WTJU heads down to the Crescent City for three days of New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

WTJU is delighted to once again partner with WWOZ and bring you three days of live broadcasts from New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. This year we will air the April 25. May 3, and May 4 simulcasts which will replace our regular 12-8pm programming.

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, a/k/a Jazz Fest, is a 10-day cultural feast in which thousands of musicians, cooks and craftspeople welcome 400,000 visitors each year. The Louisiana Heritage Fair showcases unforgettable music on multiple stages, delicious Louisiana cuisine in two large food areas, and crafts artisans from the region and around the world demonstrating and selling their work. The Louisiana Heritage Fair is held at the Fair Grounds Race Course over the course of 2 weekends. They are April 25-28 and May 4–7, 2024.

Thursday April 25, 12-8pm

12:15-1:10  Tin Men from Blues Tent 

1:30-2:25 Brother Tyrone and the Mindbenders  from Blues Tent

2:45-3:40 Robert Finley from Blues Tent

3:40-4:40 John Boutte from WWOZ Jazz Tent

5:05-6:20 Lakecia Benjamin from WWOZ Jazz Tent

6:45-8:00 Kenny Barron Trio from WWOZ Jazz Tent

Friday May 3, 12-8pm

12:15-1:00 Joe Lastie’s New Orleans Sound, recorded Thursday May 2 at the Economy Hall Tent
1:20-2:10 Peter Harris & Firm Roots featuring Herlin Riley, Dwight Fitch Jr, Derek Douget, and Ashlin Parker, live from the WWOZ Jazz Tent
2:55-3:45 Charlie Gabriel & Friends, live from the Economy Hall Tent
4:10-5:10 Tribute to Sweet Emma Barrett, featuring Yolanda Robinson and Kiki Chapman with the Lars Edegran Band, live from the Economy Hall Tent
5:25-6:15 Charmaine Neville, recorded Sunday April 28 at the Blues Tent
6:45-8:00 Stefon Harris & Blackout, live from the WWOZ Jazz Tent

Saturday May 4, 12pm-8pm

12:15-1:05 Betty Shirley, recorded Thursday May 2 at the WWOZ Jazz Tent
1:25-2:15 Little Freddie King, live from the Blues Tent
2:35-3:25 Johnny Sansone, live from the Blues Tent
3:45-4:45 Jesse McBride, live from the WWOZ Jazz Tent
5:20-6:15 Young Pinstripe Brass Band, recorded Friday April 26 at the Jazz & Heritage Stage
6:50-8:00 Danilo Perez, John Patitucci, Brian Blade: Legacy of Wayne Shorter, featuring Chris Potter, live from the WWOZ Jazz Tent


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