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Jazz Fest 1st Weekend Highlights

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
presented by Shell
April 27-29, 2012

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    Quint Davis president of Festival Productions Inc. during the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Day 3 at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 29, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
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    New Orleans musical legends Al 'Carnival Time' Johnson, Robert 'Barefootin' Parker and Frankie Ford backstage during the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Presented by Shell at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 27, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
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    New Orleans musical legend Buckwheat Zydeco performs during the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Presented by Shell at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 27, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
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    New Orleans musical legend Buckwheat Zydeco performs during the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Presented by Shell at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 27, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
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    New Orleans musical legend Al 'Carnival Time' Johnson backstage during the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Presented by Shell at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 27, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
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    Jon Cleary backstage during the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Day 3 at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 29, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
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    Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys performs during the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Presented by Shell at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 27, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
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    Mike Love of The Beach Boys performs during the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Presented by Shell at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 27, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
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    Actor John Stamos joins The Beach Boys on stage and performs during the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Presented by Shell at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 27, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
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    Al Jardine of The Beach Boys perform during he 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Presented by Shell at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 27, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
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    Al Jardine, Mike Love and David Marks of The Beach Boys perform during he 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Presented by Shell at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 27, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
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    Singer/Songwriter Bonnie Bramlett joins Singer/Songwriter Chuck Leavell performs at the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Presented by Shell at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 27, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
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    Singer/Songwriter Chuck Leavell (left) performs at the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Presented by Shell at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 27, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
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    Eric Lindell performs during the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Presented by Shell at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 27, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
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    Tim Laughlin performs during the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Presented by Shell at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 27, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
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    Leah Chase performs during the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Presented by Shell at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 27, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
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    Cindy Scott performs during the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Presented by Shell at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 27, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
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    Fredy Omar - con su Banda performs during the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Presented by Shell at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 27, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
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    Goldman Thibodeaux (sitting) & the Lawrell Playboys perform during the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Presented by Shell at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 27, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
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    Lil' Buck Sinegal Blues Band perform during the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Presented by Shell at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 27, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
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    James Andrews & the Crescent City Allstars perform during the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Presented by Shell at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 27, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
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    Atmosphere during the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Presented by Shell at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 27, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
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    Atmosphere during the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Presented by Shell at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 27, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
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    Atmosphere during the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Presented by Shell at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 27, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
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    Atmosphere during the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Presented by Shell at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 27, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
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    Atmosphere during the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Presented by Shell at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 27, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
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    David Shaw of The Revivalists perform during the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Presented by Shell at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 27, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
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    Henry Gray & The Cats perform during the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Presented by Shell at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 27, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
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    Gomez perform during the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Presented by Shell at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 27, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
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    The New Orleans Suspects L/R: Mean Willie Green, Jake Eckert, Kevin Harris and Reggie Scanlan backstage during the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Presented by Shell at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 27, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
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    Betty Winn & One A-Chord perform during the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Presented by Shell at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 27, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
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    Tim Laughlin performs during the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Presented by Shell at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 27, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
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    Kirk Joseph's (right) Backyard Groove performs during the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Presented by Shell at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 27, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
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    A member of Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band perform during the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Presented by Shell at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 27, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
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    Cubano Be Cubano Bop: Poncho Sanchez (wearing hat) & his Latin Jazz Band featuring Terence Blanchard (trumpet) performs during the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Presented by Shell at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 27, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
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    Cee Lo Green performs during the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Day 2 at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 28, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
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    Blues Artist Bobby Rush performs during the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Day 2 at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 28, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
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    Blues Artist Bobby Rush performs during the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Day 2 at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 28, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
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    Israel Houghton and New Breed performs during the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Day 2 at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 28, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
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    Cyril Neville joins Irvin Mayfield & the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra during the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Day 2 at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 28, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
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    Luther Kent performs during the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Day 2 at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 28, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
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    Cheikh Lo of senegal performs during the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Day 2 at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 28, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
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    Shamarr Allen & the Underdawgs perform during the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Day 2 at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 28, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
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    Dave Koz performs during the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Day 2 at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 28, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
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    Members of Savoy Music Center of Eunice Saturday Cajun Jam perform during the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Day 2 at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 28, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
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    Irvin Mayfield & the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra during the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Day 2 at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 28, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
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    Irvin Mayfield & the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra and Dr. Ed Petersen during the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Day 2 at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 28, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
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    Khris Royal & Dark Matter perform during the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Day 2 at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 28, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
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    Israel Houghton (left) and New Breed performs during the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Day 2 at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 28, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
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    Atmosphere during the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Day 2 at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 28, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
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    Walter 'Wolfman' Washington & the Roadmasters perform during the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Day 2 at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 28, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
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    Jamil Sharif joins Irvin Mayfield on stage during the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Day 2 at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 28, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
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    Irvin Mayfield & the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra and Dr. Ed Petersen during the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Day 2 at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 28, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
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    Dr. John & The Lower 911 performs during the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Day 3 at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 29, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
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    Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue performs during the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Day 3 at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 29, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
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    Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue performs during the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Day 3 at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 29, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
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    Max Weinberg, Bruce Springsteen and Steven Van Zandt of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performs during the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Day 3 at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 29, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
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    Bruce Springsteen and Steven Van Zandt of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performs during the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Day 3 at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 29, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
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    Bruce Springsteen and Steven Van Zandt of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performs during the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Day 3 at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 29, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)
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    Bruce Springsteen performs during the 2012 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Day 3 at the Fair Grounds Race Course on April 29, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)