Jazz Fest premiers first live television broadcast on AXS TV
(AXS TV) – AXS TV continues to showcase its commitment to LIVE music with a celebration of Americana music and New Orleans culture via a new partnership with the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell. The network will broadcast live throughout the 7-day festival from April 26 thru May 5, 2013 including live segments in its nightly program AXSLive and with continuous LIVE festival, concert and event coverage from
Friday, May 3 through Sunday, May 5, 2013.
The ongoing, shared commitment to place music, artists and fans together solidified a first of its kind partnership for both AXS TV and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Strengthening its position as the premier destination for 100% live music, news and trends, daily coverage from the festival culminating in the 3-day live broadcast of Jazz Fest is a programming commitment not previously made by the network. For Jazz Fest, the AXS TV live television partnership signifies a commitment to bring their dedicated fans and music fans nationwide the highest quality LIVE broadcast available.
“AXS TV’s broadcast partnership with New Orleans Jazz Fest reflects our commitment to both music and live entertainment. Week long coverage from New Orleans with 3 days of continuous live music is an experience only AXS TV will deliver,” said Mark Cuban, AXS TV Chairman and Founder.
Quint Davis, producer/director of the Festival, said, “Joining forces with AXS TV will allow Jazz Fest to further our goal of placing New Orleans and Louisiana culture alongside the biggest names in music and bringing this one-of-a-kind celebration to the world. If you can’t get to Jazz Fest in person, watching it live on AXS TV will definitely be the next best thing.”
Additional details on the AXS TV line-up and complete festival coverage will be announced in the coming weeks.
In less than a year, AXS TV has solidified itself as the premier destination for live music and events on television throughout the music community with artists and fans alike. The network’s commitment to music, fans and artists has increased rapidly with more live concert broadcasts than any other network. The AXS TV live LIVE roster of artists include top 40 acts from Linkin Park and Pitbull to Daughtry and Carrie Underwood; rock and roll icons Aerosmith; all-star concert tributes and events including the 12-12-12 Concert (Kanye West, Bon Jovi, The Who, Paul McCartney Alicia Keys and more), Global Citizens Festival (Foo Fighters, The Black Keys,
Band of Horses, K’Nann), 2012 Americana Awards (Bonnie Raitt, The Mavericks, Alabama Shakes and more); One World Harmony (Dave Matthews, David Crosby, Counting Crows among those who celebrated The Dalai Lama), Bud Light Port Paradise Music Festival (Flo Rida, Far East Movement and Wiz Khalifa), The Warren Haynes Christmas Jam (Avett Brothers, Sheryl Crowe, Warren Haynes Band among others in an over six hour event), and the So So Def 20th Anniversary Concert (Jermaine Dupri, Nelly, Ludacris, Usher and Jay-Z were amongst the hip-hop artists who took the stage live); among many other live events including Alanis Morrisette, Brandi Carlile, The Gaslight Anthem, 3 Doors Down, Gavin DeGraw, Joe Jackson, Jimmy Cliff, My Morning Jacket, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals and more. Additionally, AXS TV has formed broadcast partnerships with prestigious music stalwarts such as The GRAMMY Museum with concerts from Foreigner and Lifehouse as well as MusiCares, which will begin airing on AXS TV this year. For AXS TV programming news and updates follow the network on twitter at www.twitter.com/axstv or become a friend on Facebook at www.facebook.com/axstv.
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell is a celebration of the unique culture and heritage of New Orleans and Louisiana. Now in its 44th year, the Festival presents over five hundred bands on twelve stages performing virtually every style of music. “Jazz Fest” as it is affectionately known, draws almost a half million music and culture crazed fans from all over the world to the Fair Ground Race Course each spring. Many of the most important names in music history have performed at Jazz Fest over the years from Fats Domino and Duke Ellington to Jimmy Buffett and Bruce Springsteen. This year’s festival line-up includes: Fleetwood Mac, Billy Joel, Dave Matthews Band, Maroon 5, The Black Keys, John Mayer, Widespread Panic, Phoenix, B.B. King, Frank Ocean, Willie Nelson, Band of Horses, Gary Clark Jr., and hundreds more. For more information on Jazz Fest, visit: www.nojazzfest.com.