New Orleans Jazz Fest Announces 2012 Lineup

Rockers Tom Petty, Eagles, Foo Fighters dominate the list

Dr. John at the 2011 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival image 0
Joel A. Siegel

Dr. John at the 2011 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

The New Orleans Jazz Festival has announced its lineup for the 2012 event. Top artists will include the Eagles, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Foo Fighters, Zac Brown Band, John Mayer, Herbie Hancock, My Morning Jacket, Ne-Yo, Al Green, Bon Iver, Paulina Rubio, Jill Scott, Bonnie Raitt, Bunny Wailer, Florence + the Machine and dozens more. The festival will take place April 27-May 6. A complete list is below. For more information visit Jazz Fest.

Complete Artist List

Trombone Shorty


Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Foo Fighters

Zac Brown Band

John Mayer

The Neville Brothers

Al Green

Herbie Hancock and his Band


My Morning Jacket

Bon Iver

Paulina Rubio

Jill Scott

Florence + the Machine

Allen Toussaint


Bunny Wailer

Bonnie Raitt

Irma Thomas

Maze feat. Frankie Beverly

Dr. John & the Lower 911

Janelle Monae

Yolanda Adams

Iron & Wine

Pete Fountain

Rodrigo y Gabriella

Steel Pulse

Rebirth Brass Band

Grace Potter & the Nocturnals

Esperanza Spalding

funky Meters

Levon Helm Band with special guest Mavis Staples,

Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings

Aaron Neville

Steve Earle


Preservation Hall Jazz Band’s 50th Anniversary Jam

Little Anthony & The ImperialsAni DiFranco


Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers

Dianne Reeves

Irvin Mayfield & the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra

Better Than Ezra

Carolina Chocolate Drops

Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk

Bruce Hornsby

Dave Koz

The Dirty Dozen Brass Band


Pedrito Martinez

Bounce Shake Down feat. Big Freedia, Katey Red, Keedy Black, and DJ Poppa

Israel & New Breed

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80


Amanda Shaw

James Cotton “Superharp” Band

Cowboy Mouth

Asleep at the Wheel

Papa Grows Funk

David Sanborn and Joey DeFrancesco

Bobby Rush

Chuck Leavell & Friends

Ellis Marsalis

Marcia Ball

Voice of the Wetlands Allstars

John Boutté

Gary Clark Jr.

The Texas Tornados feat. Flaco Jiminez, Augie Myers, and Shawn Sahm

Cubano Be, Cubano Bop: Poncho Sanchez & His Latin Band feat. Terence Blanchard

Cheikh Lô

Tab Benoit

Regina Carter’s “Reverse Thread”

Bombino of Niger

Glen Hansard

Big Sam’s Funky Nation

Jeremy Davenport

Sarah Jarosz


Evelyn Turrentine-Agee

Terri Lyne Carrington’s Mosaic

Ruby Wilson’s Tribute to Bessie Smith & Ma Rainey

Wycliff Gordon

Donald Harrison

Lindigo of Reunion Islands feat. Fixi

Sonny Landreth

Buckwheat Zydeco

Soul Rebels

The Stars of Heaven

Jewel Brown & the Heritage Hall Jazz Band

Rockin’ Dopsie, Jr. & the Zydeco Twisters

Anders Osborne

Honey Island Swamp Band

Theresa Andersson

John Mooney & Bluesiana

Eric Lindell

Walter “Wolfman” Washington & the Roadmasters

BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet

Pine Leaf Boys

James Andrews & the Crescent City Allstars

Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys

Big Chief Bo Dollis & the Wild Magnolias

Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & the Golden Eagles Mardi Gras Indians

Shamarr Allen & the Underdawgs

Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience

Dr. Michael White & the Original Liberty Jazz Band feat. Thais Clark

Banu Gibson

Hot 8 Brass Band

George French & the New Orleans Storyville Jazz Band