One of the nation’s most prestigious festivals, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, returns to the Crescent City April 22 – May 1. Today, organizers have unveiled the massive and impressive talent roster for Jazz Fest ’16.
The varied lineup includes headliners Stevie Wonder, Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Young & Promise Of The Real, Snoop Dogg, Paul Simon and My Morning Jacket. There are plenty of JamBase favorites sprinkled throughout the rest of the bill such as Steely Dan, Beck, Gary Clark Jr., Gov’t Mule, Mavis Staples, Dr. John, Gov’t Mule, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Snarky Puppy, Elvis Costello, Galactic, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Grace Potter and Galactic. Dumpstaphunk will team with original Meter Art Neville, while tributes to both Allen Toussaint and B.B. King will be a part of the festivities at the fairgrounds. Tedeschi Trucks Band will be joined by “friends” with no details revealed as of yet as to who they may be.
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2016 Lineup
Stevie Wonder, Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Young + Promise of the Real, Snoop Dogg, Paul Simon, Steely Dan, Beck, Van Morrison, Nick Jonas, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Julio Iglesias, J. Cole, Elvis Costello & The Imposters, Flo Rida, My Morning Jacket, Gary Clark Jr., Bonnie Raitt, Maxwell, Irma Thomas, Janelle Monáe, Jonny Lang, Herbie Hancock & Wayne Shorter, Gov’t Mule, Dr. John & the Nite Trippers, Tedeschi Trucks Band & Friends, Arlo Guthrie, Mavis Staples, Boz Scaggs, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Michael McDonald, Buddy Guy, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, The Isley Brothers, Aaron Neville, Chris Botti, Grace Potter, Alpha Blondy, Elle King, Galactic, Brandi Carlile, Brothers Osborne, Rhiannon Giddens, Jon Batiste & Stay Human, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk with Art Neville, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Better Than Ezra, Los Lobos perform La Pistola Y El Corazon, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Punch Brothers, Taj Mahal, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Anders Osborne, The Lone Bellow, Kermit Ruffins & the Barbeque Swingers, Tribute to B.B. King, Tribute to Allen Toussaint, John Hammond, Elvin Bishop, Mystikal, Jazmine Sullivan, CeCe Winans, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Tab Benoit, Terence Blanchard, Davell Crawford, Gregory Porter, Snarky Puppy, Rebirth Brass Band, Big Freedia, Jon Cleary & the Absolute Monster Gentlemen, Ellis Marsalis, Arturo Sandoval, Roy Rogers & the Delta Rhythm Kings, Donald Harrison, Jr., The Dirty Dozen, The Black Lillies, Dédé Saint-Prix of Martinique, The Garifuna Collective of Belize, DeJohnette·Coltrane·Garrison, Irvin Mayfield & the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, The Soul Rebels, The Revivalists, John Boutté, The Mississippi Mass Choir, Nathan & the Zydeco Cha-Chas, Ricky Dillard & New G, Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers, Glen David Andrews, Buckwheat Zydeco, Naturally 7, Cyril Neville & SwampFunk, George Porter, Jr. & Runnin’ Pardners, Leo Nocentelli, Zigaboo Modeliste’s Funk Revue, Henry Butler & Jambalaya, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & the Golden Eagles Mardi Gras Indians, Imagination Movers, Walter “Wolfman” Washington & the Roadmasters, BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet, Christian Scott, Walter Trout, Joe Lovano US Five, Pine Leaf Boys, Rockin’ Dopsie & the Zydeco Twisters, Voice of the Wetlands All-Stars, Royal Teeth, Lost Bayou Ramblers with special guest Spider Stacy, Herlin Riley Quintet, Sweet Pain featuring Chico Ramos and Supa G of Belize, Hot 8 Brass Band, Creole String Beans with guest TK Hulin, Sweet Crude, Eric Lindell, Nicholas Payton & Afro Caribbean Mixtape, Geri Allen: The Erroll Garner Jazz Project, Corey Harris Band, Heads of State with Gary Bartz, Larry Willis, Al Foster, and George Mraz, Anthony Brown & group therAPy, Tribute to Jelly Roll Morton featuring Henry Butler, Butch Thompson, and Dr. Michael White, Big Chief Bo Dollis, Jr. & The Wild Magnolias, Creole Wild West, Semolian Warriors, Ninth Ward Hunters, Wild Tchoupitoulas, and Mohawk Hunters Mardi Gras Indians, Young Men Olympia Aid, Untouchables, The Furious Five, Uptown Swingers, Men of Class, and Lady Jetsetters Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs and hundreds more!!!
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