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Jazz Fest 2013: The Gambit Guide

All you need to know before hitting the Fair Grounds

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The 44th annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival features a big mix of local and national talent, international visitors from Brazil, a cultural pavilion celebrating Native American music and culture and a jazz funeral for "Uncle" Lionel Batiste. Headliners during the first weekend include Billy Joel, John Mayer, Gary Clark Jr., Jill Scott, the Joshua Redman Quartet, Allen Toussaint, Dr. John and the Nite Trippers, Earth, Wind and Fire, the Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra, Band of Horses, Gipsy Kings, Kermit Ruffins and the Barbecue Swingers, Rebirth Brass Band, Lost Bayou Ramblers, Soul Rebels (pictured) and many others. The following pages include band profiles and recommendations for each day at the fest from Count Basin™, New Orleans' foremost Jest Fest critic, , and there's a pullout section with a Fair Grounds map, complete daily schedules and festival information. Look for Count Basin's reviews of performances and highlights from the Jazz Fest in the coming weeks.


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Sun. April 28

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