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Photo Gallery: New Orleans Jazz Fest 2015, Closing Weekend

Joel A. Siegel captures highlights of the festival

Blues Tent audience for Preservation Hall Jazz Band, New Orleans Jazz Fest, May 2015
Cécile McLorin Salvant, New Orleans Jazz Fest, May 2015
Christian McBride, New Orleans Jazz Fest, May 2015
Delfeayo Marsalis Big Band, New Orleans Jazz Fest, May 2015
Dianne Reeves, New Orleans Jazz Fest, May 2015
Donald Harrison Jr., New Orleans Jazz Fest, May 2015
Jason Marsalis, New Orleans Jazz Fest, May 2015
Jazz Tent audience for John Boutte, New Orleans Jazz Fest, May 2015
Kermit Ruffins' Tribute to Satchmo, New Orleans Jazz Fest, May 2015
Larry Sieberth 2015
Larry Sieberth, New Orleans Jazz Fest, May 2015 (photo: Joel A. Siegel)
Leroy Jones, New Orleans Jazz Fest, May 2015
Macy Gray, New Orleans Jazz Fest, May 2015
Mehnaz Hoosein, New Orleans Jazz Fest, May 2015
Monty Alexander, New Orleans Jazz Fest, May 2015
Phillip Manuel, New Orleans Jazz Fest, May 2015
Poncho Sanchez at New Orleans Art Museum, May 2015
Poncho Sanchez, Bill Summers and Terence Blanchard at New Orleans Art Museum, May 2015
Stephanie Jordan, New Orleans Jazz Fest, May 2015
Terence Blanchard and brass band in parade to the Fairgrounds, New Orleans Jazz Fest, May 2015
Terence Blanchard leaving New Orleans Art Museum performance, May 2015
Terence Blanchard, New Orleans Jazz Fest, May 2015
John Boutte, New Orleans Jazz Fest, May 2015
New Orleans Jazz Fest crowd, May 2015

The second and final extended weekend of the 2015 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, from April 30-May 3, was-as usual-packed with both local and international talent spanning multiple genres. Immediately preceding the opening of the second weekend, a concert celebrating International Jazz Day (held every April 30th) took place on the steps of the New Orleans Museum of Art, which is at the southern end of City Park. The concert, which began at 10 a.m. on Thursday, featured Poncho Sanchez’s band with Terence Blanchard. Following the concert (at 11 a.m.), a parade wound its way from the museum to the festival gate.

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