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New Orleans Jazz Fest begins this weekend! Here's what to expect after a 2-year hiatus

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival presented by Shell
Douglas Mason
New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival presented by Shell

Today on Louisiana Considered, we hear what’s on deck for the 2022 New Orleans Jazz Fest. Then, acclaimed trumpeter and composer Jamil Sharif tells us about his latest releases.

The much-awaited return of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival will become a reality this week, following a 2-year hiatus due to the pandemic. Jazz Fest producer Quint Davis tells us what to expect at the highly-anticipated event.

Renowned New Orleans trumpeter, composer, educator and band leader Jamil Sharif is back in the groove with two new releases. He tells us how his long musical heritage has contributed to his variety of playing styles, including jazz, blues, reggae, pop and country.

Today’s episode of Louisiana Considered was hosted by Diane Mack. Our managing producer is Alana Schreiber and our digital editor is Katelyn Umholtz. Our engineers are Garrett Pittman, Aubrey Procell, and Thomas Walsh. 

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Alana Schreiber is the managing producer for the live daily news program, Louisiana Considered. She comes to WWNO from KUNC in Northern Colorado, where she worked as a radio producer for the daily news magazine, Colorado Edition. She has previously interned for Minnesota Public Radio in St. Paul and The Documentary Group in New York City.