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2014 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Performer's Picks: Sam Craft, Alexis & the Samurai 

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Sam Craft performs with Alexis & the Samurai (2:15 p.m.- 3:25 p.m., Saturday, May 3, Lagniappe Stage). What's he looking forward to at the Fair Grounds?

Sat may 3
Micah McKee & Little Maker (12:50 p.m.-1:55 p.m. Saturday, May 3, Lagniappe Stage)
"I've played with Micah on and off since we were both at Ben Franklin High School and I've always been a fan of his songwriting — compelling and powerful stuff."

Sat may 3
Jon Batiste & Stay Human (3:55 p.m.-5:05 p.m. Saturday, May 3, Zatarain's/WWOZ Jazz Tent)
"Been a fan of Jon since we were both at NOCCA. He stood out then as a savant and he continues to bring an eclectic mastery to the piano."

Sat may 3
The Head and the Heart (4:10 p.m.-5:40 p.m. Saturday, May 3, Sheraton New Orleans Fais Do-Do Stage)
"I'll be honest — I want to give them a CD because their fans would like Alexis & the Samurai's sound and I want to tour with them."

Sat may 3
Foster the People (5:30 p.m. -7 p.m. Saturday, May 3, Samsung Galaxy Stage)
"Real catchy songs to dance to."

Sat may 3
Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band (4:15 p.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, May 3, Acura Stage)
"Huge sound, the tightest band on Earth, and there will no doubt be some surprises in store."

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