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Historic Jazz Fest lineup

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The list of performers who appeared at the first New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival includes music legends such as Mahalia Jackson, Pete Fountain, Al Hirt, Fats Domino and Duke Ellington.

The 1970 lineup also included performers who are still active today, and some of them will even be performing at this year’s 50th anniversary event. They include: Ellis Marsalis, Germaine Bazzle, Clarence “Frogman” Henry, James Rivers, The Zion Harmonizers, The Meters, Lars Edegran and Johnny Vidacovich.

Tune in for coverage of Jazz Fest on WWL & WUPL, and plan your trip to the fest by consulting the complete festival lineup.

WWL-TV, Part of Louisiana Tegna Local

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