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Jazz Fest halftime, A visual gallery

Editor's Note: The first weekend of the citywide musical party that is Jazz Fest was an all-around success thanks to perfect weather and reliably stellar sets from headliners and locals alike.  There was no shortage of exceptional talent once the sun went down either, with standout sets from funky newcomers Vulfpeck, keyboard wizard Marco Benevento, and gospel-blues revivalists The Word. 

Click through for a taste of the first weekend and stay tuned for a full recap coming next week.  Happy festin!

Shane Colman writes about music for NolaVie. Email him at shane@nolavie.com. Follow him on Twitter @canesholman and on Instagram at shawncoolman.