New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival 2017

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival 2017

April 28, 2017 - May 7, 2017
April 28, 2017 - May 7, 2017
New Orleans
New Orleans
 
 

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The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, often known as Jazz Fest, is an annual celebration of the music and culture of New Orleans and Louisiana. The term Jazz Fest also refers to the days surrounding the festival and the many shows at unaffiliated New Orleans nightclubs scheduled during the festival weekends.

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Stevie Wonder
 
bornMay 13, 1950
 
Alabama Shakes
 
 
Meghan Trainor
Singer-songwriter, record producer
bornDecember 22, 1993
Nantucket, Massachusetts, U.S.
Resides inLos Angeles, California, U.S.
 
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
 

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Joseph Harry Fowler Connick Jr.[1] (born September 11, 1967)[1] is an American singer, big band leader, talk show host and actor. He has sold over 28 million albums worldwide.[2] Connick is ranked among the top 60 best-selling male artists in the United States by the Recording Industry Association of America, with 16 million in certified sales.[3] He has had seven top 20 US albums, and ten number-one US jazz albums, earning more number-one albums than any other artist in US jazz chart history.[4]

Connick's best-selling album in the United States is his Christmas album When My Heart Finds Christmas (1993). His highest-charting album is his release Only You (2004), which reached No. 5 in the US and No. 6 in Britain. He has won three Grammy Awards and two Emmy Awards. He played Grace's husband, Leo Markus, on the NBC sitcom Will & Grace from 2002 to 2006.

Connick began his acting career as a tail gunner in the World War II film Memphis Belle (1990). He played a serial killer in Copycat (1995), before being cast as a fighter pilot in the blockbuster Independence Day (1996). Connick's first role as a leading man was in Hope Floats (1998) with Sandra Bullock. His first thriller film since Copycat came in the film Basic (2003) with John Travolta. Additionally, he played the violent ex-husband in Bug, before two romantic comedies, P.S. I Love You (2007), and the leading man in New in Town (2009) with Renée Zellweger. In 2011, he appeared in the family film Dolphin Tale as Dr. Clay Haskett and in its 2014 sequel.

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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers are an American rock band from Gainesville, Florida. In 1976, the band's original lineup was Tom Petty as the lead singer and guitar player, Mike Campbell as the lead guitarist, Ron Blair on bass, Stan Lynch on drums, and Benmont Tench on keyboards. The band has largely maintained this lineup, with a few exceptions. In 1981, Blair, who was tired of the touring lifestyle, left the band. Blair's replacement, Howie Epstein, stayed with the band for the next twenty years. Scott Thurston joined the band as a multi-instrumentalist, mostly rhythm guitar and second keyboards, in 1991. Blair returned to the Heartbreakers in 2002, the year before Epstein's death. In 1994, Steve Ferrone replaced Lynch.

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers were on the forefront of the heartland rock movement, alongside artists such as Bruce Springsteen and Bob Seger, which arose in the late 1970s and 1980s. The genre eschews the synthesizer-based music and fashion elements popularized in the 1980s, such as synthpop and New Romanticism in favor of a straightforward classic rock sound and lyrics based on relatable, blue collar issues. Petty and the Heartbreakers are known for hit singles such as "American Girl", "Breakdown", "The Waiting", "Learning to Fly", "Refugee" and "Mary Jane's Last Dance". While the heartland rock movement fizzled in the 1990s, the band remained active and popular. They still tour regularly and continue to record albums. Their most recent, Hypnotic Eye, was released on July 25, 2014.

Although most of their material is produced and performed under the name "The Heartbreakers", Petty has released three solo albums, the most successful being 1989's Full Moon Fever. In these releases, members of the band contributed as collaborators, producing and performing as studio musicians.

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Stevland Hardaway Morris (born Stevland Hardaway Judkins; May 13, 1950),[1] known by his stage name Stevie Wonder, is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist. A child prodigy, he is considered to be one of the most critically and commercially successful musical performers of the late 20th century.[2] Wonder signed with Motown's Tamla label at the age of 11,[2] and he continued performing and recording for Motown into the 2010s. He has been blind since shortly after birth.[3]

Among Wonder's works are singles such as "Superstition", "Sir Duke", "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" and "I Just Called to Say I Love You"; and albums such as Talking Book, Innervisions and Songs in the Key of Life.[2] He has recorded more than 30 U.S. top ten hits and received 25 Grammy Awards, one of the most-awarded male solo artists, and has sold over 100 million records worldwide, making him one of the top 60 best-selling music artists.[4] Wonder is also noted for his work as an activist for political causes, including his 1980 campaign to make Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday a holiday in the United States.[5] In 2009, Wonder was named a United Nations Messenger of Peace.[6] In 2013, Billboard magazine released a list of the Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists to celebrate the US singles chart's 55th anniversary, with Wonder at number six.[7]

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Fair Grounds Race Course
Fair Grounds Race Course, often known as New Orleans Fair Grounds, is a thoroughbred racetrack and racino in New Orleans, Louisiana. It is operated by Churchill Downs Louisiana Horseracing Company, LLC. As early as 1839 Bernard de Marigny, Julius C Branch and Henry Augustine Tayloe, organized races at the "Louisiana Race Course" laid out on Gentilly Road, making it the second oldest site of horseracing in America still in operation, after Freehold Raceway and the Saratoga Race Course.

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Why New Orleans Jazz Fest Remains Beautifully Unique Among Summer Festivals
  –  May 8, 2017
One of the few festivals to still maintain its distinct personality is the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, which just wrapped its 2017 run on Sunday, May 7. I’ve now attended five Jazz Fests and can attest that there is no other festival like it.
Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Concludes Jazz Fest 2017 Run In New Orleans: Photos & Setlist
  –  May 8, 2017
Grateful Dead tribute act Joe Russo’s Almost Dead completed a series of three sold out shows at the Joy Theater during Jazz Fest in New Orleans on Sunday night. JRAD opened with the Sunday sermon of “Samson & Delilah” which they jammed into “Jack ...
The Meters, Trombone Shorty close out the 2017 New Orleans Jazz Fest
  –  May 8, 2017
The old and new schools of New Orleans music closed out the 2017 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival at opposite ends of the Fair Grounds on Sunday evening. The Gentilly Stage schedule concluded with the Meters, the bedrock New Orleans funk band that ...
Stevie Wonder, Snoop Dogg, Johnny Lang, And Many More Rock The Jazz Fest Fairgrounds [Photos]
  –  May 7, 2017
So much of what you may hear about New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival centers on ... we can check out up-close-and-personal photos of these incredible performances at the Jazz Fest fairgrounds on 2017’s second Saturday.
The whole gumbo: Notes from lovers of New Orleans' Jazz Fest
  –  May 6, 2017
Sometimes we play outside our country." Chef Pierre Hilzim, seen here in this May 4, 2017 photo at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans, is responsible for making one of the festival's most popular dishes: the creamy pasta dish called ...
The Revivalists rock New Orleans Jazz Fest 2017
  –  May 5, 2017
In The Revivalists' seventh New Orleans Jazz Fest appearance, the New Orleans-born band made the jump a penultimate spot at the Acura Stage, a sure show of the festival's stamp of approval. Opening for Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds' Friday (May 5) set at ...
New Orleans Jazz Fest In Photos – Lorde, Nas, Elle King, Dr. John, Harry Connick Jr, Jon Batiste & More (PHOTOS)
  –  May 1, 2017
Photos by Amy Harris of Days 1, 2 and 3 (April 28-30) of the New Orleans Jazz Fest. The first weekend showcased a mix of pop, roots, jazz and blues and some big names typically not associated with Jazz Fest including Lorde and Maroon 5.
Soggy Sunday at Jazz Fest
  –  April 30, 2017
NEW ORLEANS- New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fest was delayed this afternoon to compensate for all the rain that we experienced earlier today, but gates did officially open at 3 this afternoon. Not all the stages were open,and some acts canceled including Pitbull.
Second day of New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
  –  April 29, 2017
NEW ORLEANS (AP) – The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival enters its second day with performances by Maroon 5, Usher and Alabama Shakes. Maroon 5, which last performed at Jazz Fest in 2013, will close out the Acura Stage on Saturday. The band has some ...
Maroon 5, Usher, Alabama Shakes headline Jazz Fest Day 2
  –  April 29, 2017
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival enters its second day with performances by Maroon 5, Usher and Alabama Shakes. Maroon 5, which last performed at Jazz Fest in 2013, will close out the Acura Stage on Saturday. The band has some ...

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