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2009 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

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The 2009 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival marked the return of pre-Katrina level attendance. Despite the national recession, the festival announced sales of more than 400,000 tickets for the seven-day event over two weekends. As usual, producer Quint Davis did a masterful job blending the various musical components, including New Orleans jazz, national jazz acts, ...

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New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival: A Photo Essay

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The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is the grandest of all American music festivals. Each year I attend, and am rejuvenated by the always amazing array of musical talent. The music of New Orleans is anchored by the great New Orleans musical families, such as Barbarin, Lastie, Boutte, Harrison, French, Marsalis, and Batiste. The accompanying ...