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Old standards greet fans on Jazz Fest's 2nd day

The Associated Press, Saturday, April 27, 2013, 10:51am (PDT)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — At 101 years old, New Orleans jazz trumpeter Lionel Ferbos opened one of 12 stages on the second day of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

Couples danced and some sang along to old jazz standards such as "Back Home In Indiana" and "I Can't Give You Anything but Love" on Saturday.

Ferbos is believed to be the oldest actively working musician in the city. He performs regularly at the Palm Court Jazz Club in the French Quarter.

Fan Medora Monigold says Ferbos epitomizes New Orleans and its jazz traditions.

Jazz Fest continues through Sunday and then resumes May 2-5. Festival-goers will be treated to traditional jazz, rock 'n roll, Cajun, gospel, blues, hip-hop, funk and zydeco.

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