Expedia Hosts Global Jam Celebrating Culture & Music During New Orleans Jazz Fest

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As the presenting travel partner of New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Expedia brought together an eclectic mix of globally influenced artists and musicians to their Global Jam event on April 26 at the Joy Theater, showcasing the power of global movement and the soul of New Orleans. 

The evening, during Jazz Fest Weekend 1, featured live music from Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals,  Tang and the Bangas, Bomba Estéreo, The Mardi Gras Indians and more, and offered the opportunity for artists to join each other’s sets throughout the night, for impromptu jam sessions and once-in-a-lifetime musical collaborations. 

Jon Batiste (Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images for Expedia)

Throughout Global Jam, guests including Peyton ListBig Freedia, Karrueche Tran and Jon Batiste, enjoyed custom cocktails named after New Orleans landmarks and other cultural symbols alongside savory and sweet light bites. 

Karrueche Tran (Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images for Expedia)

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, or as the locals call it, Jazz Fest, is the celebration of the unique culture and heritage of New Orleans and Louisiana. Featuring an endless amount of music, succulent local and regional delicacies, one-of-a-kind handmade arts and crafts, second-line parades and so much more. With 13 stages of soul-stirring music—jazz, gospel, Cajun, zydeco, blues, R&B, rock, funk, African, Latin, Caribbean, folk, and much more—the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is a singular celebration.

The Festival has always blended a wide mix of internationally renowned artists from both Louisiana and the rest of the world. Spread over two weekends from April 25 though  May 5, the 2024 Jazz Fest lineup includes The Rolling Stones, Foo Fighters, Chris Stapleton, Neil Young and Crazy Horse, The Killers, Hozier, Vampire Weekend, Queen Latifah, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, Jon Batiste, Greta Van Fleet, Heart, Bonnie Raitt, The Beach Boys and many more.

Launch the slideshow below to see more pics from the Expedia Global Jam event.

Jon Batiste
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Amarachi N. Ukachu
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Andre’ Hubbard, Chipo Kandake and Lansa
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Karrueche Tran
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Bomba Estéreo
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Kem
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Payton Turner
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Caitlin Orellana and Luis Orellana
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(Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images for Expedia)
Artist Basqo Bim
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Tarriona 'Tank' Ball of Tank and the Bangas
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Rae Khalil
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Maurice Brown
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Cierra Johnson
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Kieran Coyne, Henry Kornaros and Jack Coyne
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Junior Nyong'o and Wanja Wohoro
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Joekenneth Museau
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(Photo by Erika Goldring/Getty Images for Expedia)
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