Second weekend of Jazz Fest kicks off Thursday


The Swedish-born multi-instrumentalist has two Jazz Fest appearances this weekend: She'll play songs from her new release Friday and return to the Fair Grounds racetrack Saturday for a duet with her friend and mentor, jazz singer-songwriter and pianist Allen Toussaint.

Andersson is one of roughly 200 acts performing the second weekend of the festival, which concludes Sunday. The lineup also includes Marcia Ball, Irma Thomas, Jimmy Buffett, Better Than Ezra, the Eagles, My Morning Jacket, Ne-Yo, Foo Fighters, Rebirth Brass Band and the Neville Brothers.

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