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Fest Focus: Kyle Huval

FRIDAY, APRIL 27—FAIS DO-DO STAGE, 11:15 A.M.   The future of Cajun music always looks bright, with the scads of young musicians constantly entering its ranks, but 27-year-old Kyle Huval […]

Fest Focus: Banu Gibson

THURSDAY, MAY 3—ECONOMY HALL TENT, 4:25 P.M.   There aren’t many musicians who can match singer Banu Gibson’s knowledge of and passion for the vocal jazz of the ’20s and […]

Fest Focus: Shake ‘Em Up Jazz Band

FRIDAY, MAY 4—ECONOMY HALL TENT, 1:50 P.M.   Molly, Marla, Julie, Haruka, Chloe, and Dizzy had all made their own names in jazz long before they came together to form […]

Fest Focus: Marcia Ball

FRIDAY, MAY 4—GENTILLY STAGE, 1:35 P.M.   Marcia Ball fans will be thrilled this Jazz Fest by the material from her great new record, Shine Bright. “We’re going to be […]

Fest Focus: Lee Konitz

THURSDAY, MAY 4—WWOZ JAZZ TENT, 2:55 P.M. With its ever-growing audience and notoriety, New Orleans’ beloved Jazz Fest has gone through a great deal of musical expansion, for better or […]

Fest Focus: Lake Street Dive

FRIDAY, MAY 5—GENTILLY STAGE, 2:05 P.M. Lake Street Dive has earned quite the following in recent years with a modern take on the old-school pop sounds of the ’50s and […]

Fest Focus: Gregg Martinez

FRIDAY, MAY 5—FAIS DO-DO STAGE, 1:20 P.M. Gregg Martinez, the powerhouse swamp pop vocalist from Cajun country, inspires audiences through his big, emotional performances of classic soul and rhythm-and-blues. “I’m […]

Fest Focus: Kim Carson

FRIDAY, APRIL 28—LAGNIAPPE STAGE, 4:20 P.M. If you don’t always see Kim Carson in New Orleans, that’s because she spends part of her year out of the country: She’s in […]

Fest Focus: The Iguanas

THURSDAY, MAY 4—FAIS DO-DO STAGE, 2:55 P.M. If you want to give your visiting friends one of those quintessential New Orleans music experiences, just take them to the Circle Bar […]

Fest Focus: The Revealers

FRIDAY, APRIL 28—CONGO SQUARE STAGE, 11:20 A.M. “We’re in New Orleans, man.” According to leader Chris “DeRoc” DeBose, that explains a lot about the Revealers—including their hanging onto a recognizable […]