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Published: 2008/05/09

The Neville Brothers at Home

Our Jazz Fest related news now culminates with a slightly belated look at
one of the bands synonymous with the New Orleans sound. On Sunday the Neville

Brothers made their grand return to the Big East post-Katrina, closing
out two weekends of music on New Orleans’ fabled fairgrounds. As one
could imagine, the event was a family affair, enticing sit ins by the
Mardi Gras Indians in full, Ivan Neville and George Porter Jr., who
also got into the collaboration game when he invited Page McConnell to
play keyboards with PBS at the Fairgrounds that weekend. Carlos
Santana, who played a set early in the day with the current
incarnation of the Santana band, also joined the Nevilles for a
version of ‘My Blood’ partway through the performance. The evening set
concluded with the grand finale of ‘Big Chief’ that featured Troy
‘Trombone Shorty’ Andrews, who helped officially welcome the family

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