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New Orleans festival has jazz and a lot more

Aaron Neville will be performing this month at Jazz Fest in New Orleans and at MASS MoCA in North Adams, Mass. (photo: Michael Hochanadel)
Aaron Neville will be performing this month at Jazz Fest in New Orleans and at MASS MoCA in North Adams, Mass. (photo: Michael Hochanadel)
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About now, I’m waking up in New Orleans, heading to Jazz Fest. Some ask me: Isn’t it too much jazz? No such thing. Jazz Fest has great jazz: Roy Ayers today, Nicholas Payton on Friday, Terence Blanchard then the Stanley Clarke-George Duke Project on Saturday and the Wayne Shorter Quartet on Sunday. But it actually has less jazz than it does many other kinds of music. The Jazz Tent, one of 12 stages, hosts six ...


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