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Jazz Fest II Previews 5/8

09:00 May 06, 2022
By: Staff


11:20 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. | Sheraton New Orleans Fais Do-Do Stage

This local band consists of talented musicians whose genre is a unique combo of classic country and unmatched Cajun. Since T'Monde's formation in 2011, the three-man band has won 10 Grammy Awards and released their most recent album Lights in the Harbor. They might be a small band, but they have a big voice.

Honey Island Swamp Band
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. | Shell Gentilly Stage

Named after the Nature Conservancy's First Louisiana Nature Preserve, the Honey Island Swamp Band will be returning for its sixth Jazz Fest performance. The band met in 2005 and has produced five acclaimed full-length albums ever since. Their genre is a gumbo of blues, soul, country, R&B, and Creole rhythms.

Jimmy Buffett and The Coral Reefer Band
3:35 p.m. - 5:05 p.m. | Festival Stage

Jimmy Buffett is famous for his tropical escapism songs like "Margaritaville" and "Cheeseburger in Paradise," and he and the Coral Reefer Band will serenade you with dreams of turquoise waters, swaying palm trees, and the smell of sunscreen. This legendary singer and songwriter has captured the hearts and imaginations of Parrotheads for five decades.

Kool & The Gang
3:40 p.m. - 4:55 p.m. | Congo Square Stage

Since 1969, Kool & The Gang has influenced the music industry for three generations. Known for their No. 1 hit single "Celebration," their music is a mix of bulletproof funk and jazzy arrangements. All their hard work led to winning dozens of music awards and being inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame in 2018. They've also performed with Elton John, Kid Rock, and the Dave Matthews Band.

Nicholas Payton
4:05 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. | WWOZ Jazz Tent

This local musician gives jazz music a whole new meaning. Blending the musical elements of Black-American and postmodern New Orleans music, Nicholas Payton defies the musical status quo by marrying traditional and contemporary styles. Fun fact: he can play the trumpet and keyboard simultaneously. See for yourself.

Norah Jones
5:40 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. | WWOZ Jazz Tent

This New York artist will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of her debut album Come Away With Me at this year's Jazz Fest. Accompanying her will be Russian-American singer Regina Spektor. Throughout Norah Jones's music career, she's won nine Grammy Awards and was named by Billboard as one of the top jazz artists of the 2000s.

Buddy Guy
5:45 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. | Blues Tent

Ranked No. 23 in Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time," Buddy Guy is a believer in keeping the blues genre alive and well. His album Born to Play Guitar won a Grammy for "Best Traditional Blues Album" in 2019, and he's received a Lifetime Achievement Award, National Medal of Arts, and Kennedy Center Honors. His work inspired guitarists such as Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, and Stevie Ray Vaughan.

The Historic New Orleans Collection
Louisiana Marketplace | Artist Tent

The Historic New Orleans Collection has kept the spirit and culture of New Orleans alive for decades. They'll be selling reproductions of Michael P. Smith's photographs the whole festival, so be sure to take a little piece of the city with you before you go.

Sweet Bird Studio
Contemporary Crafts | Tent G

Sweet Bird Studio specializes in handcrafted jewelry such as bracelets, necklaces, hair accessories, and Apple Watch bands. Hailing from Colorado, Nancy Anderson founded Sweet Bird Studio in the comfort of her own home. Check out her tent and see what makes her designs stand out.

Gyro Sandwich
Mona's Café | Food Area 2

Listen up, foodies: Mona's Café will be catering at Jazz Fest selling delicious gyro sandwiches, which are dressed in only the freshest and most authentic ingredients. Be sure to pair yours with a side of hummus, pita bread, and Greek garden salad.

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