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New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Announces 2020 Lineup

Norah Jones, Chick Corea, Terence Blanchard and many more to perform

New Orleans jazz festival 2020

A tribute to Dr. John and appearances from the Legendary Count Basie Orchestra, Chick Corea, Buddy Guy, and many more are all slated for this year’s New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.

The festival, set for April 23 – May 3, announced the complete lineup on Jan. 16. The festival itself has eight days’ worth of performances scheduled – from Thursday, April 23 to Sunday, April 26 and then from Thursday, April 30 to Sunday, May 3. The festival will be held at the Fairgrounds in New Orleans.

Some of the big names appearing at this year’s festival include: Stevie Nicks, Norah Jones, Elvis Costello, Nile Rodgers & Chic and The Who.

There’s plenty of jazz scheduled over the festival as well. Below are a few jazz performances to consider checking out. For the complete lineup, click here.

Select Jazz Performers at 2020 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 

Thursday, April 23

Arturo Sandoval

Friday, April 24

Preservation Hall Jazz Band


Jon Batiste & Friends

Terri Lyne Carrington

Orange Kellin’s New Orleans Deluxe Orchestra: A Celebration of Jelly Roll Morton’s 130th Birthday

Saturday, April 25

Louisiana Repertory Jazz Ensemble

Sunday, April 26

Buddy Guy

Thursday, April 30

John Scofield & Dave Holland Duo

Delfeayo Marsalis & The Uptown Jazz Orchestra

Friday, May 1

The Brubeck Centennial Celebration with the Brubeck Brothers Quarter, Bobby Millitello and Joey DeFrancesco


Jazz Violinist Michael Ward

Saturday, May 2

The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra

New Orleans Nightcrawlers Brass Band

NOCCA Student Jazz Ensemble

Sunday, May 3

Trombone Shorty & New Orleans Avenue

Chick Corea: Vigilette with Carlitos Del Puerto and Marcus Gilmore

Tribute to Dr. John with Special Guests Irma Thomas, Jon Cleary, Ivan Neville, Davell Crawford, Deacon John, and John “Papa” Gros with the Dr. John All-Star Alumni Band

Terence Blanchard featuring the E-Collective