Simon and Garfunkel Play Jazzfest


For a month, fans of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival have been eyeing a big “artist TBA” on the schedule. That TBA has now been announced: the surprise act for the first of Jazzfest’s two weekends, on April 24, will be the reunited duo of Simon and Garfunkel, above. It’s not the first time that Paul Simon has played Jazzfest, but it will be Art Garfunkel’s, and this is likely to be Simon and Garfunkel’s only American appearance in 2010. Simon and Garfunkel fans have been awaiting news of shows in the United States since Mr. Garfunkel joined Mr. Simon onstage at the Beacon Theater in New York last February. The festival, in its 41st year, will also feature, among many others, Lionel Richie, My Morning Jacket, Dr. John, Darius Rucker and Drake in its first weekend (April 23 to 25), and Pearl Jam, Aretha Franklin, Van Morrison, B. B. King, the Neville Brothers and Widespread Panic in its second (April 29 to May 2).

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