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2012 Jazz Fest Performers by Date
(updated 04/17/2012)
Friday - April 27, 2012

The Beach Boys - Bon Iver - Steel Pulse - Buckwheat Zydeco - Givers - Zebra - Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 - Gomez - The Texas Tornados f/ Flaco Jimenez, Augie Myers, and Shawn Sahm - The Dixie Cups - Cubano Be, Cubano Bop: Poncho Sanchez & His Latin Band feat. Terence Blanchard - Chuck Leavell & Friends with special guest Bonnie Bramblett - Irma Thomas Tribute to Mahalia Jackson - Eric Lindell - The Classic New Orleans R&B Revue feat. Frankie Ford, Al "Carnival Time" Johnson, Robert "Barefootin" Parker, and Blue Eyed Soul - James Andrews & the Crescent City Allstars - BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet - Butch Thompson - Kirk Joseph's Backyard Groove - Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band - Leyla McCalla - Sasha Masakowski - Johnny Sketch & the Dirty Notes - Slavic Soul Party! - Jamil Sharif - Stephanie Jordan Big Band - Leah Chase - The Revivalists - Lil' Buck Sinegal Blues Band - Shades of Praise: New Orleans Interracial Gospel Choir - Tim Laughlin - Dukes of Dixieland - Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie - Betty Winn & One A-Chord - Young Pinstripe Brass Band - Dee-1 - Fredy Omar con su Banda - Kim Carson & the Enablers - Sammy Rimington International Band - The Electrifying Crown Seekers - Guitar Lightnin' Lee & the Thunder Band - Ivoire Spectacle feat. Seguenon Kone - Wimberly Family Gospel Singers - Henry Gray & the Cats - Real Untouchables Brass Band - James Rivers Movement - Goldman Thibodeaux & the Lawtell Playboys - Louis Ford & His Dixie Flairs - Comanche Hunters and Semolian Warriors Mardi Gras Indians - Cindy Scott - Golden Voices Community Choir - Zulu and Big Nine Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs - The Boyz Singers and Dancers - Traditional Dance by Asociacion de Peruanos en Louisana - Northwestern University Jazz Ensemble - Black Foot Hunters and Black Mohawk Mardi Gras Indians - Beth Patterson & Potent Bathers - Miss Claudia & her Biergartners - Alana Villavaso - Reverend Jermaine Landrum & the Abundant Praise Revival Choir - Brass Band Throwdown with Martin Behrman, W.J. Fischer, and Kate Middleton Elementary Schools - The Bester Singers - Dynamic Smooth Family Gospel Singers - GrayHawk presents Native American Lore and Tales - New Orleans School of Circus Arts & I.S.L. - Geronimo Hunters and Creole Osceolas Mardi Gras Indians - Keep N It Real and We Are One Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs - Dillard University Jazz Ensemble.

Saturday - April 28, 2012

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers - Cee Lo Green (replaces Jill Scott) - Feist - Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue - Bobby Rush - Dave Koz - Irvin Mayfield & the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra - Carolina Chocolate Drops - Soul Rebels - Israel Houghton and New Breed - Amanda Shaw & the Cute Guys - Walter "Wolfman" Washington & the Roadmasters - Cheikh Lô of Senegal - Voice of the Wetlands Allstars feat. Tab Benoit, Dr. John, Cyril Neville, Anders Osborne, Big Chief Monk Boudreaux, Johnny Vidocovich, Waylon Thibodeaux, and Johnny Sansone - Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas - The New Orleans Bingo! Show - Tribute to Wardell Quezergue feat. Jean Knight, The Dixie Cups, Robert "Barefootin" Parker, and Tony Owens - Pine Leaf Boys - Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns - Khris Royal & Dark Matter - Dr. Michael White & the Original Liberty Jazz Band feat. Thais Clark - Luther Kent - Shamarr Allen & the Underdawgs - Roddie Romero & the Hub City All Stars - Evan Christopher - Gal Holiday & the Honky Tonk Revue - Midnite Disturbers - Savoy Center of Eunice Saturday Cajun Jam - Heritage Hall Jazz Band feat. Jewel Brown - Storyville Stompers Brass Band - Watson Memorial Teaching Ministries - The Gospel According to Jazz feat. BJ Crosby, Judy Davis, Danon Smith, and Yolanda Windsay - Jeremy Lyons with members of Morphine - Peter Martin - Empress Hotel - Lars Edegran & the New Orleans Ragtime Orchestra - Paulin Brothers Brass Band - Kristin Diable & the City - D.L. Menard & the Louisiana Aces - The Courtyard Kings - Creole Wild West Mardi Gras Indians - City of Love Music & Worship Arts - Brother Tyrone & the Mindbenders - High Ground Drifters Bluegrass Band - Tom McDermott - Kevin Bryan - DJ Soul Sister - Bamboula 2000 - Pastor Jai Reed - Marc Stone - Golden Comanche and Seminoles Mardi Gras Indians - Tonia Powell & the Left Field Band - SUBR Jazzy Jags - Cameron Dupuy & the Cajun Troubadours - 101 Runners - Tonia Scott & the Anointed Voices - Loyola University Jazz Band - Javier Tobar & Elegant Gypsy - The Jones Sisters - Young Band Nation Blues Project - RRAAMS Drum and Dance - Archdiocese of New Orleans Gospel Choir - Josh Kagler & Harmonistic Praise Crusade - New Wave Brass Band - Nine Times Men, Single Ladies, and Single Men Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs - Ashe Cultural Arts Center Kuumba Institute - Delgado Community College Jazz Band - The Heavenly Melodies Gospel Singers - Wild Mohicans and Red, White & Blue Mardi Gras Indians - The Boyz Singers and Dancers - Muggivan School of Irish Dance - Dumaine Gang, Divine Ladies, Family Ties, and Men of Class Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs - Puppet Arts Theater.

Sunday - April 29, 2012

Note: John Mayer's appearance has been canceled (more)

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band - Al Green - Dr. John & the Lower 911 - Janelle Monae - Pete Fountain - Yolanda Adams - Iron & Wine - Cowboy Mouth - Dianne Reeves - Tab Benoit - Sonny Landreth - Gary Clark, Jr. - Papa Grows Funk - C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band - Nicholas Payton SeXXXtet - Ellis Marsalis - Lindigo of Reunion Island feat. Fixi of France - Big Chief Monk Boudreaux & the Golden Eagles - Ironin' Board Sam - Evelyn Turrentine Agee - Debo Band: Ethiopian Groove Collective - Corey Harris & Phil Wiggins - Sunpie & the Louisiana Sunspots' International Accordian Summit - New Orleans Klezmer Allstars - Treme Brass Band - Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys - Tribute to Alex Chilton feat. Dave Pirner, Alex McMurray, Susan Cowsill, and Rene Coman - Los Po-Boy-Citos - Batiste Brothers - Victor Goines - Washboard Rodeo - Leo Jackson & the Melody Clouds - Bill Summers & Jazalsa - Brice Miller & Mahogany Brass Band - Jumpin' Johnny Sansone - Ernie Vincent & the Top Notes - Golden Star Hunters Mardi Gras Indians - Don Vappie & the Creole Jazz Serenaders - Lionel Ferbos & the Palm Court Jazz Band - Kirk Joseph's Tuba Tuba - Gospel Soul Children - Panorama Jazz Band - Hadley J. Castille Family & the Sharecroppers Family Band - Pat Casey & the New Sound - Erika Flowers - Clive Wilson's New Orleans Serenaders with guest Butch Thompson - Morning Star Baptist Church Mass Choir - Spencer Bohren - Chris Clifton - Gospel Diva Lois Dejean - Carrollton Hunters, Big Chief Goodman & the Flaming Arrows, and Ninth Ward Hunters Mardi Gras Indians - Johnette Downing - Tornado Brass Band - Big Steppers, Untouchables, and Furious Five Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs - E'Dana & Company - N'Fungola Sibo West African Dance Company - Ayla Miller Band - Adella Adella the Storyteller - Franklin Avenue Baptist Church Mass Choir - Heritage School of Music Band - Kai Knight's Silhouette Dance Ensemble - Olympia Aid, New Look, First Division, and Secondline Jammers Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs - NOCCA Jazz Ensemble - Sunpie Barnes presents Louisiana Creole Music - Ninth Ward Navajo, Black Eagles and Shawee Mardi Gras Indians - The Boyz Singers and Dancers - Bishop Sean Elder & the Mount Hermon Baptist Church Mass Choir.

Thursday - May 3, 2012

Note: Eddie Vedder's appearance has been canceled (more)

Jimmy Buffett (acoustic, with Mac McAnally) - Florence + the Machine - Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk - Ani DiFranco - Esperanza Spalding: Radio Music Society - Dirty Dozen Brass Band - James Cotton "Superharp" Band - Regina Carter's "Reverse Thread" - George Porter, Jr. & Runnin' Pardners - Henry Butler - Honey Island Swamp Band - Glen Hansard - Little Freddie King - Astral Project - Mia Borders - Hurray for the Riff Raff - Banu Gibson - Rosie Ledet & the Zydeco Playboys - Chico Trujillo of Chile - Bill Miller - Marlon Jordan Quartet - Iguanas - Free Agents Brass Band - Cheick Hamala Diabate of Mali - Raymond A. Myles Singers 30th Anniversary Reunion - Joint's Jumpin' - Alto Saxophone Woodshed feat. Aaron Fletcher - Kid Chocolate - The Roots of Music Marching Crusaders - Native Nations Intertribal - Yvette Landry - Palmetto Bug Stompers - Magnolia Jazz Band of Norway feat. Topsy Chapman - The Stooges Brass Band - Silky Sol - Michael Ward - Flow Tribe - Otra - J. Monque'D Blues Band - Kipori "Baby Wolf" Woods - Amina Figarova - Hot Club of New Orleans - Dayna Kurtz - Kristi Guillory & the Midtown Project - Robert Jardell & Pure Cajun - Original Pinettes Brass Band - Forever Jones - Lyle Henderson & Emanu-El - Fi Yi Yi & the Mandingo Warriors - Black Seminoles Mardi Gras Indians - Kourtney Heart - The Mighty Supremes - Seva Venet & the Storyville String Band - Kelcy Mae - Julio y Cesar - Culu Children's Traditional African Dance Company & Stilt Walkers - Judy Stock - Young Fellaz Brass Band - VIP Ladies, Revolution, and Ladies of Unity Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs - 7th Ward Creole Hunters and Cheyenne Mardi Gras Indians - McDonogh #35 High School Gospel Choir - Gospel Inspirations of Boutte - Eleanor McMain Singing Mustangs - O. Perry Walker Charter High School Gospel Choir - Tulane University Jazz Ensemble - Jazztories Puppets - Opera a la Carte - Recovery School District Talented in Theater Performers - Young Audiences Performing Arts Showcase feat Ballet, Tap and West African Dance.

Friday - May 4, 2012

Note: Ziggy Marley has replaced Bunny Wailer

Zac Brown Band - Grace Potter & the Nocturnals - Rodrigo y Gabriela and C.U.B.A. - Ziggy Marley - Mystikal - Mavis Staples - Marcia Ball - Bonerama - Little Anthony & The Imperials - Bruce Hornsby - Donald Harrison - The Pedrito Martinez Group - Theresa Andersson - Sarah Jarosz - Deacon John - Terri Lyne Carrington's Mosaic - Wayne Toups & ZyDeCajun - Wycliffe Gordon Quintet: Hello Pops Tribute to Louis Armstrong - Germaine Bazzle - Wanda Rouzan - Delfeayo Marsalis' Uptown Orchestra - Bruce Daigrepont Cajun Band - Lil' Nathan & the Zydeco Big Timers - Mark Braud's New Orleans Jazz Giants - Topsy Chapman & Solid Harmony - Hot 8 Brass Band - Ingrid Lucia - Jim McCormick Band - The Revealers - Yvette Landry Band - Baritone Bliss - The Bucktown Allstars - Phillip Manuel - Reggie Hall & the Twilighters feat. Lady Bee - Vivaz! - Nayo Jones - Big Al Carson & the Blues Masters - Courtney Bryan - Feufollet - Joe Hall & the Cane Cutters - Doreen Ketchen's Jazz New Orleans - Connie Jones & the Crescent City Jazz Band - Bryan Lee & the Blues Power Band - Kumbuka African Dance & Drum Collective - Ted Winn - St. Joseph the Worker Choir - Forgotten Souls Brass Band - Brass Bed - Zazou City - Kid Simmons' Local International Allstars - Smitty Dee's Brass Band - John Lawrence & Ven Pa' Ca Flamenco Dancers - Lesa Cormier & the Sundown Playboys - Zulu Male Ensemble - Connie & Dwight with the St. Raymond / St. Leo the Great Gospel Choir - Erica Falls - Gal Holiday presented by Young Audiences - Native Nations Intertribal - Young Magnolias, Golden Sioux and Young Cherokee Mardi Gras Indians - New Orleans Hispano America Dance Group - Kenneth Terry Brass Band - Scene Boosters and Old N Nu Fellaz Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs - Red Hawk and Golden Blade Mardi Gras Indians - Pastor Tyrone Jefferson - Donnie Bolden & the Spirit of Elijah - Original Big Seven and Original Four Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs - Lake Forest Charter Jazz Ensemble - New Orleans Indian Rhythm Section - Eulenspiegel Puppets - Pastor Terry Gullage & the Greater Mount Calvary Voices of Redemption Choir - Fannie C. Williams Charter Choir - KIDsmART Showcase feat. Arise Academy, Martin Behrman Charter School, Langston Hughes Academy, and McDonogh City Park Academy.

Saturday - May 5, 2012

Note: Warren Haynes Band has replaced Levon Helm

Eagles - My Morning Jacket - Ne-Yo - Irma Thomas - Herbie Hancock - Paulina Rubio - Allen Toussaint - Warren Haynes Band - Better Than Ezra - Preservation Hall Jazz Band - Steve Earle and the Dukes (and Duchesses) - Aaron Neville's Gospel Experience - Big Sam's Funky Nation - Jon Cleary - Bombino of Niger - Anders Osborne - John Boutté - The Pedrito Martinez Group - Jeremy Davenport - MyNameIsJohnMichael - John Mooney & Bluesiana - Lost Bayou Ramblers - The Malone Brothers - Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers - New Birth Brass Band - Mariachi Jalisco - Leroy Jones & New Orleans' Finest - Red Stick Ramblers - Paul Sanchez & the Rolling Road Show - Mac Arnold & Plate Full o' Blues - Young Tuxedo Jazz Band - The Johnson Extension - Guitar Masters feat. Jimmy Robinson, John Rankin, Phil DeGruy, and Cranston Clements - Val & the Love Alive Fellowship Choir - Rumba Buena - Mas Mamones - Roland Guerin - New Leviathan Oriental Foxtrot Orchestra - Tyronne Foster & the Arc Singers - Pinstripe Brass Band - Black Feathers Mardi Gras Indians - Sam Doores & the Tumbleweeds - Patrice Fisher & Arpa & the Garifuna Connection - Jeffery Broussard & Creole Cowboys - Guitar Slim, Jr. - Cha Wa - Tarriona "Tank" Ball & the BlackStar Bangas - Louisiana Repertory Jazz Ensemble - Belton Richard & the Musical Aces - New Orleans Spiritualettes - Tommy Sancton's New Orleans Legacy Band - Stephen Foster's Foster Family Program - Big Chief Trouble & Trouble Nation and Mohawk Hunters Mardi Gras Indians - Grupo Sensacion - Baby Boyz Brass Band - Riccardo Crespo & Sol Brasil - Kora Konnection feat. Morikeba Kouyate of Senegal & Thierno Dioubate of Guinea - Westbank Steppers, Valley of Silent Men, and Pigeon Town Steppers Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs - Curtis Pierre with Samba Kids - Xavier University Jazz Ensemble - Voices of Peter Claver - Cynthia Girtley - Wild Red Flame and Cherokee Hunters Mardi Gras Indians - Native Nations Intertribal - Matthew Davidson Band - Versailles Lion Dance Team - Kinfolk Brass Band - Young Guardians of the Flame - Double Dutch Jumpers - New Generation, Undefeated Divas, and Lady Jetsetters Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs - First Emanuel Baptist Church Mass Choir.

Sunday - May 6, 2012

Foo Fighters - The Neville Brothers - Bonnie Raitt - Maze feat. Frankie Beverly - Galactic - Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings - Preservation Hall 50th Anniversary Jam - David Sanborn and Joey DeFrancesco - funky Meters - Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers - Asleep at the Wheel - Rebirth Brass Band - The Bounce Shake Down feat. Big Freedia, Katey Red, Keedy Black, and DJ Poppa - Rockin' Dopsie, Jr. & the Zydeco Twisters - Big Chief Bo Dollis & the Wild Magnolias - Los Hombres Calientes feat. Bill Summers and Irvin Mayfield - Charmaine Neville Band - Glen David Andrews - Supagroup - Boutté Family Sunday Praise feat. John, Lillian, Tricia, Lorna, Tanya, and Arséne - Ruby Wilson's Tribute to Bessie Smith & Ma Rainey - DJ Captain Charles - The Joe Krown Trio with Walter "Wolfman" Washington and Russell Batiste, Jr. - Zion Harmonizers - Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience - Mem Shannon & the Membership - Creole String Beans - Bobby Lounge - Living Tribute to Harold Batiste feat. Jesse McBride, Ellis Marsalis, and Germaine Bazzle - ELS - TBC Brass Band - Higher Heights - Rocks of Harmony - Jo "Cool" Davis with special guest Sugarboy Crawford - George French & the New Orleans Storyville Jazz Band - Blodie's Jazz Jam - Gregg Stafford's Jazz Hounds - Keith Frank & the Soileau Zydeco Band - Rotary Downs - Jambalaya Cajun Band - The Stars of Heaven - Andrew Duhon - New Orleans Nightcrawlers - Wendell Brunious & the Music Masters - Pfister Sisters - Lynn Drury - Tanya & Dorise - AsheSon - Kim Che'ré - Caesar Elloie - Brother Dege - Gregory Agid - Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble - Orange Kellin & the New Orleans Deluxe Orchestra - Jockimo's Groove feat. War Chief Juan - Craig Adams & Higher Dimensions of Praise - High Steppers Brass Band - Lady Rollers, Original C.T.C. Steppers, and Nine Times Ladies Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs - Native Nations Intertribal - David & Roselyn - UNO Jazz Allstars - N'Kafu Traditional African Dance Company - New Orleans Young Traditional Brass Band with the Heel to Toe Steppers - Wild Tchoupitoulas and Wild Apaches Mardi Gras Indians - Ninevah Baptist Church Mass Choir - 14 and Under Cajun Band - NORD/Crescent City Lights Youth Theater - Buffalo Hunters and Apache Hunters Mardi Gras Indians - Hobgoblin Hill Puppets - Original Prince of Wales and Original Lady Buckjumpers Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs.


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