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9 Don't Miss Acts at Jazz Fest Saturday, May 1 

Jockimo's Groove feat. War Chief Juan & Billy Iuso 11:30 a.m., Jazz & Heritage Stage

Mardi Gras Indian War Chief Juan Pardo is a frontman for 101 Runners and here he performs with guitarist and vocalist Billy Iuso of the Restless Natives.

Dirty Dozen Brass Band 12:30 p.m., Acura Stage

In the 1970s, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band was one of the first innovators of the new brass band sound incorporating funk, soul and popular music. Gifted with tremendous skill and versatility, over the years it has toured with the Grateful Dead and operated at times in more of a jazz set up. The band most recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of its first release, My Feet Can't Fail Me Now.

Rebirth Brass Band 1:55 p.m., Congo Square Stage

Formed by Kermit Ruffins and Phil Frazier in the early 1980s, Rebirth was instrumental in opening the brass band tradition to a wide open new approach incorporating funk, soul and R&B. Though Ruffins left the band, its signature song "Do Whatcha Wanna" is a brass band anthem.

Band of Horses 2:35 p.m., Gentilly Stage

Weeks before the release of its forthcoming album Infinite Arms, Band of Horses stops at Jazz Fest along with tour mates and fellow Seattleites Pearl Jam. Lead singer Ben Bridwell's wistful vocals float over heavy, swelling guitars.

BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet 2:50 p.m., Fais Do-Do Stage

The Grammy-award winning band (2008's Live at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and 2006's L'Amour Ou La Folie) also has the distinction of being "the best Cajun band in the world," according to Garrison Keillor. The band fuses Louisiana roots, traditional Cajun and some zydeco music.

Aaron Neville Quintet 3:50 p.m., Gospel Tent

The legendary Neville brother was recently featured on the Grammy-winning Oh Happy Day compilation, on which he sings "A Change is Gonna Come" with the Mount Zion Mass Choir. He performs his traditional set in the gospel tent.

Pearl Jam 5 p.m., Acura Stage

2009 was a good year for Pearl Jam. More than a decade past its heyday, the band still enjoyed a Billboard No. 1 record (Backspacer), a Saturday Night Live guest spot and headliner status for a number of high-profile music festivals.

Marcus Miller Presents Tutu Revisited: The Music of Miles Davis with special guest Christian Scott 5:35 p.m., WWOZ Jazz Tent

A producer on Miles Davis' album Tutu, Miller pays homage to the trumpeter with "Tutu Revisited," a show he's taken to venues as far away as Paris. Grammy-winner Christian Scott is a young New Orleans trumpeter whose album Rewind That channels Davis' sound.

Old Crow Medicine Show 5:45 p.m., Fais Do-Do Stage

The Nashville-based American roots and bluegrass band filmed Mid-City residents telling their Hurricane Katrina stories for its CMT Music Award-nominated single "I Hear Them All."


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