Jazz Fest New Orleans 2017
Jazz & Heritage Festival
When: 28 April - 07 May 2017
Where: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
A jazz musician is a juggler who uses harmonies instead of oranges - Benny Green
Catch the great jugglers of jazz. Listen to the living legends of jazz. Celebrate the spirit of jazz. Savour the controlled thunder of a throaty baritone as it dips and crescendos its way through a bayou number. Feel the power of jazz – as melodies created by a cornucopia of trumpets and horns ebb and flow in celebration of the rich heritage of jazz. Come to New Orleans, where it all began more than a hundred years ago.
The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is a cultural tradition of the US state of Louisiana which takes place over two weekends in late April and early May. Held annually at the Fair Grounds Race Course, the festival is not just a celebration of the musical wonder called Jazz but also showcases beautiful crafts and mouth-watering delicacies innate to Louisiana. However, don’t be fooled by the name of the festival as music enthusiasts the world over come down to New Orleans to lose themselves in the foot-tapping rhythms and heart-pumping melodies of almost all genres of music that is cherished in this region, ranging from R&B, Pop, Latin and Folk to Rock, Rap, Soul and Country.
This year the festival will feature performances from bands and musicians such as the Neville Brothers, Keedy Black, Irvin Mayfield & the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, Cowboy Mouth among many other legendary bands. Tickets can be purchased online.
Forget everything else and spend a weekend at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. After all, it is literally a feast for the soul in more ways than one!!
For more information on New Orleans Travel Guide