Thursday, April 25: NIGHTSHIFT: Soul In The Horn with Natasha Diggs + DProsper with Big Easy Brawlers
Friday, April 26: NIGHTSHIFT: Fourth Fridays with DJ Raj Smoove featuring Pell, Chase N Cashe with Nesby Phips and The GRiD
Saturday, April 27: NIGHTSHIFT: Nicholas Payton and 2MB feat. Mister Smif
Saturday, April 27: NIGHTSHIFT: HUSTLE! With DJ Soul Sister
Sunday, April 28: NIGHTSHIFT: Bang Like an 808 with The GRiD and Nesby Phips ft special guests Nigel Hall, Khris Royal, and Kayla Jasmine followed by DJ Dynamite Dave Soul
An Afternoon with SPAGA (Day 2)
Monday, April 29: SONO presents: Shape of Jazz to Come: Jeff Albert's Unanimous Sound
Tuesday, April 30: SONO presents: Shape of Jazz to Come DEAR AL, a tribute to the great Alvin Fielder featuring Joe Dyson Quintet, Ben Lamar Gay Duo, and Amari Ansari Quintet
Wednesday, May 1: SONO presents: Shape of Jazz to Come: Brandee Younger, Afro-Harping
Thursday, May 2: Nicholas Payton and Cyrille Amiee with DJ Abibas
Friday, May 3: La Noche Caliente, Six of Saturns Edition: Davell Crawford with special guest Pedrito Martinez followed by MUEVELO!
Saturday, May 4: The DO OVER with Surprise Special Guest
Sunday, May 5: Deva Mahal backed by the Nth Power
INAUGURAL CRITIC IN RESIDENCE GIOVANNI RUSSONELLO:
Debuting for the first time this year, Six of Saturns launches its critic in residence program, where a renowned and respected critic at large will curate daily daytime conversations pertaining to art, culture and music. The 2019 inaugural critic in residence is Giovanni Russonello, who covers jazz and improvised music for The New York Times.
Every day from April 26th - May 5th, Giovanni will conduct live interviews, panels and presentations at Three Keys from 11am-12pm.
NEW GALLERY EXHIBIT FEATURES PHOTOS FROM ORIGINAL JAZZ FESTS:
As part of the Six of Saturn’s celebration and to pay tribute to 50 years of Jazz Fest, Ace Hotel debuts a new photo gallery exhibit on April 25th. The exhibit is curated by official Jazz Fest photographer Girard Mouton II and features original photos from the first and second Jazz Fests. The photos were taken by previous Jazz Fest photographers Eric Waters and Norman Smith and highlight the performances of icons like Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Nina Simone, among others. Eric Waters and Norman Smith (who is also a historian) will be in attendance discussing the history and local roots of Jazz Fest, before it moved to Fair Grounds and became the large event it is today.