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Zion Harmonizers performing at the 1979 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

The Zion Harmonizers were one of the first gospel groups to perform at the nascent New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in the 1970s, thereby launching their reputation worldwide. In this photograph by Michael P. Smith, John Hawkins thrills the audience during a performance on Saturday, April 21, 1979.

Zion Harmonizers performing at the 1979 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

Courtesy of The Historic New Orleans Collection

Zion Harmonizers performing at the 1979 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Smith, Michael P. (Photographer)

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