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New Orleans Jazz Fest 2012 to Include Sets from Carolina Chocolate Drops, Cheikh Lô, Allen Toussaint

Jazz Fest 2012: Allen Toussaint, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Cheik Lô

The line-up for the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has been announced, and among the artists performing at next year's Jazz Fest are three performers familiar to readers of the Nonesuch Journal: Carolina Chocolate Drops, Cheikh Lô, and New Orleans' own Allen Toussaint. All three are performing during the festival's opening weekend, April 27–29, 2012, at the Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans. Among the other performers at this year's Jazz Fest are Dr. John, Herbie Hancock, Feist, Iron and Wine, My Morning Jacket, Florence + the Machine, Janelle Monae, Steve Earle, Levon Helm Band with Mavis Staples, and many, many more representing a broad range of musical offerings, plus jams like the one in honor of Preservation Hall Jazz Band’s 50th Anniversary, which Toussaint will also be celebrating with many other artists at Carnegie Hall in New York on January 7.

For more information and the complete line-up for the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, go to nojazzfest.com. For details on additional upcoming performances from Carolina Chocolate Drops, Cheikh Lô, and Allen Toussaint, head to nonesuch.com/on-tour.

To pick up a copy of the Carolina Chocolate Drops' Grammy-winning Nonesuch debut, Genuine Negro Jig; Cheikh Lô's latest album, Jamm; and Allen Toussaint's homage to New Orleans jazz, The Bright Mississippi, head to the Nonesuch Store, where all CDs, LPS, and DVDs are now 34% off SRP for the store's fourth anniversary sale.

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