The 2015 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

Previews, interviews, maps, picks, food, a printable schedule and more

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The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival concludes with four days of music, parades, food and more. Headliners include Elton John, Jerry Lee Lewis, Steve Winwood, No Doubt, Buddy Guy, Terence Blanchard, The Meters, Alison Krauss, Widespread Panic, Shooter Jennings, Kacey Musgraves, Estelle, Sturgill Simpson and many others. This year the festival honors the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts on its 40th anniversary, and the NOCCA Pavilion features exhibitions and performances by students, teachers and alumni.

  On the following pages, Count Basin™ offers daily music recommendations, interviews with artists and a pullout section with a map, daily schedules and information. Look for daily recaps at


Gambit’s picks for Week 2 of Jazz Fest

Thursday, April 30

Friday, May 1

Saturday, May 2

Sunday, May 3


The Word

Monty Alexander

Shooter Jennings

Pres Hall Brass

Cecile McLorin Salvant

Music Picks


The cubes: Printable schedules to plan your weekend

A map of Jazz Fest on the Fair Grounds

The 411: All you need to know about going to Jazz Fest


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