilachand, The Home Depot, DHL, Zatarain's, Barq’s, St. Charles Vision are all also official Jazz Fest sponsors.

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation, Inc. is the non-profit institution that oversees the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell. The Foundation uses proceeds from the Festival to develop and support special projects designed to preserve and perpetuate the area’s rich music and cultural heritage. For information on the Foundation and its programs, visit nojhf.org or call (504) 522-4786.

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell is a co-production of Festival Productions, L.L.C. (a wholly owned subsidiary of Festival Productions, Inc.-New Orleans) and AEG Louisiana Production, L.L.C. (a subsidiary of AEG LIVE).

Daily Music Lineup

Friday, April 28

  • Dr. John
  • Bob Dylan
  • Keb' Mo'
  • Ani DiFranco
  • Cowboy Mouth
  • Yerba Buena
  • Irvin Mayfield & the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra
  • Anders Osborne
  • Cynthia Liggins Thomas
  • James Rivers Movement
  • Dukes of Dixieland
  • Johnny Sketch & the Dirty Notes
  • Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience
  • BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet
  • Charmaine Neville
  • Vivaz
  • Sunpie & the Louisiana Sunspots
  • Los Sagitarios
  • David Egan
  • Spencer Bohren
  • Coolbone Brass Band
  • Mary Griffin
  • T-Salé
  • J. Monque'D
  • Bryan Lee & the Blues Power Band

  • Panorama Jazz Band
  • Moyuba
  • St. Joseph the Worker Choir
  • Topsy Chapman
  • Bester Singers
  • Louisiana Repertory Jazz Ensemble
  • Olympia Brass Band
  • Jonathan Batiste
  • Lionel Ferbos & the Palm Court Jazz Band
  • Loyola Jazz Ensemble
  • Hardhead Hunters Mardi Gras Indians
  • Gospel Inspirations of Boutte
  • One A-Chord
  • Andrew Hall's Society Brass Band
  • Shades of Praise Choir
  • Inspirational Gospel Singers
  • Bon Temp Roulez Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs
  • New Orleans Jazz Vipers
  • Pinettes Brass Band

  • Saturday, April 29

  • Galactic
  • Dave Matthews Band
  • Etta James
  • Herbie Hancock
  • Hugh Masekela, Eddie Bo
  • Darius Brooks & SDM Choir
  • the subdudes
  • Terence Blanchard
  • C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band
  • World Leader Pretend
  • Clarence "Frogman" Henry
  • Snooks Eaglin
  • Luther Kent & Trickbag
  • The Iguanas
  • Banu Gibson & New Orleans Hot Jazz
  • Belton Richard
  • Crown Seekers
  • Tim Laughlin
  • Kim Prevost
  • NewBirth Brass Band
  • Leroy Jones
  • Val & Love Alive and the Dimensions of Faith
  • Ingrid Lucia

  • Poor Clares
  • The Elements
  • Ritmo Caribeño
  • Jambalaya Cajun Band
  • Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers
  • Lighthouse Gospel Singers
  • Jhelisa's Tribute to Nina Simone
  • Mahogany Brass Band
  • Tony Bazley
  • Franklin Avenue BC Choir
  • Voices of Distinction
  • Young Tuxedo Brass Band
  • Charles Jackson & the Jackson Travelers
  • Connie Jones
  • Bill Summers with members of Los Hombres Calientes
  • SUBR Jazz Ensemble
  • Percussion Inc.
  • Providence BC Choir
  • Nine Times Men Social Aid & Pleasure Club
  • Chops Funky 7 Brass Band
  • Sunday, April 30

  • The Meters
  • Bruce Springsteen and the Seeger Sessions Band
  • Yolanda Adams
  • Allen Toussaint with special guest Elvis Costello
  • Dave Bartholomew
  • Preservation Hall Jazz Band
  • Rebirth Brass Band
  • Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers
  • Walter "Wolfman" Washington & the Roadmasters
  • Sonny Landreth
  • Big Sam's Funky Nation
  • Rosie Ledet & the Zydeco Playboys
  • Papa Grows Funk
  • James Andrews
  • John Mooney & Bluesiana
  • D.L. Menard & the Louisiana Aces
  • Lil' Band O' Gold
  • Christian Scott
  • Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews with special guest Steve Turre
  • Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys
  • Leah Chase with special guest Wess "Warm Daddy" Anderson
  • Leigh "Little Queenie" Harris
  • Mighty Chariots of Fire
  • Los Vecinos
  • Willis Prudhomme & Zydeco Express

  • San Severino of France
  • John Rankin
  • The Revealers
  • Don Vappie & the Creole Jazz Serenaders
  • John Lee & the Heralds of Christ
  • Kirk Joseph's Backyard Groove
  • Jo "Cool" Davis
  • Gregg Stafford's Jazz Hounds
  • Furious Five and Untouchables Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs
  • Kid Simmons' Local International Allstars
  • Greater Antioch Full Gospel Choir
  • Melody Clouds
  • Paulin Brothers Brass Band
  • Carrollton Hunters Mardi Gras Indians
  • Unstoppable Gospel Singers
  • Pinstripe Brass Band
  • Higher Dimensions of Praise
  • Pozazz Productions Presents

  • Friday, May 5

  • Doug Kershaw
  • Keith Urban
  • Little Feat
  • Koko Taylor & Her Blues Machine
  • Marcia Ball
  • Angelique Kidjo
  • Wayne Toups & Zydecajun
  • Marva Wright & the BMWs
  • Le Grand Ballet "Ngalam" du Senegal
  • Chris Owens
  • Jeremy Davenport
  • Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & the Golden Eagles Mardi Gras Indians
  • Roland Guerin with special guest Marcus Roberts
  • Stephanie Jordan featuring Doug Carn
  • Red Stick Ramblers
  • Eric Lindell
  • Tab Benoit
  • Kim Carson & the Casualties
  • Mem Shannon & the Membership
  • Lil' Brian & the Zydeco Travelers
  • Savoy Family Cajun Band
  • Little Freddie King
  • Joe Krown
  • Imagination Movers
  • New Orleans Nightcrawlers Brass Band

  • Otra, McDonogh #35 Gospel Choir
  • Bob French & the Original Tuxedo Jazz Band
  • Tony Green & Gypsy Jazz
  • Brooks Family
  • Tyronne Foster & the Arc Singers
  • New Leviathan Oriental Foxtrot Orchestra
  • Lyle Henderson
  • Stooges Brass Band
  • Fi Yi Yi & the Mandigo Warriors Mardi Gras Indians
  • Bamboula 2000
  • Pine Leaf Boys
  • Friendly Five Gospel Singers
  • NOCCA Jazz Ensemble
  • Chris Clifton
  • Wimberly Family
  • Smitty Dee's Brass Band
  • Harvey Spirituals
  • Greg Martinez

  • Saturday, May 6

  • The Radiators
  • Jimmy Buffett
  • Ohio Players
  • La India "The Princess of Salsa"
  • Robert Randolph & the Family Band
  • Dirty Dozen Brass Band
  • Warren Haynes
  • Buckwheat Zydeco
  • Bishop Paul S. Morton
  • Sr. & Greater St. Stephen Mass Choir
  • Deacon John
  • Astral Project
  • Donald Harrison with special guests Eddie Palmieri and George Coleman
  • Michael White & the Original Liberty Jazz Band featuring Thais Clark
  • Theresa Andersson
  • Frankie Ford
  • Bruce Daigrepont Cajun Band
  • Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas
  • Amanda Shaw & the Cute Guys
  • Fredy Omar con su Banda
  • Reggie Hall & the Twilighters
  • Susan Cowsill
  • Jeremy Lyons & the Deltabilly Boys

  • Walter Payton & Snapbeans Bonerama
  • Storyville Stompers Brass Band
  • Bobby Lounge
  • Le Grand Ballet "Ngalam" du Senegal
  • Driskill Mountain Boys
  • Easter Rockers
  • The Johnson Extension
  • Clive Wilson & the Original Camelia Jazz Band
  • Germaine Bazzle
  • Patrice Fisher & Arpa with Black Man Soul Garifuna of Honduras
  • June Gardner
  • New Orleans Spiritualettes
  • Pfister Sisters
  • Black Feathers Mardi Gras Indians
  • Alvin Batiste & the Jazzstronauts
  • Mandeville High School Jazz Ensemble
  • Gospel Stars
  • Zulu Male Ensemble
  • Tornado Brass Band
  • Second Nazarine Gospel Choir

  • Sunday, May 7

  • Fats Domino
  • Paul Simon
  • Lionel Richie
  • Irma Thomas
  • Doug E. Fresh
  • Slick Rick
  • Special Ed & Big Daddy Kane
  • Pete Fountain
  • Nicolas Payton Quintet
  • Big Chief Bo Dollis & the Wild Magnolias Mardi Gras Indians
  • Ellis Marsalis with special guest Lew Tabackin
  • Sherman Washington & the Zion Harmonizers
  • Ladies of New Orleans R&B featuring The Dixie Cups & Wanda Rouzan
  • Rockin' Dopsie
  • Jr. & the Zydeco Twisters
  • Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk
  • Soul Rebels Brass Band
  • Batiste Brothers
  • Yonder Mountain String Band
  • New Orleans Klezmer Allstars
  • Rocks of Harmony
  • John Boutté
  • Treme Brass Band
  • George French & the Original Storyville Jazz Band
  • Amina Figarova Septet of The Netherlands

  • Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie
  • Lars Edegran & the New Orleans Ragtime Orchestra
  • Thomas "Big Hat" Fields
  • Hot 8 Brass Band
  • Jeff & Vida
  • La Bande "Feufollet"
  • Zion Trinity
  • Le Grand Ballet "Ngalam" du Senegal
  • Danza featuring Evan Christopher & Tom McDermott
  • Michael Ward
  • Big Apple to the Big Easy Blues Jam with J.D. & the Straight Shots with special guests Irma Thomas
  • Kermit Ruffins
  • Gregory Davis and members of Dirty Dozen and Rebirth Brass Bands
  • Watson Memorial Teaching Ministries
  • Lockport Chapter Choir
  • Highsteppers Brass Band
  • Dynamic Smooth Family
  • Leviticus Gospel Singers
  • Real Untouchables Brass Band
  • Golden Wings
  • http://www.nojazzfest.com

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    danmay starstarstar Wed 3/8/2006 11:09PM
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    Where are the Neville Brothers? They have closed out the Fest every year. Why are they not in the lineup?

    bbluesla starstarstarstar Fri 3/10/2006 09:02PM
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    About a year ago, Aaron was hit hard by his childhood asthma. He is under strict doctor's orders not to return to the city since Katrina and he hasn't. That's also the reason he struggled through the anthem in the Super Bowl. The Fatman hisself will close out da' Fest and it don't get no better than dat.