Billy Joel, John Mayer, Phoenix, Daryl Hall and John Oates, and Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite Headline AXS TV’S Jazz Fest Broadcast

AXS TV Contact:
Amy Pfister / apfister@axs.tv

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Contact:
Matthew Goldman / matthew@nojazzfest.com

Widespread Panic, Gary Clark, Jr., Willie Nelson & Family, Gipsy Kings, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue solidify the heavyweight line-up of over 25 artists contributing to the network’s LIVE 3-day festival coverage

Music From Jazz Fest Artists Available on iTunes

(New Orleans – April 23, 2013) AXS TV will display an impressive array of artists during its 3-day continuous LIVE coverage of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell and brought to you by StubHub, the official broadcast partner. Jazz Fest is held from April 26-28 and May 2-5, and AXS TV will broadcast concerts from over 25 artists performing throughout the 7-day festival beginning on Friday May 3 through Sunday, May 5.

Jazz Fest artists scheduled to appear throughout AXS TV’s national broadcast include headliners, discovery artists and local musicians: Billy Joel, John Mayer, Phoenix, Widespread Panic, Daryl Hall and John Oates, Gary Clark, Jr., Willie Nelson & Family, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Gipsy Kings, Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite, Laura Bell Bundy, Galactic, Marcia Ball, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Anders Osborne, Bonerama, and Marc Broussard among others.

AXS TV’s coverage of Jazz Fest will begin at 3pm ET/Noon PT each day and conclude at Midnight ET/9pm PT offering music fans over 25 hours of live music over the 3-day broadcast. In addition to live concert coverage, AXS TV will also offer viewers behind the scenes access at the festival and artist interviews with host Allison Hagendorf, co-host Bob Santelli (GRAMMY Museum, Executive Director), and correspondent Savannah Jane Buffett. Schedules and artists are subject to change and the network will release a complete program guide by day and artist in the coming days with updates throughout the festival. Updates, social engagement and bonus content will also be posted to the network’s website at www.axs.tv/jazzfest.

Additionally, music from Jazz Fest artists, as well as the official Jazz Fest app, is available on iTunes at iTunes.com/JazzFest.

AXS TV and Jazz Fest earlier announced the broadcast partnership as a shared commitment to place music, artists and fans together. The partnership is a first of it’s kind programming commitment for the music network strengthening its position as the premier destination for 100% live music, news and trends. At the time of the announcement Mark Cuban, AXS TV Chairman and Founder, said “AXS TV’s broadcast partnership with New Orleans Jazz Fest reflects our commitment to both music and live entertainment…3 days of continuous live music is an experience only AXS TV will deliver.”

In less than a year, AXS TV has solidified itself as the premier destination for live music and events on television throughout the music community with artists and fans alike. The network’s commitment to music, fans and artists has increased rapidly with more live concert broadcasts than any other network. In 2013 alone, AXS TV has presented live events and artists including Carrie Underwood; the So So Def 20th Anniversary Concert with Jermaine Dupri, Usher, Ludacris, Nelly and Jay Z; OutNumber Hunger Live! with The Band Perry, Brantley Gilbert, Greg Bates, Florida Georgia Line, Cassadee Pope and Justin Moore; Keep Memory Alive Power of Love Gala Honors Quincy Jones and Sir Michael Caine with 80th Birthday Celebration featuring Bono, Jennifer Hudson, Jordin Sparks, Snoop Lion, and more; exclusive performances from the AXS TV Coachella House on AXS Live; Stagecoach Music Festival featuring artists including Charley Pride, Darius Rucker, Dierks Bentley, Dwight Yoakam, Jeff Bridges & The Abiders and more. For AXS TV live music news and updates follow the network on twitter at axstv or become a friend on Facebook at facebook.com/axstv.

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell is a celebration of the unique culture and heritage of New Orleans and Louisiana. Now in its 44th year, the Festival presents over five hundred bands on twelve stages performing virtually every style of music. “Jazz Fest” as it is affectionately known, draws almost a half million music and culture crazed fans from all over the world to the Fair Ground Race Course each spring. Many of the most important names in music history have performed at Jazz Fest over the years from Fats Domino and Duke Ellington to Jimmy Buffett and Bruce Springsteen. This year’s festival line-up includes: Billy Joel, Dave Matthews Band, Maroon 5, The Black Keys, John Mayer, Widespread Panic, Phoenix, B.B. King, Frank Ocean, Willie Nelson, Band of Horses, Gary Clark Jr., and hundreds more. For more information on Jazz Fest, visit: www.nojazzfest.com.

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