2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival: Friday, May 4



12:15 p.m. Kenneth Terry Brass Band with Original Four and Original Big Seven Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs

2:05 p.m. Golden Sioux and Young Cherokee Mardi Gras Indians

3:30 p.m. New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian Rhythm Section and Young Magnolias Mardi Gras Indians

5 p.m. Smitty Dee's Brass Band with Scene Boosters and Ole N Nu Style Fellaz Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs

Native American Pow Wow
Folklife Stage in Louisiana Folklife Village

12:05 p.m., 1:15 p.m. and 2:35 p.m. Native Nations Intertribal

Cultural Exchange Pavilion

2:25 p.m. Golden Sioux and Young Cherokee Mardi Gras Indians

3:35 p.m. Indian practice

4:55 p.m. Red Hawk Hunters Mardi Gras Indians




Nayo Jones
11:15 a.m., Congo Square Stage
A graduate of Spelman College, Nayo Jones began her music career after a successful performance at an event held by her father. She has a sultry voice often compared to Natalie Cole and Roberta Flack, and she's currently working on her second album One Woman.

Courtney Bryan
11:15 a.m., WWOZ Jazz Tent
Pianist Courtney Bryan composes, arranges and performs music for solos, large jazz ensembles, film scores,and collaborations with dancers and artists. The New Orleans native is an instructor at Columbia University and is pursuing a doctorate in music composition. She released This Little Light of Mine in 2010.

Bryan Lee & the Blues Power Band
11:15 a.m., Blues Tent
Bryan Lee, aka the Braille Blues Daddy, has been a New Orleans fixture since 1982. Blind since the age of eight, the blues rhythm guitarist and singer was drawn to the blues while listening to late night radio. He is backed by bassist David Hyde, guitarist Brent Johnson and drummer John Perkins.

Red Hawk Hunters Mardi Gras Indians
11:15 a.m., Jazz & Heritage Stage
Big Chief Nathan Burke leads one of the newer Mardi Gras Indian tribes.

Zulu Male Ensemble
11:15 a.m., Gospel Tent
Comprised of male members from the Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club, the group sings traditional gospel music.

The Bucktown All-Stars
11:20 a.m., Acura Stage
For two decades, this local band has offered a mix of '60s R&B, '70s funk and classic Big Easy tunes powered by a lively horn section.

11:20 a.m., Gentilly Stage
Javier Gutierrez leads this Latin group blending salsa and jazz into its Caribbean rhythms. Piano, bass and a powerful brass section fuel its high-energy performance.

Connie Jones & the Crescent City Jazz Band
11:20 a.m., Economy Hall Tent
Trumpeter Connie Jones leads the Crescent City Jazz Band through a repertoire of traditional jazz.

Lesa Cormier & the Sundown Playboys
11:20 a.m., Fais Do- Do Stage
Accordionist Lionel Cormier initially founded the Cajun music band in 1945. When Lionel died, his son, drummer Lesa Cormier, took the lead. He is joined by his son in the band, which tours nationally.

Zazou City
11:20 a.m., Lagniappe Stage
Bart Ramsey leads this gypsy jazz ensemble.

Pastor Tyrone Jefferson
Noon, Gospel Tent
Pastor Tyrone Jefferson typically leads a 50-member choir from the New Orleans Abundant Life Tabernacle. The group released its debut album, Takin' It Back to Church, in 2010.

Erica Falls
12:20 p.m., Congo Square Stage
Blending soul, jazz and funk into her performances, this New Orleans native has recorded with No Doubt, Irma Thomas, Sting and Joss Stone, to name a few. She released her debut album Me Myself & Music last year.

Big Al Carson & the Blues Masters
12:20 p.m., Blues Tent
Vocalist Big Al Carson is known for his big voice, personality and adult nursery rhymes. His blues outfit is a Bourbon Street fixture.

Kumbuka African Drum and Dance Collective
12:20 p.m., Jazz & Heritage Stage
Kumbuka African Drum and Dance collective performs Dance de Calinda (Dances of Congo Square) and dances from Haiti and West Africa and work influenced by Mardi Gras Indians. The group celebrated its 30th anniversary in November.

Phillip Manuel
12:25 p.m., WWOZ Jazz Tent
Neighbor Aaron Neville convinced Phillip Manuel to start singing seriously at an early age and Manuel got his first paid job when he was 11. Manuel has released several jazz albums, including the acclaimed Love Happened to Me (2000). He delved into rhythm and blues on his 2007 album PM.


12:25 p.m., Fais Do- Do Stage
In 1995, 8-year-old accordionist Chris Stafford and 11-year-old fiddler Chris Segura formed Feufollet to play traditional Cajun music. As they've grown, the band has incorporated modern sounds in original material. The band released En Couleurs in 2010.

Ingrid Lucia
12:25 p.m., Lagniappe Stage
At age 11, Ingrid Lucia began singing with her family's band, The Flying Neutrinos, when they busked on the streets of the French Quarter. As she matured, she developed a smooth, sultry voice and focused on jazz. She released Midnight Rendezvous in 2010.

Kidd Simmons' Local International Allstars
12:30 p.m., Economy Hall Tent
British native John "Kidd" Simmons picked up the trumpet after being influenced by the sounds of George "Kid Sheik" Cola. He moved to New Orleans in 1970 and leads the Local International Allstars, which combines fellow expatriots and New Orleans musicians.

Wayne Toups & ZyDeCajun
12:35 p.m., Acura Stage
Crowley native Wayne Toups combines rock 'n' roll, Cajun and zydeco blues for his energetic accordion-led band.

Joe Hall & the Louisiana Cane Cutters
1:35 p.m., Fais Do-Do Stage
Joe Hall & the Cane Cutters play traditional Creole, zydeco and Cajun music, often drawing from the work of Boozoo Chavis, Alphonse "Bois Sec" Ardoin, Canray Fontenot and Marc Savoy.


Theresa Andersson
12:40 p.m., Gentilly Stage
The Swedish-born singer is famous for her one-woman shows in which she uses pedals to loop effects for her solo performances. Her career took off nationally with Hummingbird, Go! in 2008 and she just released Street Parade.

Connie & Dwight Fitch with the St. Raymond/St. Leo the Great Choir
12:50 p.m., Gospel Tent
The husband and wife singing duo will be backed by members from two church choirs.

Reggie Hall & the Twilighters featuring Lady Bee
1:25 p.m., Blues Tent
Pianist Reggie Hall wrote the R&B hit "You Talk Too Much" for Fats Domino, but Joe Jones made it into a hit. Lady Bee handles vocals for the reformed band The Twighlighters.

Donald Harrison
1:30 p.m., Congo Square Stage
Saxophonist Donald Harrison pioneered a sound he dubs "nouveau swing," which incorporates Mardi Gras Indian beats, hip-hop and swing elements into modern jazz. He released Quantum Leap in 2010.

Baritone Bliss
1:40 p.m., WWOZ Jazz Tent
Dirty Dozen Brass Band alum Roger Lewis is joined by baritone sax players Tony Dagradi, Calvin Johnson and Tim Green and Dan Oestreicher on bass saxophone.


Mark Braud & the New Orleans Jazz Giants
1:40 p.m., Economy Hall Tent
New Orleans native and trumpeter Mark Braud leads his traditional jazz band. A member of the musical Brunious family, Braud began playing professionally at 15 and has performed with Harry Connick Jr.'s band and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.

Forgotten Souls Brass Band
1:40 p.m., Jazz & Heritage Stage
The Forgotten Souls Brass Band fuses jazz, funk, hip-hop and Mardi Gras Indian sounds into its contemporary brass band music.

Donnie Bolden Jr. & the Spirit of Elijah
1:45 p.m., Gospel Tent
Donnie Bolden Jr. is the musical director and praise leader of Jesus Ministries in Abbeville. As a contemporary gospel singer, he was nominated for two Rhythm of Gospel Awards for his 2009 debut album It's in the Praise.

John Lawrence & Ven Pa' Ca
1:45 p.m., Lagniappe Stage
John Lawrence leads the Flamenco act, which is complete with a saxophone, percussion, singers, and of course, Flamenco dancers.


Marcia Ball
1:55 p.m., Acura Stage
Nominated for a 2012 Grammy for Best Blues Album, the Texas-born and Louisiana raised singer delivers honest ballads, soulful blues and a bit of rock 'n' roll. She released Roadside Attractions in 2011.

Bruce Hornsby and the Noisemakers
2:05 p.m., Gentilly Stage
Bruce Hornsby announced his arrival with the 1986 hit "The Way It Is" and won a 1987 Grammy win for Best New Artist. The pianist/singer has since experimented with jazz, pop, blues, country and bluegrass sounds. Bride of the Noisemakers was released in 2011.

Wanda Rouzan & a Taste of New Orleans
2:40 p.m., Blues Tent
The singer, actor and teacher fuses jazz, funk, rhythm and blues into energetic performance as she leads A Taste of New Orleans. She was a familiar face on the second season of HBO's Treme.

St. Joseph the Worker Choir
2:40 p.m., Gospel Tent
Clark Knighten leads the Catholic church choir from Marrero in traditional praise songs.

The Pedrito Martinez Group
2:45 p.m., Congo Square Stage
Cuban native and percussionist Pedrito Martinez formed the band in 2008 with musicians from Cuba, Peru and Venezuela. The New York City-based group focuses on Afro-Cuban rumba traditions, bata rhythms and vocal chants.

Germaine Bazzle
2:45 p.m., WWOZ Tent
Sometimes referred to as the "First Lady of Jazz," Germaine Bazzle captivates audiences with her rich tones and playful and creative scatting, in which she imitates instruments, such as the trumpet or saxophone.

Yvette Landry Band
2:50 p.m., Lagniappe Stage
Yvette Landry accompanied the Pine Leaf Boys, Red Stick Ramblers and Bill Kirchen on tour before beginning her solo career. The country/folk singer and guitarist released her debut solo album Should Have Known in 2010.

Bruce Daigrepont Cajun Band
2:55 p.m., Fais Do- Do Stage
The Cajun accordionist Bruce Daigrepont leads the weekly fais do-do Cajun dance party at Tipitina's. Daigrepont is working on a new album, Jamais de la Vie.

Doreen's Jazz New Orleans
3 p.m., Economy Hall Tent
Long familiar for playing in the streets of the French Quarter, Doreen Ketchens is a passionate clarinet player and favors traditional New Orleans sounds. She released Doreen's Jazz Volume XVIII Triple Threat Series — New Orleans' Best Kept Secrets in 2011.

Golden Blade Mardi Gras Indians
3 p.m., Jazz & Heritage Stage
Big Chief Derrick Hulin leads this Uptown Mardi Gras Indian tribe.

Grace Potter & the Nocturnals
3:25 p.m., Acura Stage
Initially a favorite on the jam band circuit, this Vermont-based band has since shown its range with the high energy "Paris (Ooh La La)," and the emotionally driven "Till the Morning Comes." Potter also joined country star Kenny Chesney in the duet "You and Tequila." The band will release The Lion The Beast The Beat in June.

Ted Winn
3:35 p.m., Gospel Tent
Formerly of the Ted & Sheri Duo, the Memphis native lends his smooth R&B tones to gospel lyrics. Now based in Atlanta, Winn released Balance in 2009.

3:45 p.m., Gentilly Stage
Trombonists Mark Mullins and Craig Klein founded this trombone-heavy brass-funk band in 1998. It's reinterpreted brass band music and delves into heavy psychedelic-tinged rock. Bonerama released Hard Times in 2009.

Terri Lyne Carrington's Mosaic
3:50 p.m., WWOZ Jazz Tent
Terri Lyne Carrington was nominated for a Grammy in 1989 for her debut album Real Life Story. The drummer/vocalist fuses soul and funk into smooth jazz sounds. Her fifth album, The Mosaic Project, which features female vocalists and musicians, won a 2012 Grammy Award for Best Vocal Jazz Album.


3:55 p.m., Congo Square Stage
Rapper Mystikal brokethrough with the 1998 album Ghetto Fabulous, which yielded the hits "Shake Ya Ass," "Ghetto Fabulous" and "I Smell Smoke." Since 2001's Tarantula, ongoing legal issues have resulted in more than six years in prison.


Deacon John
4 p.m., Blues Tent
Though he had made a career out of session work and leading his own party band, the ever dapperly dressed guitarist Deacon John Moore didn't record his own album until he was nearly 50. He's made a name for himself playing jump blues, and as a longtime president of the local musicians union is an advocate for professional musicians.

The Revealers
4:15 p.m., Jazz & Heritage Stage
Formed in 1996, The Revealers incorporate New Orleans' sounds into its reggae.

The Jim McCormick Band
4:15 p.m., Lagniappe Stage
A songwriter with BMG Chrysalis, the New Orleans native's work has been recorded by Trisha Yearwood and Tim McGraw. Now splitting his time between New Orleans and Nashville, Jim McCormick regularly performs at music festivals throughout the country.

Topsy Chapman & Solid Harmony
4:20 p.m., Economy Hall Tent
Topsy Chapman began singing in church and formed the gospel group the Chapman Singers in 1972. Now known as Solid Harmony, the female group sings and array of traditional New Orleans music as well as gospel. The group includes Chapman's daughters Yolanda Windsay and Jolynda Phillips, and Wendy Myles.

Sarah Jarosz
4:20 p.m., Fais Do- Do Stage
The multi-talented Texas native sings and plays mandolin, octave mandolin, claw hammer banjo and guitar. Jarosz' debut album, Song Up in Her Head, garnered the young musician a Grammy nomination for Best Country Instrumental Performance. She released her sophomore album Follow Me Down in 2011.

Mavis Staples
4:50 p.m., Gospel Tent
The Chicago native began her music career as part of her family's band The Staple Singers. The R&B, gospel and soul singer is a Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and a recipient of a lifetime achievement Grammy. Her most recent album, You Are Not Alone (2010), features her unique spin on traditional gospel tunes as well as original tracks.

Zac Brown Band
5:20 p.m., Acura Stage
The Zac Brown Band's first major release The Foundation (2009) charted five Number One singles including "Chicken Fried" and "Free." Since then, the Atlanta-based country group has won two Grammy awards and released three albums, including 2010's You Get What You Give.

Rodrigo y Gabriela and C.U.B.A.
5:30 p.m., Gentilly Stage
Guitarist Rodrigo Sanchez and guitarist/percussionist Gabriela Quintero comprise the Mexican acoustic rock duo, fusing rock and world music into their dynamic songs. The duo is touring with the Cuban orchestra C.U.B.A., which appears on the their fourth studio album, Area 52, to be released in June.

Ziggy Marley
5:35 p.m., Congo Square Stage
The eldest son of reggae legend Bob Marley, Ziggy Marley originally led the family band, called the Melody Makers. He took the group in a more pop-oriented direction and eventually pursued solo projects. He's touring in support of his 2011 release Wild and Free.

Delfeayo Marsalis & the Uptown Orchestra
5:35 p.m., WWOZ Jazz Tent
The trombonist, producer and composer has produced more than 100 recordings for artists such as Spike Lee, Harry Connick Jr., and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Known for his inventiveness and technical mind, Marsalis released the album Sweet Thunder in 2010.

Little Anthony & The Imperials
5:35 p.m., Blues Tent
The rhythm and blues/doo-wop group formed in New York in the late 1950s, becoming a hit with its first single "Tears on My Pillow." The group reunited in 1992, and celebrated its 50th anniversary with the 2008 release You'll Never Know, featuring new and old songs.

Brass Bed
5:45 p.m., Lagniappe Stage
This Lafayette quartet twists its rock sound with synthesizers and pedal steel guitars and delves into psychedelia. It released Melt White in 2010.

Wycliffe Gordon Quintet: Hello Pops a Tribute to Louis Armstrong
5:50 p.m., Economy Hall Tent
Named trombonist of the year by the Jazz Journalist Association for the sixth time in 2011, Wycliffe Gordon is known for his straight jazz style and mastery of plunger mute. The Georgia native's 2011 album Hello Pops! is a tribute to Louis Armstrong.

Hot 8 Brass Band
5:50 p.m., Jazz & Heritage Stage
The Hot 8 Brass Band is known for high-energy, funky brass band sounds. The group was featured in Spike Lee's documentary When the Levees Broke.

Lil' Nathan & the Zydeco Big Timers6 p.m., Fais Do-Do Stage
Son of zydeco stalwart Nathan Williams Sr., Lil' Nathan is a skilled accordionist and singer who infuses traditional zydeco with modern twists. The St. Martinville native's fifth album, Live at 2011 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, was released last year.

Pastor Terry Guilage & the Greater Mount Calvary Voices of Redemption Choir
6:05 p.m., Gospel Tent
Pastor Guilage leads the 47-member church choir in traditional and contemporary gospel arrangements.

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