New Orleans Jazz Fest 2013 to Include The Black Keys, Dr. John, Joshua Redman, Allen Toussaint
The line-up for the 2013 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, aka Jazz Fest, has been announced, and included among this year's performers are four artists familiar to readers of the Nonesuch Journal: The Black Keys, Joshua Redman, and New Orleans legends and hometown heroes Dr. John and Allen Toussaint. Jazz Fest runs over five days across two weekends, April 26–28 and May 2–5. The opening weekend includes sets from the Joshua Redman Quartet and Dr. John, both on Friday, April 26, and Toussaint, on Saturday. The Black Keys help close out the entire festival with a performance on the last day of Jazz Fest 2013, Sunday, May 5.
Among the many other performers at this year's Jazz Fest are Phoenix, Frank Ocean, Patti Smith, Andrew Bird, Gipsy Kings, and several contributors to the 2005 Nonesuch Records benefit album Our New Orleans, including Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, and Irma Thomas. (Toussaint and Dr. John perform on the album as well). Watch the official announcement video listing this year's performers below.
And for more information and the complete line-up for the 2013 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, go to nojazzfest.com. For details on additional upcoming performances from The Black Keys, Joshua Redman, Dr. John, and Allen Toussaint, head to nonesuch.com/on-tour.