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Bruce Springsteen AND the E Street Band Join Jazz Fest 2012 Lineup on Sunday, April 29


Bruce Springsteen AND the E Street Band
Join Jazz Fest 2012 Lineup on Sunday, April 29

Eddie Vedder to Appear on Thursday, May 3

Day-by-Day Schedule with Additional Artists Announced

New Orleans, LA (January 24, 2012)-The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell announced the addition of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band and Eddie Vedder to the lineup for the 2012 event, scheduled for April 27 - May 6. Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band will close out the first weekend of the Festival on Sunday, April 29, while Eddie Vedder will perform Thursday, May 3.

Springsteen's only other Jazz Fest appearance was in 2006 with his Seeger Sessions project on the heels of Hurricane Katrina, in what is widely regarded as one of the most powerful performances in the Festival's more
than four-decade history.

Quint Davis, producer/director of Jazz Fest, said, "For anyone who was there that April day in 2006, for Bruce's ministering to the people at the Festival, that performance will forever remain a life-catharsis, when moved by the sheer force of his spirit and artistry, we experienced a rare moment in time when the healing power in music was taken to an ultimate level."

Davis added, "On Sunday, April 29, he returns with the full-fledged Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, again with new music that speaks profoundly to the New Orleans and American stories. The stage is now set for another legendary Jazz Fest moment."

Eddie Vedder joined his bandmates, Pearl Jam, at the 2010 Jazz Fest in a performance that was broadcast directly to the United States military in Iraq and featured a poignant discussion between Vedder and his friend serving the country thousands of miles away. Vedder will appear as a solo artist at this year's Festival.

Springsteen and Vedder join a huge list of previously announced artists appearing at Jazz Fest including the Eagles, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Foo Fighters, Beach Boys Reunion, Zac Brown Band, Trombone Shorty, John Mayer, The Neville Brothers, Al Green, Herbie Hancock, Ne-Yo, My Morning Jacket, Bon Iver, Paulina Rubio, Jill Scott, Florence + the Machine, Allen Toussaint, Feist, Bunny Wailer, Bonnie Raitt, Irma Thomas, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Dr. John, Janelle Monae, Yolanda Adams, Iron & Wine, Pete Fountain, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Steel Pulse, Rebirth Brass Band, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Esperanza Spalding, funky Meters, Levon Helm Band with special guest Mavis Staples, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Aaron Neville, Steve Earle, Galactic, Preservation Hall Jazz Band 50th Anniversary Jam and many more. (See the attached day-by-day schedule for the complete lineup.)

Other artists added to the Jazz Fest lineup since the initial release include: Mystikal, Debo Band: Ethiopian Groove Collective, Alto Saxophone Woodshed feat. Wes Anderson and Aaron Fletcher, Los Hombres Calientes feat. Bill Summers and Irvin Mayfield, Chico Trujillo of Chile, Bill Miller, Evan Christopher, Slavic Soul Party!, Living Tribute to Harold Batiste feat. Jesse McBride, Ellis Marsalis, and Germaine Bazzle, Kim Carson & the Enablers, The Gospel According to Jazz feat. BJ Crosby, Judy Davis, Danon Smith, and Yolanda Windsay, Courtney Bryan, Bryan Lee & the Blues Power Band, Higher Heights, Franklin Avenue Baptist Church Mass Choir, Dayna Kurtz, Ninevah Baptist Church Mass Choir, Kourtney Heart, Grupo Sensacion, Javier Tobar & Elegant Gypsy, Craig Adams & Higher Dimensions of Praise, 7th Ward Creole Hunters, Creole Osceolas, and Shawee Mardi Gras Indians, Gospel Inspirations of Boutte, Native Nations Intertribal, The Boyz Singers and Dancers, SUBR Jazz Jags, Loyola University Jazz Band, Delgado Community College Jazz Band, NOCCA Jazz Ensemble, and Xavier University Jazz Ensemble.

The Jazz Festival offers three distinct VIP opportunities to experience the event in style: the Festival's popular Big Chief VIP Experience ticket package provides special viewing access at most of the Festival's stages; the Grand Marshal VIP Pass allows for up-close access at the three major stages; and the Krewe of Jazz Fest VIP Pass which entitles patrons to special covered seating at the Acura Stage audience area. All of the hugely popular VIP packages are on sale now while very limited supplies last. (See attachments for details.) The Festival offers a special layaway arrangement for any of the VIP packages. For information on layaway, please visit

Jazz Fest also offers full-service travel packages for fans wishing to take the guesswork out of attending the event. Visit to learn more about the official travel packages that include hotel accommodations, travel to and from the Festival grounds and Festival tickets, including the option for Festival VIP packages.

Tickets for the Festival, which takes place at the Fair Grounds Race Course, are on sale now. Advance single-day Jazz Fest tickets are only $45 through February 29. Starting March 1, advance single-day tickets will be $50, while the gate price ticket is $65. Children's tickets (ages 2 - 10) are still only $5 and are available at the gate only. Single day tickets to Jazz Fest are on sale by specific weekend, with each ticket valid for a single day's attendance.

Tickets are available at and, at all Ticketmaster outlets or by calling (800) 745-3000. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Jazz Fest ticket office located at the New Orleans Arena Box Office. All general admission Jazz Fest tickets are subject to additional service fees and handling charges.

A listing of hotels offering special Jazz Fest rates is posted at, where patrons can effortlessly reserve their hotel rooms for the event. Festival-goers can peruse room availability and book their accommodations early taking advantage of some of the best prices offered at participating hotels.

Shell is the Presenting Sponsor of the Festival. Major Jazz Fest Sponsors are Acura, Dell, Peoples Health, Miller Lite, and the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots (A Churchill Downs Company). Coca-Cola, Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, WWOZ, Zatarain's, and St. Charles Vision are all also Official Jazz Fest Sponsors.

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation, Inc. is the nonprofit organization that owns the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell. The Foundation uses the proceeds from Jazz Fest, and other revenues, for year-round activities in the areas of education, economic development and cultural events. Education programs include the Don "Moose" Jamison Heritage School of Music and the Tom Dent Congo Square Lecture Series. Economic Development initiatives include the Community Partnership Grants, the Sync Up entertainment industry conference and the Jazz & Heritage Talent Exchange web site. Cultural events include the Jazz Journey concert series and free community festivals: the Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival, the Congo Square New World Rhythms Festival, the Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival and the Tremé Creole Gumbo Festival. The Foundation also owns radio station WWOZ 90.7-FM, the Jazz & Heritage Archive, the Jazz & Heritage Gallery and the Jazz & Heritage Center.

The 14th Annual Jazz & Heritage Foundation Gala will be held April 26 at the New Orleans Hilton Riverside Hotel. The Gala is an evening of music, food and fun that directly supports the Don Jamison Heritage School of Music, a free music instruction program that reaches more than 85 students each week. This year's Gala will feature two of the Heritage School's most outstanding alumni: Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews and his exciting group, Orleans Avenue; and Sam Williams with his Big Sam's Funky Nation; plus very special guests James Andrews and Glen David Andrews. Tickets are $500.00 and include access passes to all seven days of Jazz Fest. The Gala always sells out, so please visit or call 504-558-6100 to get tickets or inquire about sponsorship opportunities.

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell is a co-production of Festival Productions Louisiana, LLC. (a wholly owned subsidiary of Festival Productions, Inc.-New Orleans) and AEG Louisiana Production, LLC. (a subsidiary of AEG Live).


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