2024 Lineup / Jay Paul Company Main Stage

The Jay Paul Company Main Stage is the Fest’s “crown jewel” and musical epicenter. At Plaza de César Chávez, see world-renowned headliners performing on our outdoor stage. Bring a blanket or chair to sit on the shaded grass. The Main Stage is just steps from food and drink, craft vendors, the Jazz Store and the Blues/Big Easy Stage in the park’s south end.

New Breed Brass Band

Fri, Aug 9 @ 6pm
Jay Paul Company Main Stage

New Breed Brass Band fuses NOLA’s fertile brass band tradition with Caribbean, hip-hop, and modern R&B in the vein of Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak. The explosive group makes music by and for the Crescent City’s next generation: joyful, vital and unstoppable.

New Breed Brass Band

Fri, Aug 9 @ 6pm
Jay Paul Company Main Stage

The Family Stone

Fri, Aug 9 @ 7:30pm
Jay Paul Company Main Stage

Performing timeless hits like “Hot Fun in the Summertime,” “Dance to the Music,” “I Want to Take You Higher” and more, The Family Stone carries on the funky legacy of Sly and the Family Stone and takes their relentlessly danceable groove into the future.

The Family Stone

The Family Stone

Fri, Aug 9 @ 7:30pm
Jay Paul Company Main Stage

Incognito

Fri, Aug 9 @ 9:30pm
Jay Paul Company Main Stage

For more than four decades, Incognito—the British band co-founded and still led by singer, guitarist, composer and producer Jean-Paul “Bluey” Maunick—has explored the connections between jazz, funk and soul. Their vibrant, joyous live shows and innovative recordings have brought them a worldwide audience.

Incognito

Fri, Aug 9 @ 9:30pm
Jay Paul Company Main Stage

San Jose Jazz High School All Stars

Sat, Aug 10 @ 1pm
Jay Paul Company Main Stage

The SJZ High School All Stars is a regional, audition-based music education program for students interested in the study and performance of jazz. The program includes a large ensemble and a combo.

San Jose Jazz High School All Stars

Sat, Aug 10 @ 1pm
Jay Paul Company Main Stage

Shamarr Allen

Sat, Aug 10 @ 2pm
Jay Paul Company Main Stage

It takes a lot to stand out as a trumpeter in New Orleans, and Shamarr Allen has earned a spot on the top tier with his rollicking blend of jazz, hip-hop, funk and—even—country music. A 1000-watt performer, Allen carries and delivers the soul of New Orleans through his horn.

Shamarr Allen wears sunglasses and a red tie.

Shamarr Allen

Sat, Aug 10 @ 2pm
Jay Paul Company Main Stage

Angélique Kidjo

Sat, Aug 10 @ 4pm
Jay Paul Company Main Stage

Five-time Grammy Award winner Angélique Kidjo hails from the West African nation of Benin. Her striking voice, stage presence and fluency in multiple cultures and languages have won respect from her peers and expanded her following across national borders.  Time Magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2021.

Angélique Kidjo

Angélique Kidjo

Sat, Aug 10 @ 4pm
Jay Paul Company Main Stage

Herbie Hancock

Sat, Aug 10 @ 6pm
Jay Paul Company Main Stage

Now in the seventh decade of his professional life, Herbie Hancock is a true icon of modern music. Still at the forefront of world culture, technology, business and music, he has been an integral part of every popular music movement since the 1960s.

Herbie smiles at the camera.

Herbie Hancock

Sat, Aug 10 @ 6pm
Jay Paul Company Main Stage

Cory Henry & the Funk Apostles

Sat, Aug 10 @ 8pm
Jay Paul Company Main Stage

Cory Henry is a pianist, organist, composer and producer who draws from myriad influences, including jazz, gospel, soul, hip-hop and funk. A former member of the worldwide jazz/funk phenomenon Snarky Puppy, he has released eight albums as a leader in the past decade.

Cory Henry smiles in a suit.

Cory Henry & the Funk Apostles

Sat, Aug 10 @ 8pm
Jay Paul Company Main Stage

Michael Davis Hip Bone Big Band

Sun, Aug 11 @ 12pm
Jay Paul Company Main Stage

Over his 43 year career, trombonist and composer Michael Davis, leader of Hip-Bone Big Band, has gone on five world tours with the Rolling Stones, toured and recorded extensively with Frank Sinatra, released 11 CDs as a solo artist, and appeared on over 500 CDs, television themes and motion picture soundtracks.

Michael Davis Hip Bone Big Band

Sun, Aug 11 @ 12pm
Jay Paul Company Main Stage

Ms. Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton

Sun, Aug 11 @ 2pm
Jay Paul Company Main Stage

Ms. Lisa Fischer built her stellar reputation as a background singer with such giants as the Rolling Stones, Sting, Tina Turner and Luther Vandross. Now, accompanied by the band Grand Baton, Ms. Fischer—featured in the Oscar-winning 2013 documentary Twenty Feet from Stardom—is stepping out front.

Ms. Lisa Fischer

Ms. Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton

Sun, Aug 11 @ 2pm
Jay Paul Company Main Stage

Delfeayo Marsalis & the Uptown Jazz Orchestra

Sun, Aug 11 @ 4pm
Jay Paul Company Main Stage

Since its founding in 2007, Delfeayo Marsalis and the Uptown Jazz Orchestra have grown into one of the premier large ensembles in the world, releasing three critically acclaimed albums and touring internationally. They leap between swing, Latin, and New Orleans with ease and style, educating youth and elevating New Orleans culture with their music.

Delfeayo Marsalis stands to play the trombone on stage with an orchestra.

Delfeayo Marsalis & the Uptown Jazz Orchestra

Sun, Aug 11 @ 4pm
Jay Paul Company Main Stage