The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival (Jazzfest) has announced its lineup for 2008. Basin Street Records artists performing at the 2008 festival include:
Theresa Andersson on Friday, April 25th;
Jon Cleary and the Absolute Monster Gentlemen on Saturday, April 26th;
Dr. Michael White (tribute to George Lewis) on Saturday, April 26th;
Kermit Ruffins and the Barbecue Swingers on Thursday, May 1st;
Jason Marsalis (with John Ellis) on Thursday, May 1st;
Henry Butler on Saturday, May 3rd;
Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra on Saturday, May 3rd;
Dr. Michael White and the Original Liberty Jazz Band on Saturday, May 3rd;
Jason Marsalis (tribute to Max Roach) on Saturday, May 3rd;
also Rebirth Brass Band on Sunday, May 4th. Included in this list because of the Kermit Ruffins’ Throwback CD that they recorded on.
and Ellis Marsalis on Friday, April 25th. Included in this list because of the upcoming Irvin Mayfield and Ellis Marsalis CD coming out on April 1st.
Headliners include: Stevie Wonder, Santana, Sheryl Crow, Robert Plant, Burning Spear, Ozomatli, Billy Joel, Elvis Costello, Randy Newman, Tower of Power, Diana Krall, Dianne Reeves, Bobby McFerrin and Chick Corea.
Basin Street Records will have artists performing at the Louisiana Music Factory on Wednesday, April 30th from 2pm-5pm.
See you at Jazzfest!
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I am looking for more information on this festival. The web site is somewhat vague as to what is included in the ticket prices. I see that there are package and individual venue tickets. Are all venues included with the packages or does one need to pay more for the headline shows? We will be comming from far northern Calif, so with the cost of airfare, lodging and tickets, this could be one hell of an expensive weekend and I want to do it up right. The web site is rather vague on this and does not provide any contact information. Any and all info will be greatly appreciated.
Jeff L Haynes
Redding Ca 96049