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New Orleans Jazz Fest

Hello From New Orleans Jazz Fest 2011

Trombone Shorty joins The Dirty Dozen Brass Band at the 2011 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Rick Diamond/Getty Images hide caption

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Trombone Shorty joins The Dirty Dozen Brass Band at the 2011 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

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The 2011 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival has begun its second of two long weekends of concerts. Big things are happening at the massive annual celebration of Louisiana music and culture: Traditions are being passed down, jazz musicians are getting engaged, and gallons of mango freeze are lining gullets. You can tune into WWOZ online for a live broadcast from New Orleans.

NPR Music is there too. We're not there there in person as we were last year. But we do have a small crew of producers from the Association of Independents in Radio, working in conjunction with WWOZ, sending us updates. And our contributor Geoffrey Himes has been on the ground gathering up good stories for us too.

Throughout this weekend and into next week, we'll be posting dispatches from Jazz Fest here at A Blog Supreme. We'll keep this page updated with links to all our posts. Yea you rite.


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