This Labor Day weekend, music fans can kick back or kick up their heels when
Trio airs a retrospective of this year's New Orleans Jazz Festival.
Owned and operated by USA Cable, Trio has gained exclusive rights to The
2001 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, and it plans to air 10 hours
from the 32nd annual event over two days on Labor Day weekend,
president and CEO Bill Haber announced.
Jazz great and Louisiana native Branford Marsalis will host Trio's coverage
of the 10-day festival, which began April 27 and is slated to include
performances from Fats Domino, Paul Simon, B.B. King, The Neville Brothers, Dr.
John, Al Jarreau, Dave Matthews Band and Buckwheat Zydeco.
Trio's presentation will include coverage from several of the festival's
stages, as well as events taking place around the fairgrounds, including Congo
Square African Marketplace and the Gospel Tent.
The network will also air two Best Of specials, highlighting the top
moments of the festival, which this year is commemorating what would have been
the 100th birthday of another son of Louisiana, Louis