Jazz Fest 2012 Daily Lineups Released

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Click the grey pop-out video tab on the bottom left of the post for a 44 song video playlist of artists appearing at Jazz Fest 2012.

Along with this morning’s news news that Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band would be joining the lineup, Jazz Fest organizers have released the for this year’s event. The first Sunday (Boss, Al Green and Janelle Monae) and second Saturday (MMJ, Herbie, Steve Earle, Levon and Mavis, Bounce Shake Down) immediately stick out as the can’t-miss days of the fest, but it looks pretty rock solid across the board with each day offering something worthy of making it to the Fairgrounds to see. With the addition of the Boss today, this year’s fest has to be a major topic when discussing the strongest lineups in the festival’s history. However, after last year’s festival, it’s clear that it doesn’t really matter too much who’s playing as long as there’s a Gospel Tent, ample food offerings and, as a bonus, the weather cooperates. Surely this year’s lineup came at a record-setting expense as far as talent budget goes, but after last year’s overwhelming success and 7 days of sunshine, there’s little question as to whether Quint and Co. can afford it. Fans wishing to see some of the heaviest hitters in the lineups would be wise to get out there early if they desire a good spot at the Acura Stage, as bands like The Eagles, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Foo Fighters and The Beach Boys have been known to draw a crowd…Stay tuned for late night schedules, coming soon to LMB NOLA.


The Beach Boys 50th Anniversary ReunionBon IverSteel PulseBuckwheat ZydecoGIVERS ZebraSeun Kuti & Egypt 80Gomez – The Texas Tornados feat. Flaco Jiménez, Augie Myers, and Shawn Sahm •The Dixie Cups – Cubano Be, Cubano Bop: Poncho Sanchez & His Latin Band feat. Terence Blanchard •Chuck Leavell & Friends with special guest Bonnie Bramblett •Irma Thomas’ Tribute to Mahalia JacksonEric Lindell
The Classic New Orleans Revue feat. Frankie Ford, Al “Carnival Time” Johnson, and Robert “Barefootin” Parker with Blue Eyed Soul
James Andrews & the Crescent City Allstars •BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet Butch Thompson •Kirk Joseph’s Backyard Groove Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band •Leyla Mccalla •Sasha Masakowski – Johnny Sketch & the Dirty Notes •Slavic Soul Party! •Jamil Sharif Stephanie Jordan Big Band •Leah Chase •The Revivalists – Lil’ Buck Sinegal Blues Band Shades of Praise: New Orleans Interracial Gospel Choir •Tim Laughlin – Dukes of Dixieland •Geno Delafose & French Rockin’ Boogie Betty Winn & One A-Chord •Young Pinstripe Brass Band •Dee-1 Fredy Omar con su Banda •Kim Carson & the Enablers Sammy Rimington International Band •The Electrifying Crown Seekers Guitar Lightnin’ Lee & the Thunder Band •Ivoire Spectacle feat. Seguenon Kone Wimberly Family Gospel Singers •Henry Gray & the Cats Real Untouchables Brass Band •James Rivers Movement Goldman Thibodeaux & the Lawtell Playboys •Louis Ford & His Dixie Flairs Comanche Hunters and Semolian Warriors Mardi Gras Indians •Cindy Scott Golden Voices Community Choir •Zulu and Big Nine Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs The Boyz Singers and Dancers Traditional Dance by Asociacion de Peruanos en Louisiana •Northwestern University Jazz Ensemble Black Foot Hunters and Black Mohawk Mardi Gras Indians Beth Patterson & Potent Bathers •Miss Claudia & her Biergartners Alana Villavaso Reverend Jermaine Landrum & the Abundant Praise Revival Choir Brass Band Throwdown feat. Behrman, Fischer, and Kate Middleton Bands •The Bester Singers •The Dynamic Smooth Family Gospel Singers
GrayHawk presents Native American Lore and TalesGrayHawk presents Native American Lore and Tales •New Orleans School of Circus Arts & I.S.L. Geronimo Hunters and Creole Osceolas Mardi Gras Indians •Keep N It Real and We Are One Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs •Dillard University Jazz Ensemble


Tom Petty and the HeartbreakersJill Scott •Feist – Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue •Bobby RushDave Koz – Irvin Mayfield & the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra •Carolina Chocolate Drops – Soul Rebels •Israel Houghton and New Breed •Amanda Shaw & the Cute Guys Walter “Wolfman” Washington & the Roadmasters •Cheikh Lô of Senegal – Voice of the Wetlands Allstars •Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas – The New Orleans Bingo! show Tribute to Wardell Quezergue feat. Jean Knight, The Dixie Cups, Robert “Barefootin” Parker, and Tony Owens •Pine Leaf Boys •Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns •Khris Royal & Dark Matter Dr. Michael White & the Original Liberty Jazz Band feat. Thais Clark •Luther Kent Shamarr Allen & the Underdawgs •Roddie Romero & the Hub-City Allstars Evan Christopher •Gal Holiday & the Honky Tonk Revue •Midnite Disturbers Savoy Music Center of Eunice Saturday Cajun Jam Heritage Hall Jazz Band feat. Jewel Brown •Storyville Stompers Brass Band Watson Memorial Teaching Ministries Mass Choir The Gospel According to Jazz feat. BJ Crosby, Judy Davis, Danon Smith, and Yolanda Windsay •Jeremy Lyons with Members of Morphine •Peter Martin •Empress Hotel Lars Edegran and the New Orleans Ragtime Orchestra •Paulin Brothers Brass Band •Kristin Diable & the City D.L. Menard & the Louisiana Aces •The Courtyard Kings Creole Wild West Mardi Gras Indians •City of Love Music & Worship Arts Brother Tyrone & the Mindbenders •High Ground Drifters Bluegrass Band Tom McDermott •Kevin Bryan •DJ Soul Sister •Bamboula 2000 •Pastor Jai Reed Marc Stone •Golden Comanche and Seminoles Mardi Gras Indians Tonia Powell & the Left Field Band •SUBR Jazzy Jags Cameron Dupuy & the Cajun Troubadours •101 Runners Tonia Scott & the Anointed Voices •Loyola University Jazz Ensemble Javier Tobar and Elegant Gypsy •The Jones Sisters Young Band Nation Blues Project •RRAAMS Drum and Dance Archdiocese of New Orleans Gospel Choir Josh Kagler & Harmonistic Praise Crusade •New Wave Brass Band Nine Times Men, Single Ladies and Single Men Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs •Ashe Cultural Arts Center Kuumba Institute Delgado Community College Jazz Ensemble •The Heavenly Melodies Gospel Singers Wild Mohicans and Red, White & Blue Mardi Gras Indians The Boyz Singers and Dancers •
Muggivan School of Irish DanceMuggivan School of Irish Dance Dumaine Gang, Divine Ladies, Family Ties, and Men of Class Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs •Puppet Arts Theater


Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band •Al Green •John Mayer – Dr. John & the Lower 911Janelle Monae •Pete Fountain •Yolanda Adams – Iron & Wine •Cowboy Mouth •Dianne Reeves •Tab Benoit •Sonny LandrethGary Clark Jr. •Papa Grows Funk •C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band Nicholas Payton SeXXXtet •Ellis Marsalis Lindigo of Reunion Island feat. Fixi of France – Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & the Golden Eagles Mardi Gras Indians •Ironin’ Board Sam •Evelyn Turrentine-Agee Debo Band: Ethiopian Groove Collective •Corey Harris & Phil Wiggins Sunpie & the Louisiana Sunspots’ International Accordian Summit •New Orleans Klezmer Allstars •Treme Brass Band – Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys Tribute to Alex Chilton feat. Dave Pirner, Alex McMurray, Susan Cowsill, and Rene Coman •Los Po-Boy-Citos •The Batiste Brothers •Victor Goines •Washboard Rodeo Leo Jackson & the Melody Clouds •Bill Summers & Jazalsa Brice Miller & the Mahogany Brass Band •Jumpin’ Johnny Sansone Ernie Vincent & the Top Notes •Golden Star Hunters Mardi Gras Indians Don Vappie & the Creole Jazz Serenaders Lionel Ferbos & the Palm Court Jazz Band •Kirk Joseph’s Tuba Tuba Gospel Soul Children •Panorama Jazz Band Hadley J. Castille Family & the Sharecroppers Cajun Band •Pat Casey & the New Sound •Erika Flowers Clive Wilson’s New Orleans Serenaders with Butch Thompson •Morning Star Baptist Church Mass Choir •Spencer Bohren Chris Clifton & His All-Stars •Gospel Diva Lois Dejean Carrollton Hunters, Big Chief Goodman & the Flaming Arrows, and Ninth Ward Hunters Mardi Gras Indians •Johnette Downing •Tornado Brass Band Big Steppers, Untouchables, and Furious Five Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs •E’Dana & Company •N’Fungola Sibo West African Dance Company Ayla Miller Band •Adella Adella the Storyteller Franklin Avenue Baptist Church Mass Choir •Heritage School of Music Band Kai Knight’s Silhouette Dance Ensemble Olympia Aid, New Look, First Division, and Secondline Jammers Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs •N.O.C.C.A. Jazz Ensemble •Sunpie Barnes presents Louisiana Creole Music Ninth Ward Navajo, Black Eagles and Shawee Mardi Gras Indians •The Boyz Singers and Dancers Bishop Sean Elder & the Mount Hermon Baptist Church Mass Choir


Eddie VedderFlorence + the Machine •Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk Ani DiFranco •Esperanza Spalding: Radio Music Society – The Dirty Dozen Brass Band •James Cotton “Superharp” Band – Regina Carter’s “Reverse Thread” •George Porter, Jr. & Runnin’ Pardners – Henry Butler •Honey Island Swamp Band •Glen Hansard – Little Freddie King Blues Band •Astral Project •Mia Borders – Hurray For The Riff Raff •Banu Gibson •Rosie Ledet & the Zydeco Playboys Chico Trujillo of Chile •Bill Miller •Marlon Jordan Quartet •Iguanas Free Agents Brass Band •Cheick Hamala Diabate of Mali The Raymond A. Myles Singers 30th Anniversary Reunion •Joints Jumpin’ Alto Saxophone Woodshed feat. Aaron Fletcher •Kid Chocolate – The Roots of Music Marching Crusaders •Native Nations Intertribal Palmetto Bug Stompers •Magnolia Jazz Band of Norway feat. Topsy Chapman The Stooges Brass Band •Silky Sol •Michael Ward •Flow Tribe •OTRA J. Monque’D Blues Band •Kipori “Baby Wolf” Woods •Amina Figarova Sextet – Hot Club of New Orleans •Dayna Kurtz •Kristi Guillory & the Midtown Project Robert Jardell & Pure Cajun •Original Pinettes Brass Band •Forever Jones Lyle Henderson & Emmanu-El •Fi Yi Yi & the Mandingo Warriors Black Seminoles Mardi Gras Indians •Kourtney Heart •The Mighty Supremes – Seva Venet & the Storyville String Band •Kelcy Mae •Julio y Cesar Culu Children’s Traditional African Dance Company & Stilt Walkers •Judy Stock Young Fellaz Brass Band VIP Ladies, Revolution, and Ladies of Unity Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs •7th Ward Creole Hunters and Cheyenne Mardi Gras Indians – McDonogh #35 High School Gospel ChoirMcDonogh #35 High School Gospel Choir •Gospel Inspirations of Boutte Eleanor McMain “Singing Mustangs” Gospel Choir •O. Perry Walker Charter High School Gospel Choir Tulane University Jazz Ensemble •Jazztories Puppets •Opera a la Carte Recovery School District Talented in Theater Performers Young Audiences Performing Arts Showcase feat Ballet, Tap and West African Dance


Zac Brown Band •Grace Potter & the Nocturnals •Rodrigo y Gabriela and C.U.B.A. – Bunny Wailer •Mystikal •Mavis Staples •Marcia Ball •Bonerama Little Anthony & The Imperials •Bruce Hornsby •Donald Harrison – The Pedrito Martinez Group •Theresa Andersson •Sarah Jarosz •Deacon John – Terri Lyne Carrington’s Mosaic •Wayne Toups & ZyDeCajun Wycliffe Gordon Quintet: Hello Pops Tribute to Louis Armstrong Germaine Bazzle •Wanda Rouzan •Delfeayo Marsalis’ Uptown Orchestra Bruce Daigrepont Cajun Band •Lil’ Nathan & the Zydeco Bigtimers Mark Braud’s New Orleans Jazz Giants •Topsy Chapman & Solid Harmony Hot 8 Brass Band •Ingrid Lucia •Jim McCormick Band •The Revealers Yvette Landry Band •Baritone Bliss •The Bucktown Allstars •Phillip Manuel Reggie Hall & the Twilighters feat. Lady Bee •Vivaz! •Nayo Jones Big Al Carson & the Blues Masters •Courtney Bryan •Feufollet Joe Hall & the Cane Cutters •Doreen Ketchen’s Jazz New Orleans Connie Jones & the Crescent City Jazz Band •Bryan Lee & the Blues Power Band Kumbuka African Dance & Drum Collective •Ted Winn St. Joseph the Worker Choir •Forgotten Souls Brass Band •Brass Bed Zazou City •Kid Simmons’ Local International Allstars •Smitty Dee’s Brass Band John Lawrence & Ven Pa’ Ca Flamenco Dancers Lesa Cormier & the Sundown Playboys •Zulu Male Ensemble Connie & Dwight with the St. Raymond/St. Leo the Great Gospel Choir •Erica Falls Gal Holiday presented by Young Audiences •Native Nations Intertribal Young Magnolias, Golden Sioux and Young Cherokee Mardi Gras Indians •New Orleans Hispano-America Dance Group •Kenneth Terry Brass Band Scene Boosters and Old N Nu Fellaz Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs Red Hawk and Golden Blade Mardi Gras Indians •Pastor Tyrone Jefferson Donnie Bolden & the Spirit of Elijah Original Big Seven and Original Four Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs Lake Forest Charter Jazz Ensemble •New Orleans Indian Rhythm Section Eulenspeigel Puppets Pastor Terry Gullage & the Mount Calvary Voice of Redemption Choir •Fannie C. Williams Charter Choir KIDsmART Showcase feat. Arise Academy, Martin Behrman Charter School, Langston Hughes Academy, and McDonogh City Park Academy


Eagles •My Morning Jacket •Ne-Yo •Irma Thomas •Herbie Hancock and his Band Paulina Rubio •Allen Toussaint Levon Helm Band with special guest Mavis Staples •Better Than Ezra Preservation Hall Jazz Band •Steve Earle and the Dukes (And Duchesses) – Aaron Neville’s Gospel Experience •Big Sam’s Funky Nation •Jon Cleary Bombino of Niger •Anders Osborne •John Boutté •The Pedrito Martinez Group Jeremy Davenport •John Mooney & Bluesiana •MyNameIsJohnMichael Lost Bayou Ramblers •The Malone Brothers Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers •New Birth Brass Band Mariachi Jalisco •Leroy Jones & New Orleans’ Finest •Red Stick Ramblers Paul Sanchez & the Rolling Road Show •Mac Arnold & Plate Full o’ Blues Young Tuxedo Jazz Band •The Johnson Extension Guitar Masters feat. Jimmy Robinson, John Rankin, Phil DeGruy, and Cranston Clements •Val & the Love Alive Fellowship Choir •Rumba Buena •Mas Mamones Roland Guerin •New Leviathan Oriental Fox-Trot Orchestra Tyronne Foster & the Arc Singers •Pinstripe Brass Band Black Feathers Mardi Gras Indians •Sam Doores & the Tumbleweeds Patrice Fisher & Arpa & the Garifuna Connection Jeffery Broussard & the Creole Cowboys •Guitar Slim Jr. •Cha Wa Tarriona “Tank” Ball & the BlackStar Bangas Louisiana Repertory Jazz Ensemble •Belton Richard & the Musical Aces New Orleans Spiritualettes •Tommy Sancton’s New Orleans Legacy Band Stephen Foster’s Foster Family Program Big Chief Trouble & Trouble Nation and Mohawk Hunters Mardi Gras Indians •Grupo Sensacion •Baby Boyz Brass Band •Riccardo Crespo & Sol Brasil Kora Konnection feat. Morikeba Kouyate of Senegal & Thierno Dioubate of Guinea Westbank Steppers, Valley of Silent Men, and Pigeon Town Steppers Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs •Curtis Pierre with Samba Kids •Xavier University Jazz Ensemble Voices of Peter Claver •Cynthia Girtley Wild Red Flame and Cherokee Hunters Mardi Gras Indians Native Nations Intertribal •Matthew Davidson Band •Versailles Lion Dance Team Kinfolk Brass Band •Young Guardians of the Flame •Double Dutch Jumpers New Generation, Undefeated Divas, and Lady Jetsetters Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs •First Emanuel Baptist Church Choir


Foo Fighters •The Neville Brothers •Bonnie Raitt •Maze feat. Frankie Beverly – GalacticSharon Jones & the Dap-Kings Preservation Hall Jazz Band’s 50th Anniversary Jam – David Sanborn and Joey DeFrancesco •funky Meters – Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers •Asleep at the Wheel – Rebirth Brass Band The Bounce Shake Down feat. Big Freedia, Katey Red, Keedy Black, and DJ Poppa •Rockin’ Dopsie, Jr. & the Zydeco Twisters •Big Chief Bo Dollis & the Wild Magnolias Los Hombres Calientes feat. Bill Summers and Irvin Mayfield •Charmaine Neville Band •Glen David Andrews •Supagroup Boutté Family Sunday Praise feat. John, Lillian, Tricia, Lorna, Tanya, and Arséne •Ruby Wilson’s Tribute to Bessie Smith & Ma Rainey •DJ Captain Charles Joe Krown Trio feat. Walter “Wolfman” Washington & Russell Batiste •Zion Harmonizers •Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience Mem Shannon & the Membership •Creole String Beans •Bobby Lounge A Living Tribute to Harold Batiste feat. Jesse McBride, Ellis Marsalis, and Germaine Bazzle •ELS •TBC Brass Band •Higher Heights •Rocks of Harmony Jo “Cool” Davis with special guest Sugarboy Crawford George French & the New Orleans Storyville Jazz Band •Blodie’s Jazz Jam Gregg Stafford’s Jazz Hounds •Keith Frank & the Soileau Zydeco Band Rotary Downs •Jambalaya Cajun Band •The Stars of Heaven •Andrew Duhon New Orleans Nightcrawlers •Wendell Brunious & the Music Masters The Pfister Sisters •Lynn Drury •Tanya & Dorise •AsheSon •Kim Che’re Ceasar Elloie •Brother Dege •Gregory Agid •Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble Orange Kellin’s New Orleans Deluxe Orchestra •Jockimo’s Groove feat. War Chief Juan Craig Adams & Higher Dimensions of Praise •High Steppers Brass Band Lady Rollers, Original C.T.C. Steppers, and Nine Times Ladies Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs •Native Nations Intertribal •David & Roselyn •UNO Jazz Allstars N’Kafu Traditional African Dance Company New Orleans Young Traditional Brass Band with the Heel to Toe Steppers •Wild Tchoupitoulas and Wild Apaches Mardi Gras Indians Ninevah Baptist Church Mass Choir •14 and Under Cajun Band NORD/Crescent City Lights Youth Theater Buffalo Hunters and Apache Hunters Mardi Gras Indians •Hobgoblin Hill Puppets Original Prince of Wales and Original Lady Buckjumpers Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs

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