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Jazz Fest Adds More Huge Names To Lineup

NEW ORLEANS, LA (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Organizers of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival have announced some major additions to this year’s already rich lineup.

Joining the festival will be Brian Wilson, Kem, The Black Crowes, Julieta Venegas, Ivan Neville & Dumpstaphunk, Charles Teony of Brazil, John Butler Trio, Michael Ward, Jonathan Batiste, Slightly Stoopid, African Renaissance Dancers of Port Elizabeth, South Africa, Zulu Walking Warriors, Flaming Arrows Mardi Gras Indians, Young Men 2 Old Men Legends Social Aid & Pleasure Club, Nandi Exclusive Gentlemen & Ladies SAPC, Unknown Steppers SAPC, New Look SAPC, Popular Ladies SAPC, Young Magnolias SAPC, Semolian Warriors Mardi Gras Indians, Double Nine Highsteppers SAPC, Golden Arrows Mardi Gras Indians, New Orleans Men Buckjumpers SAPC, Scene Boosters SAPC, Black Eagles Mardi Gras Indians, La Excelencia, Money Wasters SAPC and New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian Rhythm Section.

Tickets for the Heritage Fair can be purchased at the Festival’s Web site,, at all Ticketmaster outlets, and by phone at (800) 488-5252 and (504) 522-5555 in New Orleans.

The Jazz Fest is also introducing The Big Chief VIP Experience, a premium ticket package.

The 2005 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is scheduled for April 22 – May 1. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers