New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fest Lineup Announced

Jazz headliners include George Benson, Dianne Reeves, Roy Ayers, Wayne Shorter

George Benson
Dr. John (piano), Ivan Neville (organ) and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Brooklyn, 2012
Irma Thomas at 2011 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

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The lineup for the 2013 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has been announced. The festival dates are Friday, Apr. 26- Sunday, May 5. As has been customary in recent years, most major acts fall outside of the jazz arena, but top jazz artists such as George Benson, Dianne Reeves, Roy Ayers, Wayne Shorter, Irvin Mayfield, Stanley Clarke/George Duke Project, Eddie Palmieri and the Joshua Redman Quartet are on the extensive bill.

Non-jazz artists scheduled to perform include Billy Joel, Fleetwood Mac, John Mayer, Black Keys, the Dave Matthews Band, Widespread Panic, Maroon 5, Daryl Hall and John Oates, B.B. King, Frank Ocean, Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite, Jimmy Cliff, Earth, Wind & Fire, Los Lobos, Willie Nelson, the Gipsy Kings, Gary Clark Jr. and Patti Smith.

Louisiana artists represented this year include Irma Thomas, Allen Toussaint, Aaron Neville, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Dr. John, Trombone Shorty and the Rebirth Brass Band.

Jazz Fest tickets are on sale now. For the complete lineup, ticket details and much more, visit Jazz Fest.