Boudin Stuffed Rabbit by Bayona
Food Heritage Stage, 12:30-1:20 p.m.
Bayona is a charming French Quarter restaurant known for its simple but delicious food that includes only the freshest local ingredients. The restaurant finds inspiration from the Mediterranean, Asia, North Africa, and Europe but for Jazz Fest their dish will be from closer to home: Boudin Stuffed Rabbit. The delicious dish wiĺl be prepared by Chef Brett Duffee.
Big Chief Cook
Jazz & Heritage Stage, 12:40-1:20 p.m.
Big Chief Cook has been meaning to put down his feathery crown for good, but the culture just keeps calling him back. Leader of the largest and most ubiquitous Mardi Gras Indian tribe dating back to the early to mid 1800s, it can be thought that maybe Big Chief Cook just wants to keep the culture pure as long as possible. I’d admonish you to see how “Old School” does it before “New School” inevitably takes over. -Craig Magraff, Jr.
Big Sam’s Funky Nation
Acura Stage, 1:40-2:35 p.m.
Big Sam takes the brass heritage of New Orleans to the next level. He is a musical phenom, first earning his chops at the prestigious New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts (NOCCA), then joining the Dirty Dozen Brass Band at the age of 19 before putting together the Funky Nation in the early 2000s. You may recognize him from his recurring role on HBO’s hit series Treme, where of course he played himself. -Craig Magraff, Jr.
Juvenile and Mannie Fresh
Congo Square Stage, 2:05-3:20 p.m.
Juvenile and super-producer Mannie Fresh have both remained proud purveyors of New Orleans music and the specific sound that wafts over our streets. Born Terius Gray, Juvenile began his rap career in the deathtrap Magnolia Projects in the early 90s, eventually joining Cash Money Records in 1997. A year later, 400 Degreez was one of the first New Orleans Hip Hop records to achieve certified 4X platinum status by the RIAA, all with the help of Mannie Fresh’s sleek production. – Craig Magraff, Jr.
Acura Stage, 5-7 p.m.
The Who is known for being one of the greatest bands in rock n’ roll history, and their performance at this year’s music fest will only bring them more devoted fans. Formed, in 1963, the band has continue to gain popularity over the years with hits such as “My Generation” and “Won’t Get Fooled Again.” – Leith Tigges
Congo Square Stage, 5:30-7 p.m.
John Legend, as his name would suggest, has earned top status since his professional debut album, Get Lifted, topped the charts worldwide in 2004, earning him eight Grammy award nominations, three wins, and a slew of critical acclaim in the process. Most recently, Legend won an Oscar for his powerful duet with rapper Common on their song “Glory" for the breakthrough 2015 film Selma. -Craig Magraff, Jr.
Zatarain’s/WWOZ Jazz Tent, 5:50-7 p.m.
A contemporary saxophonist whose name is often mentioned in the same breath as the late John Coltrane would have to consider it the highest form of flattery. That description fits Kenny Garrett. His latest, Grammy-nominated CD, Pushing the World Away, contains tracks that are in the Latin jazz and other modern genres. Garrett has been called “one of the most admired alto saxophonists in jazz after Charlie Parker” by The New York Times. - Dean M. Shapiro
Joshua Lee Nidenberg Infrared Photography
Travelling Louisiana for the past 20 years, taking close to a hundred pictures every day, Nidenberg has captured moments that showcase Louisiana's rich culture, history, and people. Joshua Lee Nidenberg Infrared Photography will be located in Tent F in the Louisiana Marketplace.
Loretta's Authentic Pralines
Loretta's Authentic Pralines are usually found in the French Market, where Loretta's son still serves up fresh batches from his great-grandmother's secret recipe. Known for having one of the widest selections of pralines they can be found around the Fair Grounds all Jazz Fest long serving up Praline Stuffed Beignet, Assorted Pralines, Sweet Potato Cookie, Praline Shoe Soul, and Pecan Crunch.
WWOZ Mango Freeze
First sold at Jazz Fest in 1994, the sweet, tart, and oh-so-perfect-and-refreshing treat has been a hit ever since. The proceeds from the icy dessert have helped further WWOZ Community Radio's mission of bringing New Orleans music to the universe. Containing no preservatives, the light and dairy-free dessert will be sold around the grounds.