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Anastasio Plots Big Easy Super Jam

Trey Anastasio will anchor the annual SuperJam as part of the ninth annual Superfly during Jazzfest series in New Orleans.

Trey Anastasio will anchor the annual SuperJam as part of the ninth annual Superfly during Jazzfest series in New Orleans. The event will be held April 30 at the city's State Theatre, and marks Anastasio's return to SuperJam for the first time since 2000, when he debuted his band Oysterhead with Primus bassist Les Claypool and Police drummer Stewart Copeland.

At the 2005 edition, the former Phish guitarist will be joined by Neville Brothers percussionist/vocalist Cyrille Neville, Dirty Dozen Brass Band trumpeter Greg Davis and saxophonist Roger Lewis, longtime Anastasio keyboardist Ray Paczkowski, bassist Peter Chwazik, drummer Skeeto Valdez, keyboardist Les Hall and accordinist/harmonica player Bruce "Sunpie" Barnes.

Tickets for the show go on-sale Saturday (April 16). As previously reported, Anastasio will play the night after SuperJam at Jazz Fest and has headlining dates on tap through May 13 in New York.

He has also just signed on to co-headline the inaugural Zooma tour with Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals, which will run from June 16 to July 31. The trek is being assembled by Superfly Productions and A.C. Entertainment, creators of the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival.