The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival attracts a plethora of international headline acts every year with performances spread over two weekends. Concerts take place at the Fair Grounds Race Course and other venues around the city.
The music encompasses every style associated with New Orleans and Louisiana and many more besides, with performances taking place across 12 stages.
From country to gospel to blues to zydeco to R&B to good old rock and roll, this year's JazzFest has something for everyone. And, of course the festival's namesake - jazz. Repping the contemporary and old-style jazz genres are such internationally recognizable names as keyboardists Herbie Hancock and Bruce Hornsby, saxophonists Dave Koz and David Sanborn, bassist/vocalist Esperanza Spalding, jazz violinist Regina Carter, vocalist Dianne Reeves, and those with local roots like clarinetist Pete Fountain, saxophonist Donald Harrison, trumpeters Kermit Ruffins, Irvin Mayfield, Jeremy Davenport, James Andrews and his younger brother Troy, better known as "Trombone Shorty."
Food outlets offer Louisiana specialities from Creole filé gumbo and jambalaya to spicy Cajun roasted duck.
For full programme details, please visit the festival website.
11am-7pm; other venues until late
Fair Grounds Race Course
1751 Gentilly Boulevard
For more information contact:
+1 504 410 4100