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New Orleans Jazz Fest 2007 lineup announced

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival has announced the 2007 lineup for one of the greatest jazz fests in the world. The festival will take place over two weekends, April 27-29 and May 4-6 at the Fair Grounds Race Course and will run from 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

With ten stages that will include the soulful sounds of New Orleans and a Food Fair with over 100 varieties of authentic Louisiana cuisine, just the thought of being there makes my mouth water and my heart skip a beat. I’ve played at and have attended many festivals, but have never had the opportunity to go to the New Orleans Jazz Fest. Something tells me this is the Big Daddy of all festivals.

After all that has happened in New Orleans with the hurricanes and despair, there brings a new meaning to the music and the people that will be drawn to the festival. The bands and musicians that will be playing there should be proud to be involved with Jazz Fest – which is now in it’s 38th year. They’re helping to bring back community and happiness to a city that never lost it’s soul.

Watch this incredible and surreal video of Harry Connick, Jr., Branford Marsalis and musicians playing in New Orleans

From the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival website, The 2007 lineup is scheduled to include:

Harry Connick Jr., Rod Stewart, Steely Dan, Norah Jones, ZZ Top, John Legend, Van Morrison, Brad Paisley, Jill Scott, Ludacris, Dr. John, Bonnie Raitt, New Edition, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Irma Thomas, Jerry Lee Lewis, Counting Crows, Allman Brothers Band, Allen Toussaint, George Benson, Pharoah Sanders, George Thorogood, Stephen Marley featuring Jr. Gong, Better Than Ezra, Joss Stone, Banda el Recodo, Calexico, Taj Mahal, Johnny Rivers, Lucinda Williams, Branford Marsalis, Richie Havens, Soulive, Cowboy Mouth, Percy Sledge, Tony Joe White, Gillian Welch, Bobby Jones & the Nashville Super Choir, T-Bone Burnett, Rebirth Brass Band, Galactic, Mose Allison, Marcia Ball, Roy Hargrove, Chuck Leavell, Arturo Sandoval, The Holmes Brothers, Snooks Eaglin, Dr. Lonnie Smith, The New Orleans Social Club, James Carter, The Radiators, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Lucky Peterson, Darrell McFadden, Sonny Landreth, Danilo Perez, Ivan Neville, Dottie Peoples, Davell Crawford, Ba Cissoko of Guinea, George Porter, Jr., Joseph “Zigaboo” Modeliste, Tab Benoit, Les Amazones of Guinea, World Saxophone Group, John Mooney & Bluesiana, Buckwheat Zydeco, Anders Osborne, Elder Baab & the Madison Bumble Bees of Winnsboro, Eddie Bo, Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, Rosie Ledet, Amanda Shaw, The Iguanas, Marva Wright, Walter “Wolfman” Washington, Deacon John, Donald Harrison, Nicholas Payton, Terence Blanchard, Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews & Orleans Avenue, Bob French, Elysian Fieldz, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, Ellis Marsalis and over 500 more groups.

For tickets, news, schedules and more information go to The Official New Orleans Jazz Fest Website

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation is a nonprofit organization with proceeds supporting the foundation’s various community development activities.

By: Jenny May

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