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New Orleans Big Festival Season Kicks Off

The New Orleans “big” festival season has officially kicked off. We have festivals all year long, but the two biggies are now officially ready to blow us out musicially, artistically and with great local cuisine. The 31st annual French Quarter Festival officially announced its schedule of bands today, and as usual it contains all local [...]

Jazz Fest and Congo Square 2012 Posters Revealed: Trombone Shorty and Shamarr Allen Featured

One of the many events surrounding the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is the release each of the year of the official Jazz Fest poster and the accompanying Congo Square poster, both of which have become collectors items for Fest and art fans. This year’s Jazz Fest poster features Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews, and [...]

Jazz Fest Poster—The New Big Mac?

The Jazz Fest poster has been worse. 2004′s Harry Connick, Jr. poster holds that dishonor for being banal and presenting a Connick that looks more like Warren Beatty. But let’s look at this year’s poster: Art4Now, who does the Jazz Fest posters, went to local broadcaster Garland Robinette for the image, which raises the first [...]

First Look: The Jazz Fest Poster

[UPDATED BELOW] Here’s the first look at this year’s Jazz Fest poster saluting Louis Prima. Unfortunately, the email with the image came without the artist’s name, so we’ll update that ASAP. The festival will pay tribute to Prima in other ways as well this year. On the first Friday, April 23, Lena Prima, Louis’ daughter, [...]

Classic Graphics: Jazz Fest Poster

The Jazz Fest poster, a visual institution begun in 1975 as a means of celebrating the event itself, has taken on a life of its own and become one of the most sought after examples of a popular artwork edition. One that has spawned its own collector market—a 1976 poster recently sold for over $1200 [...]