Default

Upcoming Events

|

Groovesect Labor Day…

Sep 1 - 1, 2014
Join us for the  Groovesect Labor Day Cookout! more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 1 - 8, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Mark of the Feminine

Sep 1 - Oct 4, 2014
Curator Regine Basha's Mark of the Feminine is the first in a series of… more

Preservation Jazz…

Sep 1 - 1, 2014
Live New Orleans Jazz nightly! more

Southern Decadence…

Sep 1 - 1, 2014
Southern Decadence started forty one years ago as a simple going-away… more

Hidden Treasures:…

Sep 2 - 2, 2014
Join Friends of the Cabildo as the Louisiana State Museum's impressive… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 2 - 2, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Kinder Garden:…

Sep 2 - 30, 2014
Play, learn and grow in this hands-on introduction to the world of gardens for… more

Kinder Garden:…

Sep 2 - 30, 2014
Play, learn and grow in this hands-on introduction to the world of gardens for… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Sep 2 - 30, 2014
Join us for live entertainment featuring the Grammy Award winning ReBirth Brass… more

Standing in the…

Sep 2 - Nov 25, 2014
"Standing in the Shadows (No More)" is a series of narrative quilting… more

Funk Monkey featuring…

Sep 3 - 24, 2014
Join us for Funk Monkey featuring members of Bonerama. more

Grammy Award-winning…

Sep 3 - 24, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 3 - 24, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Lunchbox Lecture -…

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
History remembers the American, British and Polish Paratroopers who jumped into… more

The Royal Sonesta's…

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
The Royal Sonesta New Orleans presents the September Round Table Luncheon… more

We Live to Eat Kick…

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
For the first time, this event is open-to-the-public and attendees will be able… more

White Glove Wednesdays

Sep 3 - 3, 2014
It's one thing to read on an exhibit label that an infantryman's pack in World… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 4 - 25, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Sep 4 - 25, 2014
Join us at The Irvin Mayfield Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel for… more

Groovesect Labor Day…

Sep 1 - 1, 2014
Join us for the  Groovesect Labor Day Cookout! more

Jazz Fest 2012 450,000 Fans Attend the Seven-Day Extravaganza

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact:

Mandy DeLong
Marketing & Press Coordinator
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell
mandy@nojazzfest.com

Jazz Fest 2012 Called "The Best Damn Time on the Face of the Earth"
450,000 Fans Attend the Seven-Day Extravaganza

Echoing the sentiments of many who attended the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell, the San Francisco Chronicle said this year's event affirmed its position as "the best damn time on the face of the earth." (Link to article: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/04/30/DDEC1OB53K.DTL)

The 2012 Jazz Fest was attended by an estimated 450,000 people over the course of the seven days of the event, marking the highest attendance since 2003.

Highlights of the event included: an all-star celebration of the 50th anniversary of Preservation Hall, featuring Bonnie Raitt, Jim James of My Morning Jacket, Rebirth Brass Band, Jazz Fest founder George Wein, and many others; the triumphant return of Bruce Springsteen, his first appearance since his legendary 2006 post-Hurricane Katrina performance; a blazing last-day set by Foo Fighters; the Eagles first-ever Jazz Fest performance; and Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews' numerous appearances throughout the event, including his own scheduled show, as well as with Galactic, Dave Koz, Preservation Hall, and others. Trombone Shorty was also the featured subject of this year's Official Jazz Fest poster, which sold out of the numbered and C-Marque editions, leaving only a very limited number of the signed and Remarque editions available at http://www.art4now.com/.

Relive some of the best of Jazz Fest 2012 by viewing archived performances from the live webcast, powered by Dell and Intel, at www.youtube.com/jazzfest. See Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Jimmy Buffett Acoustic, Bon Iver, Zac Brown Band, Foo Fighters, My Morning Jacket, and Janelle Monae, and much more.

Next year's New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell is scheduled for April 26 - May 5, 2013. For the most up-to-date Jazz Fest info, visit http://www.nojazzfest.com/.