New Orleans festivals booming as Jazz Fest starts

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New Orleans festivals booming as Jazz Fest starts

April marks the start of spring festival season in south Louisiana, and it continues into October. Country fiddler Amanda Shaw performs at last year’s Louisiana Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans. This year’s edition spans this weekend and next.
Roy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews performs in New Orleans.
Walter ‘Wolfman’ Washington performs at the Louisiana Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans.
A member of the Savoy Music Center of Eunice Saturday Cajun Jam plays the accordion at the Louisiana Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans.
Jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal performs at the Louisiana Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans.
Deanna Bordelon, of Montgomery, Texas, is all dressed up for the Louisiana Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans.
iF YOU GO

New Orleans Jazz And Heritage Festival: April 27-29, May 3-6; www.nojazzfest.com
Bayou Country Superfest: May 26-27, Baton Rouge, La., www.bayoucountrysuperfest.com
New Orleans Cajun-Zydeco Festival: June 9-10, www.jazzandheritage.org/cajun-zydeco
Essence Music Festival: July 6-8, New Orleans, www.essence.com/festivals/2012/essence-music-festival
Satchmo Summerfest: Aug. 2-5, New Orleans, www.fqfi.org/satchmosummerfest
Voodoo Music Experience: Oct. 26-28, New Orleans, http://thevoodooexperience.com/2011

New Orleans festivals booming as Jazz Fest starts

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April marks the start of spring festival season in south Louisiana, and it continues into October. Country fiddler Amanda Shaw performs at last year’s Louisiana Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans. This year’s edition spans this weekend and next.
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Roy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews performs in New Orleans.
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Walter ‘Wolfman’ Washington performs at the Louisiana Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans.
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A member of the Savoy Music Center of Eunice Saturday Cajun Jam plays the accordion at the Louisiana Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans.
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Jazz pianist Ahmad Jamal performs at the Louisiana Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans.
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Deanna Bordelon, of Montgomery, Texas, is all dressed up for the Louisiana Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans.
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