Jazz Fest Posters, BayouWear Unveiled, Released

2017 Jazz Fest Poster by Francis X. Pavy

NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fest 2017 posters and Bayou Wear styles have been unveiled and released.

         The Jazz Fest 2017 poster, “Funk Foundation,” is a “paean to Art, George, Zigaboo and Leo, who loosed funk on the world from the rivulets of jazz and R&B that coursed through the second-lined streets of New Orleans,” Fest reps said. As envisioned by Louisiana painter Francis X. Pavy, the band is staged in concert at the Municipal Auditorium in front of a burgundy curtain embroidered with French Quarter buildings circa 1966.

         The Jazz Fest 2017 Congo Square poster, “Taking It To The Streets,” showcases the “unbounded exuberant talent of "Late Night with Stephen Colbert's" bandleader, Jon Batiste,” Fest reps said. Batiste is captured by New Orleans’ cultural-muralist Brandan "BMike" Odums in a composition “literally dripping with soul.”

         Vintage Vinyl – Analog GrooveWear is the theme for the BayouWear line of Jazz Fest clothing this year. “BayouWear owns the groove with a deep, resonant and fully analog offering for 2017 – shimmering floating LP, 45 & 78 rpm records labeled with New Orleans' icons so richly detailed that bordering wild magnolias blush in their presence,” Fest reps said.

         The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fest takes place April 28 – May 7.

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         View the 2017 Jazz Fest Talent Announcement video here


 2017 Congo Square Poster


Vintage Vinyl – Analog GrooveWear


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