Jazz Fest, meet Loyola.

Over the next two weekends, audiences will hear the call of the Wolf Pack as Loyola University New Orleans students, faculty, staff, and alumni continue a longstanding tradition of performing at the New Orleans Heritage & Jazz Festival. Let’s show some Loyola love at Jazz Fest this year.

Members of the Loyola family performing at Jazz Fest 2018 include:


  • The New Orleans Guitar Masters featuring Cranston Clements, Loyola guitar and music industry studies instructor John Rankin, and Jimmy Robinson ’76
  • Sarah Quintana ’07 and the Miss River Band
  • Luther Kent and Trick Bag featuring jazz bass instructor Ed Wise
  • Shades of Praise featuring Professor Michael Cowan, Ph.D., LIM Emeritus
  • New Orelans Nightcrawlers featuring instructor of Saxophone Studies Jason Mingledorff
  • Tribute to Hon. Johnny Jackson featuring Lyle Henderson and Prince Lyle's Reunion Choir


  • Bonerama featuring Mark Mullins ‘91 and Gregory Hicks ‘04
  • Delfeayo Marsalis presents the Uptown Jazz Orchestra featuring Meghan Swartz ’07, Gregory Agid ’09, and Matt Skarzynski ’10
  • Ed Voelker with Los Reyes de Lagardo featuring instructor of Saxophone Studies Jason Mingledorff
  • Loyola University Jazz Band

SUNDAY, APRIL 29      

  • Magnificent 7 featuring John “Papa” Gros ’89 and Mark Mullins ’91
  • Imagination Movers featuring contemporary ensemble instructor Rich Collins
  • Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes featuring Marc Paradis ’02 and Omar Ramirez ’02*
  • Voice instructor Quiana Lynell
  • John Mahoney Big Band featuring professor emeritus John Mahoney; jazz bass instructor Ed Wise; percussion instructor Wayne Maureau; instructor of Saxophone Studies Jason Mingledorff; Ray Moore ’80; piano instructor Matt Lemmler ’90; associate professor of film and music industry studies Jeff Albert ’93; Brian Graber, M.S. ’98; and Greg Hicks ’04

*Also contains former Loyola students

THURSDAY, MAY 3          

  • Jeremy Davenport featuring Jesse Boyd ’94
  • Paul Sanchez and the Rolling Road Show featuring music industry studies instructor Jim McCormick
  • Naughty Professor featuring Sam Shahin ’12, Ian Bowman ’14, John Culbreth ’14, and Bill Daniel ’14*

FRIDAY, MAY 4                      

  • Jazz guitar instructor Don Vappie’s Tribute to King Oliver
  • Wess Anderson Quintet featuring saxophone instructor Wess Anderson

SATURDAY , MAY 5        

  • James Rivers Movement featuring Peter Cho ’93, M.M. ’94
  • The Revivalists featuring Andrew Campanelli ’09, George Gekas ’09, and Michael Girardot ’08
  • Stoop Kids featuring Griffin Dean ’15, Patrick DeHoyos ’15, Thomas Eisenhood ’15, David Paternostro ’15, and Joe Tontillo ’15
  • Astral Project featuring percussion instructor Johnny Vidacovich ’72 and saxophone professor Tony Dagradi ’86

SUNDAY, MAY 6                  

  • Galactic featuring Rich Vogel ’92, Stanton Moore ’94, and Jeff Raines ’95
  • Ellis Marsalis, M.M.E. ’86
  • Flow Tribe featuring Mario Palmisano ’10 Contemporary ensemble instructor
  • Mia Borders ’10 featuring percussion instructor Wayne Maureau
  • The New Orleans Suspects featuring instructor of Saxophone Studies Jason Mingledorff
  • Tribute to Dr. Edwin Hawkins featuring Lyle Henderson and Prince Lyle's Reunion Choir