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Music Lineup for the 17th Anniversary Satchmo SummerFest presented by Chevron

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French Quarter Festivals, Inc. proudly announces the complete music lineup for the 17th Anniversary Satchmo SummerFest presented by Chevron.

The premier American jazz festival dedicated to the life, legacy, and music of New Orleans’ native son, Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong, Satchmo SummerFest returns to the New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Mint on August 4-6, 2017. The nominal daily admission of $5 (children 12 and under are free) helps support local musicians and pay for the event.  Admission also provides access to the Satchmo Symposium and Pops’ Playhouse for Kids, both located inside the museum. For more details, including the Satchmo Symposium schedule, please visit

Six Artists Make Festival Debuts

Grammy-winning trumpeter Nicholas Payton makes his Satchmo SummerFest in 2017. Payton, widely considered one of the greatest artists of our time, began his professional career at the age of ten as a member of James Andrews’ All-Star Brass; he was given his first steady gig by guitarist Danny Barker at The Famous Door on Bourbon Street. Payton’s 2017 release, Afro Caribbean Mixtape, fuses the traditions of New Orleans with modern jazz, hip-hop, mixtape, and spoken-word. Other 2017 Satchmo SummerFest debuts include: Stephanie Jordan, Quiana Lynell, David L. Harris, Pin Stripe Brass Band, and Ashlin Parker Trumpet Mafia.

Indoor Back o’ Town Stage Returns

Music on Three Stages

In addition to returning to its original location at the Mint, Satchmo SummerFest brings back the indoor Back o’ Town stage, which will be located on the second floor of the museum. The stage will feature a dance floor, dance instruction by NOLA Jitterbugs, and live dance music on Saturday and Sunday. Outside, two tented stages will provide three days of musical performances. The lineup includes Hot 8 Brass Band, Catherine Russell, New Orleans Swamp Donkeys, Bill Summers & Jazalsa, Kermit Ruffins, John Boutté, Meschiya Lake and the Little Big Horns, Jeremy Davenport, Shamarr Allen and the Underdawgs, Trumpet Tribute to Louis Armstrong featuring Kermit Ruffins, James Andrews and the Crescent City All-Stars, Evan Christopher’s Clarinet Road, Ellis Marsalis, Wendell Brunious, Charmaine Neville, and many more.

2017 Satchmo SummerFest presented by Chevron

Music Lineup

Ashlin Parker Trumpet Mafia

Barbara Shorts and Blue Jazz

Bill Summers & Jazalsa

Calvin Johnson and Native Son

Catherine Russell

Charmaine Neville

Clive Wilson’s New Orleans Serenaders

Corey Henry’s Treme Funktet

Dance Lessons by NOLA Jitterbugs

David L. Harris

Don Vappie & the Creole Jazz Serenaders

Ecirb Müller’s Twisted Dixie

Ellis Marsalis

Evan Christopher’s Clarinet Road

Hot 8 Brass Band

James Andrews and the Crescent City All-Stars

Jamil Sharif

Jeremy Davenport

Joe Lastie New Orleans Sound featuring Kid Merv

John Boutté

Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers

Lawrence Cotton Legendary Experience

Leroy Jones & New Orleans’ Finest

Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns

New Orleans Swamp Donkeys

Nicholas Payton & Afro-Caribbean Mixtape

Pin Stripe Brass Band

Quiana Lynell

Red Wolf Brass Band

Robin Barnes and The Fiyabirds

Shamarr Allen & the Underdawgs

Shannon Powell Traditional All-Star Band

Shotgun Jazz Band

Stephanie Jordan

Thais Clark & her JAZZsters

The Original Pinettes Brass Band

The Palm Court Jazz Band

The Preservation Brass

Tim Laughlin

Tom McDermott and His Jazz Hellions

Topsy Chapman and Solid Harmony

Treme Brass Band

Trumpet Tribute to Louis Armstrong (with Kermit Ruffins)

Wendell Brunious

Satchmo SummerFest is produced by French Quarter Festivals, Inc. (, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, which also produces French Quarter Festival in April and Christmas New Orleans Style in December. French Quarter Festivals, Inc. promotes the Vieux Carré and the City of New Orleans through high quality special events and activities that showcase the culture and heritage of this unique city, contribute to the economic well-being of the community, and instill increased pride in the people of New Orleans.

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