Photos: Jazz Fest, April 27, 28, 2013

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  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ -- American Indian Lowery Begay plays a flute carved to resemble a mallard duck at the Fair Grounds Race Course during Saturday's New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ -- Talon Duncan, an Apache, performs a hoop dance Saturday on the Gentilly Stage during the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival at the Fair Grounds Race Course. This year's fest is focused on Native American culture, and includes a special pavilion for performances and demonstrations by American Indians.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ -- Deacon John takes to the rub board as he leads his band at the Blues Tent. Music and food lovers fill the grounds of the Fair Grounds Race Course for the second day of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival presented by Shell on Saturday, April 27, 2013.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ -- Gerald French leads his Original Tuxedo Jazz Band in a tribute set to his late uncle Bob French. Music and food lovers fill the grounds of the Fair Grounds Race Course for the second day of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival presented by Shell on Saturday, April 27, 2013. Gerald French leads his Original Tuxedo Jazz Band in a tribute set to his late uncle Bob French.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ -- At 101 years old, Lionel Ferbos still plays trumpet with the Palm Court Jazz Band and they play in the People's Health Economy Hall Tent. Music and food lovers fill the grounds of the Fair Grounds Race Course for the second day of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival presented by Shell on Saturday, April 27, 2013.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ -- The Creole Wild West Mardi Gras Indians add some color to the day on the Jazz and Heritage Stage. Music and food lovers fill the grounds of the Fair Grounds Race Course for the second day of the the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival presented by Shell on Saturday, April 27, 2013.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ -- Billy Joel performs Saturday on the Acura Stage during the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival at the Fair Grounds Race Course.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ -- Singer and muscian Billy Joel marvels as the early evening sunshine as he takes the Acura stage. There was a prediction of rain for the day that never came. Music and food lovers fill the grounds of the Fair Grounds Race Course for the second day of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival presented by Shell on Saturday, April 27, 2013.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ -- Five year old Alex Clincy sings in the Kids Tent with Steven Foster's Foster Family Singing Program. Music and food lovers fill the grounds of the Fair Grounds Race Course for the second day of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival presented by Shell on Saturday, April 27, 2013.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ -- Tonia Scott, left and the Anointed Voices sing in the Gospel Tent. Music and food lovers fill the grounds of the Fair Grounds Race Course for the second day of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival presented by Shell on Saturday, April 27, 2013.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ -- A large crowd gathers Saturday at the Acura Stage while the Voices of the Wetlands Band performs at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival at the Fair Grounds Race Course.

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  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ -- Jason Weaver of The Session play in the WWOZ Jazz Tent on Sunday at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ -- Rain was the first thing to greet people Sunday as they came through the opening gates for the third day of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. An undaunted audience watches Rumba Buena perform on the Congo Square Stage as the rain comes down in the morning.

  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ -- Rain was the first thing to greet people as they came through the opening gates for the third day of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival Presented By Shell on Sunday, April 28, 2013. And though it stopped after about an hour, rain was also the last thing that bid them farewell as the skies opened up with more showers during the closing acts. An undaunted music fan sits in the morning rain.

  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ -- Fest fans cover up in the morning rain Sunday at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. The festival resumes Thursday-Sunday for a second weekend of music at the Fair Grounds Race Course.

  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ -- Rain was the first thing to greet people as they came through the opening gates for the third day of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival Presented By Shell on Sunday, April 28, 2013. And though it stopped after about an hour, rain was also the last thing that bid them farewell as the skies opened up with more showers during the closing acts. The morning rain begins its downpour on fans.

  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ -- Storm clouds come rolling in over the Fair Grounds Race Course on Sunday at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ -- Rain was the first thing to greet people as they came through the opening gates for the third day of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival Presented By Shell on Sunday, April 28, 2013. And though it stopped after about an hour, rain was also the last thing that bid them farewell as the skies opened up with more showers during the closing acts. Dave Matthews closes out the day at the Acura Stage as the rain begins to fall.

  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ -- Rain was the first thing to greet people as they came through the opening gates for the third day of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival Presented By Shell on Sunday, April 28, 2013. And though it stopped after about an hour, rain was also the last thing that bid them farewell as the skies opened up with more showers during the closing acts. Dave Matthews of the Dave Matthews Band sings on the Acura Stage as the closing act there.

  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ -- Dave Matthews of the Dave Matthews Band comes out onto the Acura Stage with a roar as he begins his performance Sunday at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. His was the last act of the day, which began and ended with rainstorms.

  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ -- Rain was the first thing to greet people as they came through the opening gates for the third day of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival Presented By Shell on Sunday, April 28, 2013. And though it stopped after about an hour, rain was also the last thing that bid them farewell as the skies opened up with more showers during the closing acts. Actor Woody Harrelson waits in the photo pit of the Acura Stage for the Dave Matthews Band.

  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ -- Rain was the first thing to greet people as they came through the opening gates for the third day of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival Presented By Shell on Sunday, April 28, 2013. And though it stopped after about an hour, rain was also the last thing that bid them farewell as the skies opened up with more showers during the closing acts. Cyril Neville, left, with brothers Charles and Art play on the Acura Stage without their brother Aaron who retired.

  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ -- Rain was the first thing to greet people as they came through the opening gates for the third day of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival Presented By Shell on Sunday, April 28, 2013. And though it stopped after about an hour, rain was also the last thing that bid them farewell as the skies opened up with more showers during the closing acts. Martha Redbone sing with her band The Roots Project on the Sheraton New Orleans Fais Do-Do Stage.