Wonder To Play New Orleans Jazz Festival
( Contactmusic ) - Soul legend STEVIE WONDER is to take to the stage at the New Orleans Jazz And Heritage Festival for the first time in 35 years. The Grammy winner will perform on the second weekend (02May08) of the festival which returns to its original seven-day stretch after being scaled back following Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The Superstition singer has never headlined the event - only featuring for an impromptu jam session with New Orleans group The Meters in 1973. Wonder, 57, will join other big names including headliners Billy Joel, Sheryl Crow and country music superstar Tim MCGraw, as well as 50 other acts. Quint Davis, the festival's promoter, says, "Over the past 20 years, he (Stevie Wonder) hasn't really been touring, so we feel really fortunate. "He's so talented it's beyond comprehension."