Jazzfest has announced a sublime schedule for their 2 weekends, April 27-29 & May 4-6.
Among the anointed: Harry Connick Jr., 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, Better Than Ezra, Joss Stone, Calexico, Taj Mahal, Johnny Rivers, Lucinda Williams, Branford Marsalis, Richie Havens, Soulive, Cowboy Mouth, Tony Joe White, Gillian Welch, Bobby Jones & the Nashville Super Choir, T-Bone Burnett,
Rebirth Brass Band, Galactic, The Radiators, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Sonny Landreth, Danilo Perez, Ivan Neville, Ba Cissoko of Guinea, George Porter, Jr., Joseph “Zigaboo” Modeliste, Les Amazones of Guinea, World Saxophone Group, Buckwheat Zydeco, Anders Osborne, Elder Baab & the Madison Bumble Bees of Winnsboro, Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, Rosie Ledet,
Amanda Shaw, The Iguanas, Marva Wright, Walter “Wolfman” Washington, Donald Harrison, Nicholas Payton, Terence Blanchard, Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews & Orleans Avenue, Elysian Fieldz, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, Ellis Marsalis and over 500 more groups.
At $45 a day ($35 in advance), Jazzfest 07 remains a bargain. Those nostalgic for the more comfortable days at the Fairgrounds might look at $600 a day *straightens tie* for the Big Chief VIP experience.
Guessed the name of the singer above? Norah Jones.