2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival :: Sunday, May 6



12:15 p.m. TBC Brass Band with Prince of Wales and Original Lady Buckjumpers Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs

1:20 p.m. Wild Tchoupitoulas and Wild Apaches Mardi Gras Indians

3:10 p.m. Buffalo Hunters and Apache Hunters Mardi Gras Indians

4:15 p.m. Highsteppers Brass Band with Lady Rollers, Nine Times Ladies and Original C.T.C. Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs


Native American Pow Wow
Folklife Stage in Louisiana Folklife Village

12:15 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:05 p.m. Native Nations Intertribal


Cultural Exchange Pavilion

2:15 p.m. Indian practice

3:30 p.m. Buffalo Hunters and Apache Hunters Mardi Gras Indians

4:50 p.m. Golden Commanche Mardi Gras Indians




Rotary Downs
11:10 a.m., Acura Stage
The New Orleans band plays psychedelic pop rock with fuzzy roots-tinged strains topped with James Marler's laconic vocals and cerebral lyrics.

Ceasar Elloie
11:10 a.m., Congo Square Stage
Born in New Orleans, Ceasar Elloie learned the full canon of local sounds from early exposure to gospel in church to traditional New Orleans jazz. He performs everything from funk and soul to jazz and R&B. He released New Orleans to Paris in 2010.

Rocks of Harmony
11:10 a.m., Gospel Tent
This all-male traditional gospel group has performed together for five decades.

Chris Clifton & His All-Stars
11:15 a.m., Economy Hall Tent
Trumpeter Chris Clifton is a former bandmate of Louis Armstrong and leads this traditional New Orleans jazz band.

Jockimo's Groove feat. War Chief Juan
11:15 a.m., Jazz & Heritage Stage
Jockimo's Groove is led by vocalist and Mardi Gras Indian War Chief Juan Pardo, and it combines Indian percussion with a funky backing band.

Creole String Beans
11:20 a.m., Gentilly Stage
Guitarist Rick Olivier, bassist Rob Savoy and saxophonist Derek Huston lead this swamp pop and old-school New Orleans R&B outfit. The band released Shrimp Boots & Vintage Suits in 2011.


Brother Dege
11:20 a.m., Blues Tent
Brother Dege updates folk and Delta blues with his warbling slide guitar playing and incorporates punk, hard rock and psychedelic sounds. His forthcoming album How to Kill a Horse will be released in fall.

Jambalaya Cajun Band
11:20 a.m., Fais Do- Do Stage
Together since the late 1970s, the Jambalaya Cajun Band plays traditional Cajun music. The band is led by songwriter and fiddler Terry Huval, known for his signature red cap.

Lynn Drury
11:20 a.m., Lagniappe Stage
Singer/songwriter Lynn Drury released the emotionally charged Sugar on the Floor in 2011. Her style combines New Orleans grooves and a bit of country twang from her native Mississippi.

UNO Jazz Allstars
11:30 a.m., WWOZ Jazz Tent
This ensemble features students in the University of New Orleans jazz studies program.

Kim Che're
Noon, Gospel Tent
A native of New York, Kim Che're moved to New Orleans in the early 1990s and became a familiar voice on the radio. She sings contemporary gospel and tours regularly. In 2008, she released Free to Be Me.

12:15 p.m., Acura Stage
At the front of Supagroup, brothers Chris and Benji Lee channel AC/DC and beefy 1970s guitar rock. In 2011, it released Hail! Hail! which is full of references to Heavy Metal, the movie.

Davina & the Vagabonds
12:20 p.m., Blues Tent
Pianist/vocalist Davina Sowers leads this Minnesota quintet, which fuses an upbeat repertoire from blues, jazz, ragtime and big band influences.

Louisiana Repertory Jazz Ensemble
12:20 p.m., Economy Hall Tent
This large ensemble focuses on styles from the early decades of recorded jazz and classics such as "Tiger Rag" and "Livery Stable Blues."

Higher Heights
12:20 p.m., Jazz & Heritage Stage
Higher Heights is a local reggae and roots music band led by Cheryl McKay.

Mem Shannon & the Membership
12:25 p.m., Congo Square Stage
Guitarist Mem Shannon plays B.B. King-style blues with funky New Orleans accents. His latest release is 2007's Live: A Night at Tipitina's.

Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers
12:30 p.m., Gentilly Stage
Kermit Ruffins is a gravel-voiced singer and trumpeter and ever popular man about town. He released Happy Talk in 2010 and it climbed to No. 5 on Billboard's jazz chart. His swinging-style of New Orleans jazz has been popular in local barrooms and concert halls since he left the Rebirth Brass Band in the early 1990s.

Tanya & Dorise
12:30 p.m., Lagniappe Stage
For more than a decade, this duo has busked and entertained on the streets of New Orleans and in wide-ranging travels in Europe and the Caribbean. With Dorise Blackman on banjo and guitar and Tanya Huang on violin, they play everything from folk to pop tunes.

Red Stick Ramblers
12:35 p.m., Fais Do- Do Stage
Based out of Eunice, La., the Red Stick Ramblers is an upbeat string band that plays a mix of Cajun, country, honky tonk and Western swing music.

Gregory Agid
12:45 p.m., WWOZ Jazz Tent
Gregory Agid had already taken up the clarinet when his family moved to New Orleans when he was 12 years old. He focuses on modern jazz styles instead of the traditional sounds one might expect from a local clarinetist. He will lead his quartet through original material and a tribute to his mentor, Alvin Batiste, in this performance.


Jo "Cool" Davis with James "Sugar Boy" Crawford
12:50 p.m., Gospel Tent
Gospel singer Jo "Cool" Davis is joined by New Orleans R&B legend James "Sugar Boy" Crawford. Crawford wrote "Jock-A-Mo," which was turned into the Dixie Cups' hit "Iko Iko," and he led the band Sugar Boy and his Cane Cutters. Later in life, Crawford dedicated himself to gospel.

1:25 p.m., Acura Stage
This local hard-jamming funk ensemble released Carnivale Electricos on Fat Tuesday. A partial detour from recent collaborations with hip-hop DJs, the album features beats from the music and Carnival cultures of Brazil and the Caribbean as well as local Mardi Gras Indian beats, and Mystikal and Mannie Fresh also contributed to tracks.


TBC Brass Band
1:25 p.m., Jazz & Heritage Stage
Now a decade old, the "To Be Continued" Brass Band has stuck with its once temporary name and continues to play contemporary New Orleans brass band music incorporating R&B and hip-hop.

1:30 p.m., Congo Square Stage
Erica, Lisa and Elaine, who represents the "S" as Smiley, sing everything from blues and rock to 1960s girl group hits, especially R&B, soul and Motown favorites.

Charmaine Neville Band
1:30 p.m., Blues Tent
Chanteuse Charmaine Neville's repertoire is steeped in her funky New Orleans family's R&B, and she also performs jazz ballads and blues tunes. Her band includes pianist Amasa Miller, guitarist Detroit Brooks, bassist Jesse Boyd and Gerald French on drums.

Orange Kellin's New Orleans DeLuxe Orchestra
1:30 p.m., Economy Hall Tent
A native of Sweden, clarinetist Orange Kellin moved to New Orleans in 1966 to play traditional jazz. He was the musical supervisor for the hit One Mo' Time.

Zion Harmonizers
1:35 p.m., Gospel Tent
Originally assembled in the 1940s, the Zion Harmonizers is one of the area's longest continually active gospel groups and has performed at every Jazz Fest.


Tom McDermott & Friends
1:40 p.m., Lagniappe Stage
Pianist Tom McDermott is a master of traditional New Orleans jazz as well as Brazilian and French roots music. For this set of primarily traditional jazz, he's joined by frequent collaborator clarinetist Evan Christopher, trumpeter Kevin Clark and vocalist Meschiya Lake.

Keith Frank & the Soileau Zydeco Band
1:55 p.m., Fais Do-Do Stage
Accordionist/vocalist Keith Frank leads the mellow and grooving Soileau Zydeco Band.

funky Meters
2 p.m., Gentilly Stage
Original Meters Art Neville and George Porter Jr. added drummer Russell Batiste to carry the mantle of the seminal New Orleans funk band, The Meters, and the group has alternately included guitarists Brian Stoltz and Ian Neville, who currently focuses on Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk.

A Living Tribute to Harold Battiste feat. Jesse McBride, Ellis Marsalis and Germaine Bazzle
2:05 p.m., WWOZ Jazz Tent
Besides his work as a musician, Battiste is known for founding the first African-American musician-owned label (All For One), arranging Sam Cooke's "You Send Me" and producing Sonny and Cher's "I Got You Babe." He joined Ellis Marsalis on the faculty of the University of New Orleans jazz studies program.

Ninevah Baptiste Church Mass Choir
2:30 p.m., Gospel Tent
This large mass choir is based out of Metairie's Nineveh Baptist Church.


The Bounce Shake Down feat. Big Freedia, Katey Red, Keedy Black and DJ Poppa
2:35 p.m., Congo Square Stage
This showcase features some of New Orleans' top bounce artists — Big Freedia and Katey Red — rapping at the triggerman beat's furious pace in the local call and response style.

Glen David Andrews
2:40 p.m., Blues Tent
Trombonist/vocalist Glen David Andrews performs a steamy mix of jazz, funky brass sounds and New Orleans standards.

Los Hombres Calientes feat. Bill Summers and Irvin Mayfield
2:50 p.m., Jazz & Heritage Stage
Los Hombres Calientes was formed to explore Latin jazz sounds, and master percussionist Bill Summers incorporates a wide array of Afro-Cuban and world beats.

Greg Stafford's Jazz Hounds
3 p.m., Economy Hall Tent
Trumpeter Greg Stafford focuses on traditional New Orleans jazz. He took over the Jazz Hounds from the legendary banjoist and brass band revivalist Danny Barker.

Ed Volker
3 p.m., Lagniappe Stage
Former Radiator keyboardist Ed Volker, aka Zeke, wrote prolifically for that band and also wrote a lot of his own material, stretching beyond the Radiators jammy rock sounds.


Foo Fighters
3:10 p.m., Acura Stage
Guitarist Dave Grohl formed the Foo Fighters as he recovered from the difficult end of Nirvana. By 2000, it had climbed to the top of the alt-rock world with hits like "My Hero" and "Learn to Fly." The band has collected four Best Rock Album Grammys, including one for 2011's Wasting Light.


Boutte Family Sunday Praise
3:30 p.m., Gospel Tent
This family affair of talented vocalists includes John Boutte, Lillian Boutte, and Tricia "Teedy" Boutte-Langlo, Lorna Boutte-Delay, Tanya Boutte-Elsworth and Arsene Delay.

Bonnie Raitt
3:45 p.m., Gentilly Stage
Since the 1970s, Bonnie Raitt has distinguished herself as a singer/songwriter, incorporating blues, country and roots sounds, though to many she is best known for pop hits like "Something to Talk About" and "Nick of Time" and the ballad "I Can't Make You Love Me." She's won nine Grammys. Her latest album Slipstream is out this month.

Rebirth Brass Band
3:45 p.m., Congo Square Stage
Since its founding in the early 1980s, the Rebirth Brass Band has been one of the city's top contemporary brass bands, incorporating R&B, rock and New Orleans funk while producing anthemic brass band tunes like "Do Watcha Wanna." The band's album Rebirth of New Orleans earned the band a regional roots music Grammy in 2012, the first for a New Orleans brass band.

David Sanborn and Joey DeFrancesco
3:45 p.m., WWOZ Jazz Tent
Saxophonist David Sanborn has performed and recorded in an array of popular music genres, including R&B, pop, rock and jazz. His crossover work has made him popular with fans of smooth jazz. Joey DeFrancesco succeeds his father as a top jazz organist.

Asleep at the Wheel
3:45 p.m., Fais Do-Do Stage
Austin, Texas' Asleep at the Wheel combines country, Western swing, boogie and roots music sounds. In 40 years together, it has released more than 20 albums, including 2010's It's a Good Day.

Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience
4 p.m., Blues Tent
Grammy-winner Terrance Simien has played zydeco music for nearly three decades and is also an ambassador for the Creole culture of Acadiana. He's incorporated New Orleans funk into the band's sound and collaborated with artists in many musical genres.

George French & the New Orleans Storyville Jazz Band
4:20 p.m., Economy Hall Tent
Bassist/vocalist George French comes from one of New Orleans' musical families and is a veteran of its jazz and R&B scenes. With the New Orleans Storyville Jazz Band, he focuses on traditional jazz.

Bo Dollis & the Wild Magnolias
4:25 p.m., Jazz & Heritage Stage
Legendary Big Chief Bo Dollis is known for his cutting, gravely vocals on classic Mardi Gras Indian recordings like "Handa Wanda." He still leads the Wild Magnolias tribe, but he shares singing duties with his son.

4:25 p.m., Lagniappe Stage
Javier Olondo leads this pan-Latin band, combining the sounds of Cuba, Puerto Rico and other Caribbean influences.

Stars of Heaven
4:50 p.m., Gospel Tent
For two decades, this Chicago-based quintet has toured and sang contemporary gospel. In 2010, the group released Wait on the Lord.

DJ Captain Charles
4:55 p.m., Congo Square Stage
DJ Captain Charles spins hip-hop, bounce, R&B and soul music in this short set.


Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
5:30 p.m., Blues Tent
Backed by the Dap-Kings' large horn section, powerhouse vocalist Sharon Jones channels R&B, soul and funk of the 1960s and '70s. Since 2000, the band has been at the forefront of the soul revival. The group released Soul Time last year.


Preservation Hall & Friends 50th Anniversary Celebration
5:35 p.m., Gentilly Stage
The Preservation Hall Jazz Band is joined by a host of special guests including Allen Toussaint, Trombone Shorty, Lionel Ferbos, Jim James, Bonnie Raitt, Ani DiFranco, Steve Earle and Jazz Fest founder George Wein.

Maze feat. Frankie Beverly
5:35 p.m., Congo Square Stage
For 35 years, Frankie Beverly and Maze has issued a steady stream of smooth funk, soul and R&B. Maze recorded an early live album at the Saenger Theater in New Orleans and the 1980s albums Can't Stop the Love and Silky Soul both reached No. 1 on Billboard's R&B chart. The band released a greatest hits collection last year.

Blodie's Jazz Jam
5:40 p.m., WWOZ Jazz Tent
Dirty Dozen Brass Band member Greg "Blodie" Davis hosts his annual jazz jam with a wide array of special guests.

The Neville Brothers
5:45 p.m., Acura Stage
Brothers Art (keyboards), Aaron (vocals), Charles (sax) and Cyril (percussion) Neville close out the Jazz & Heritage Festival with set of signature New Orleans funk and R&B. The family band has performed together since the late 1970s, when several brothers worked on a Wild Magnolias' album.

Rockin' Dopsie Jr. & the Zydeco Twisters
5:45 p.m., Fais Do- Do Stage
A consummate showman, Rockin' Dopsie Jr. took over his legendary father Rockin' Dopsie Sr.'s band in 1993 and blends contemporary hits into the repertoire of zydeco favorites.

Ruby Wilson's Tribute to Bessie Smith and Ma Rainey
5:50 p.m., Economy Hall Tent
A native of Texas, Ruby Wilson started singing professionally at the age of 16. She set up her throne on Memphis' Beale Street and released 10 albums, focusing on the blues but adding a little soul. She pays tribute to blues legends Bessie Smith and Ma Rainey.

New Orleans Nightcrawlers
5:50 p.m., Jazz & Heritage Stage
Fronted by trombonist Craig Klein, saxophonists Brent Rose and Jason Mingledorf and sousaphonist Matt Perrine, the Nightcrawlers is a popular brass band known for sophisticated arrangements and putting the occasional funky spin on classic brass band tunes. Its most recent release is 2009's Slither Slice.

Bobby Lounge
5:50 p.m., Lagniappe Stage
Not quite Liberace, not quite Tom Lehrer, Bobby Lounge is an eccentric crooner who makes his annual Jazz Fest appearance, emerging from his "iron lung" with the help of his nurse/assistant Gina Pontevecchio, to sing outlandish tales from the Northshore.

Craig Adams & Higher Dimensions of Praise
6:05 p.m., Gospel Tent
Keyboardist/vocalist Craig Adams leads this large New Orleans gospel choir, and he is also accomplished as a soul and R&B singer.

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