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New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival 2010 Guide: Friday, April 24

A handy guide for oldies music fans


New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival 2010 Guide: Friday, April 24

Simon and Garfunkel last year

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is an embarrassment of riches for music lovers, touching not just upon jazz music but also lots of R&B, blues, rock, gospel, world music, hip-hop, and cajun/zydeco. So how can an oldies fan best spend his time at the 2010 "Fest"? Here's a handy day-by-day guide from yours truly, who's been going since he was a child. Remember to come back for the next day's schedule!

Saturday, April 24

11:25am: Tin Men
Acura Stage
A shaggy-dog approach to trad-jazz, featuring washboard, tuba, and guitar. A must-see!

12:05 pm: A Tribute To Marva Wright
Blues Tent
An all-star tribute to the recently deceased singer, the greatest blues diva in the city.

1:00 pm: Big Sam's Funky Nation
Congo Square "My Louisiana" Stage
The trombonist for the Dirty Dozen Brass Band has his own, even funkier band.

2:25 pm: Walter "Wolfman" Washington and the Roadmasters
Congo Square "My Louisiana" Stage
A guitarist who's backed Johnny Adams and Irma Thomas, and a well-kept secret.

3:30 pm: funky Meters
Acura Stage
The jam-band version of the legendary funk innovators The Meters, and just as beloved.

5:15 pm: Simon and Garfunkel
Acura Stage
The first Jazz Fest appearance for this pioneering folk-rock duo. Also their only gig of 2010!

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