This year’s New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, which wrapped up seven days of music yesterday (May 2), served up sounds that hit every sonic flavor related to the brassy genre born in the city. Aretha Frankin may have had to cancel her set, but that didn’t slow the momentum of the fest’s second weekend. Van Morrison anchored one major stage while the Dead Weather held down the other. The straight-ahead rock of Pearl Jam drew fans on Saturday. Hometown heros the Neville Brothers played the big finale Sunday. Earth Wind and Fire brought the funk, blues got its due from B.B. King, and comedian Steve Martin did some banjo-pickin’ bluegrass with the aid of his iPad). Check out all of the closing weekend’s action in photos.
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Jack White fronts the Dead Weather at Jazz Fest.