Funkify Your Soul With the New Orleans Jazz Festival 2017 Lineup

The double weekend New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has revealed their typically mammoth 2017 lineup. Unlike other marathon fests (Coachella, Austin City Limits),...

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2017 New Orleans Jazz Fest performers

The 2017 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival presented by Shell (aka Jazz Fest) official schedule of artists. National headliners this year are Stevie Wonder, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Maroon 5, Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds and the Kings of Leon. Scroll down after the video for the complete list.

2017 JazzFest: April 28 to April 30, and from May 4 to May 7

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Stevie WonderTom Petty & The HeartbreakersMaroon 5Dave Matthews and Tim ReynoldsKings of LeonUsher & The RootsHarry Connick, Jr. Meghan TrainorLordeSnoop DoggAlabama ShakesPitbullWidespread PanicTrey Anastasio BandTrombone Shorty & Orleans AvenueEarth, Wind & FireWilco Darius RuckerPatti LaBelleNAS with guests The Soul RebelsBuddy GuyThe MetersGeorge BensonAaron NevilleCorinne Bailey RaeIrma ThomasElle KingDr. John Jonny LangTower of PowerJon Batiste and Stay HumanAmos LeePreservation Hall Jazz BandBig FreediaMaze Featuring Frankie Beverly The RevivalistsLeon BridgesIvan Neville’s DumpstaphunkDawesGalacticBlues TravelerSouthside Johnny and the Asbury JukesThe MavericksRhiannon GiddensRebirth Brass BandThe Lone BellowBig Sam’s Funky NationBoney JamesHerb Alpert & Lani HallDavell CrawfordMargo PriceJohnnyswimLake Street DiveThe Joey Alexander TrioKenny Wayne Shepherd BandMs. Lisa Fischer & Grand BatonRichard Smallwood & VisionKermit Ruffins & the Barbeque SwingersAnders OsborneTab BenoitSonny Landreth BoyfriendEllis MarsalisChocolate MilkJon ClearyErica Campbell of Mary MaryKenny Barron TrioWilliam BellWalter “Wolfman” Washington & the RoadmastersJohn BouttéDeacon JohnThe Dirty Dozen Brass BandBig Chief Monk Boudreaux & the Golden Eagles Mardi Gras Indians • CUBA COMES TO JAZZ FEST: • Los Van VanChucho Valdes QuintetGente de ZonaPedrito Martinez and the RumbaTelmary y Habana Sana of CubaAdonis y Osain del Monte of CubaSepteto Santiaguero of CubaChangüí Guantánamo of CubaSepteto Nacional Ignacio Piñeiro of CubaDaymé Arocena of CubaConga Los Hoyos of CubaGrupo Caury of CubaLee Konitz QuartetNicholas Payton & Afro Caribbean MixtapePaul Porter A Tribute to Pete Fountain featuring Tim Laughlin, Evan Christopher, Wendell Brunious, Banu Gibson and Izzy HarrellNew Orleans Classic R&B RevueThe Jazz Epistles featuring Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya and Hugh MasekelaNew Orleans R&B Divas featuring The Dixie Cups, Jean Knight and Wanda RouzanHenry Butler’s Jambalaya BandTerence Blanchard featuring the E-Collective Marcia BallMokoomba of ZimbabwePJ MortonWayne Toups The Gospel Soul of Irma ThomasCowboy MouthHot 8 Brass BandTucka Kathy Taylor and FavorLakou Mizik of HaitiVoice of the Wetlands All-StarsGeorge Porter Jr. & Runnin’ PardnersCyril Neville & SwampFunkHoney Island Swamp BandBoneramaJoe Louis WalkerMeschiya Lake and The Little Big HornsBig Chief Donald HarrisonRoddie Romero & the Hub City AllstarsJohn Mooney & BluesianaTank and The Bangas Royal TeethDwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco HellraisersSFJAZZ Collective Plays the Music of Miles DavisOriginal Pinettes Brass Band Judith Owen & Krewe de JudeEddie Cotton & the Mississippi Cotton ClubEric Lindell James Andrews & the Crescent City AllstarsThe Travelin’ McCourysSweet Crude Motel RadioMia BordersKristin Diable & The CityMagnificent 7Gregg Martinez & the Delta Kings’ Swamp Pop Revue feat. GG Shinn, T.K. Hulin & Tommy McLainA Salute to Louis Armstrong featuring Hugh Masekela and Dr. Michael WhiteA Tribute to Buckwheat Zydeco featuring Nathan Williams, C.J. Chenier, Corey Ledet and the Ils Sont Partis BandA Tribute to Jo “Cool” DavisThe Clark SistersBeauSoleil avec Michael DoucetRockin’ Dopsie, Jr. & the Zydeco TwistersDr. Michael White & the Original Liberty Jazz Band featuring Thais ClarkBo Dollis Jr and the Wild MagnoliasThe New Orleans Hip Hop Experience ft. Sqad Up, Denisia, Roca B and T - Ray The Violinist and Dreams 2 RealityJason MarsalisPine Leaf BoysNathan & the Zydeco Cha-ChasMarc Broussard Creole String BeansNew Orleans SuspectsDale WatsonSteve Riley & the Mamou PlayboysDJ Shub Lil’ Buck Sinegal Blues BandBarbara LynnLittle Freddie King Blues Band • and hundreds more!

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The 2017 New Orleans Jazz Fest lineup will be release Friday morning.

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Amazon Acquires Grateful Dead Documentary Long Strange Trip from Director Amir Bar-Lev and Executive Producer Martin Scorsese

Long Strange Trip is a groundbreaking documentary that probes the creative forces, subversive ambitions, and interpersonal dynamics that drove the Grateful Dead in their 30-year quest for moments of collective inspiration

Documentary will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on May 26 in the US and UK with additional territories to be announced

Amazon Acquires Grateful Dead Documentary Long Strange Trip from Director Amir Bar-Lev and Executive Producer Martin Scorsese Long Strange Trip is a groundbreaking documentary that probes the creative forces, subversive ambitions, and interpersonal dynamics that drove the Grateful Dead in their 30-year quest for moments of collective inspiration

Documentary will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on May 26 in the US and UK with additional territories to be announced

Amazon Studios today announced it has acquired Long Strange Trip, an unprecedented four hour documentary about the Grateful Dead from director Amir Bar-Lev (The Tillman Story) and executive producer Martin Scorsese (Silence). Set to debut May 26 on Amazon Prime Video in the US and UK as a six part documentary, with additional territories to be announced, Long Strange Trip probes the creative forces, subversive ambitions, and interpersonal dynamics that drove the Grateful Dead in their 30-year quest for moments of collective inspiration. By inventing a unique fusion of folk, jazz, R&B, avant-garde experimentation, world music and rock and roll, they earned the devotion of the most committed fan base in the music business, while gleefully disdaining every cliché of pop success.

The world premiere of Long Strange Trip will take place at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival. Band members Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, and Bob Weir, as well as Trixie Garcia will be in attendance.

Long Strange Trip is produced by Eric Eisner (Hamlet 2), Nick Koskoff (Bad Hurt), and Alex Blavatnik (For the Love of Spock) who also financed the project. Additional producers include Ken Dornstein (My Brother’s Bomber) and Justin Kreutzmann (The Who: Fragments). Executive producers in addition to Scorsese are Emma Tillinger Koskoff (Silence), Rick Yorn (Wolf of Wall Street), Andrew Heller, Sanford Heller, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Thomas J. Mangan IV (Somewhere Tonight), and Alicia Sams (By The People: The Election of Barack Obama).

“I first reached out to the Grateful Dead about this film back in 2003,” said Bar-Lev. “Since then, everyone who has come aboard has treated this project with a renegade spirit of cooperation and ingenuity worthy of the subject matter. I recognized immediately that Amazon was the perfect distributor when I met their team, and I can’t wait to see how many brains they can infect with the Dead’s contagious brand of anti-establishment fun.”

“I’ve always admired the spirit and creativity of the Grateful Dead,” said Scorsese. “They are revolutionary artists who forever changed the world of touring and recording live music. They were a cultural force—a lifestyle, that continue to influence new generations of fans. This film will entertain and educate audiences about one of the most innovative and groundbreaking American bands of the 20th century.”

“The story of the Grateful Dead is that of music and culture of the 20th Century,” said Joe Lewis, Head of Comedy and Drama, Amazon Studios. “Told with vast scope and an unprecedented cast of real life characters, Amir has taken advantage of this larger than life canvas to make an era-defining musical portrait that we can’t wait to bring to audiences everywhere.”

Bob Weir commented: "Over several decades a group of guys hung together making music in a group that was way tighter and lasted much longer than most marriages. Here's the movie…”

Mickey Hart commented: "Stranger than fiction – a user’s guide for an impossible journey."

On behalf of the producers, Eisner and Blavatnik commented: “We're honored to be involved in this historic, ambitious and passionate undertaking. The Grateful Dead have played and continue to play an integral role not only in our lives, but in the very development of contemporary American society. Amir’s encompassing and engrossing look truly captures the story of this unique band.”

The 30-year odyssey of the Grateful Dead was the most unlikely success story in rock and roll history. Famously averse to publicity, seemingly incapable of recording radio-friendly hits, they flouted music-industry convention by giving their live music away to a global network of tape traders, becoming the highest-grossing concert act in America on word of mouth alone. Executive produced by Scorsese (Silence), Long Strange Trip is the first full-length documentary to explore the fiercely independent vision, insistence on continuous innovation, and uncompromising commitment to their audience that propelled the original jam band from a Bay Area pizza parlor to the ranks of the most enduringly influential musicians of their generation. By assembling candid interviews with the band, road crew, family members, and notable Deadheads, director Bar-Lev (The Tillman Story) unearths the untold history of the Dead and the freewheeling psychedelic subculture that sprouted up around it, while providing poignant insight into the psyche of late lead guitarist Jerry Garcia, who disdained leadership of the increasingly sprawling collective organization that kept the show on the road. With a soundtrack that captures some of the band's most dynamic live performances as well as unguarded moments offstage and never before seen footage and photos, Long Strange Trip is an epic exploration into a uniquely American experiment in radically eclectic music-making that continues to earn the passionate loyalty of generations of fans worldwide.

The deal was negotiated by WME Global on behalf of the filmmakers.

Look for the documentary on Amazon in May.

Trombone Shorty to host third Treme Threauxdown at Saenger during 2017 New Orleans Jazz Fest | Advocate

Contributed photo by Kenny Martinez --
Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews and his band, Orleans Avenue,
open for the Red Hot Chili Peppers at the Smoothie King
Center in New Orleans on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017.

During the 2017 New Orleans Jazz Festival, Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews will once again headline the Saenger Theatre for his annual Treme Threauxdown.
via The Advocate.

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Jazz Fest Grids up for 2017 New Orleans Jazz Fest

The 2017 Jazz fest Grids are up!

Head over to right now to see the latest listings of bands and musicians playing around New Orleans during the weeks of Jazz Fest.

What is Jazz Fest Grids? A crowd-sourced effort via social media. The Grids are the premier source of listings for live music in New Orleans clubs each day and night before, during and after Jazz Fest.

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