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
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
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