Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Allmans, Joe Lovano, Baaba Maal, Stanley Clarke to Play New Orleans Jazz Fest?

UPDATE (12/11): Irma Thomas and Marcia Ball were just added to the list. I'll keep adding names as the info/rumors roll in.

It's looking like saxophone great Joe Lovano, bass god Stanley Clarke, world music star Baaba Maal, and enduring Southern jam-rockers the Allman Brothers will play next year's Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans, slated for April 23 through May 2.

That's in addition to all the great New Orleans talent -- so far, including the Radiators, Galactic, Paul Sanchez, the subdudes, Steve Riley, and Russell Batiste.

Those are among the facts and rumors I've been seeing online, at Pollstar and on the Jazz Fest's chat board.

The official announcement is coming very soon - UPDATE: probably sometimes between now and Tuesday. Meanwhile, here's a very tentative day-by-day schedule.

The Allmans reportedly will play "in April," which could mean first weekend OR second weekend.

Fri 04/23/10
Baaba Maal
Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys
Joe Lovano
Elvin Bishop
Spencer Bohren
NEW: Irma Thomas

Sun 04/25/10
Grayson Capps
Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba
Original Dixieland Jazz Band
Darius Rucker
NEW: Marcia Ball
Thurs 04/29
Average White Band
Blues Traveler
Paul Sanchez
Susan Cowsill

Fri 04/30/10
Jose Feliciano
Stanley Clarke
Steve Riley

Sat 05/01/10
Kenny Wayne Shepherd
Russell Batiste and Friends
Ernie Vincent
NEW: Irma Thomas

Sun 05/02/10
Monk Ensemble
Richie Havens
Margie Perez
Some Like It Hot Band

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