A guide to our coverage of Jazz Fest 2015.

maggie koerner photo by greg miles
Maggie Koerner, by Greg Miles

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival presented by Shell starts Friday, but My Spilt Milk’s coverage of it began a few weeks ago. We get serious starting Wednesday with previews and reviews of shows that take place at the Fair Grounds and around town. Here is a list of who and what we’ll cover between now and May 4. Once the post is up on the site, the artist’s name here will link to the story.

This year, we’re adding a new feature to our Jazz Fest coverage. Rather than give you a list of our recommendations, we’ll have a downloadable pdf of the daily Jazz Fest schedule with our recommendations marked on it. A new schedule will be up each festival morning to tell you where you might want to be each day.

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- Wilco skips Indiana show
- Documentary on The Who’s first managers premieres
- Trombone Shorty writes a children’s book
- Anders Osborne at the House of Blues ticket giveaway
- Americana at Jazz Fest
- Writer Thomas Jacobsen on traditional jazz

tom jacobsen book cover "The New Orleans Jazz Scene 1970-2000: A Personal Retrospective"

 

- Sean Johnson and the Wild Lotus Band
- Benjamin Booker
- Ministry at Tipitina's ticket giveaway
- Friday’s schedule
- The Revelers
- Saturday’s schedule
- Friday in review
- The Wee Trio
- Tank and the Bangas
- Coyotes
- Cassandra Wilson
- Sunday’s schedule
- Saturday in review

luke winslow-king photo by greg miles Luke Winslow-King, by Greg Miles

- Luke Winslow-King
- Sunday in review
- Kristin Diable
- Zappa Plays Zappa at Tipitina's ticket giveaway
- Hildegard
- How New Orleans is Jazz Fest? Pt. 1
- Bob Dylan in New Orleans
- How New Orleans is Jazz Fest, Pt. 2
- Thursday’s schedule
- Amanda Shires
- The Word
- Friday’s schedule
- Maggie Koerner

 

- Saturday’s schedule
- Thursday and Friday in review
- Dee-1
- Elton John's Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
- How New Orleans is Jazz Fest, Pt. 3
- Sunday’s schedule
- Saturday in review
- Dr. John
- Feufollet
-
Mulligan Brothers
- Trombone Shorty
- Sunday in review
- Jazz Fest's crowds and track rules
- How New Orleans is Jazz Fest Pt. 4
- A clarification of the track chairs policy