2,488

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival: A Photo Essay

By

Sign in to view read count
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is the grandest of all American music festivals. Each year I attend, and am rejuvenated by the always amazing array of musical talent. The music of New Orleans is anchored by the great New Orleans musical families, such as Barbarin, Lastie, Boutte, Harrison, French, Marsalis, and Batiste. The accompanying photos are from this year's festival, and include members of these families.

Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews: Troy has become a monster trumpet player.


Jason Marsalis: performing in tribute to Max Roach.



Diana Krall: a pleasure to watch and listen to.



Kermit Ruffins: lighting things up at his new club, Sidney's Saloon, with Herlin Riley sitting in on drums.



Herlin Riley: a drum giant and member of the Lastie family.



Bob French: legendary drummer holding court outside Sidney's Saloon.



Donald Harrison: aside from being an important musical figure, he is Big Chief of the Congo Nation mardi gras Indian tribe.





Stevie Wonder and his daughter Aisha Morris: Stevie electrified the crowd, and showed some jazz chops by playing Giant Steps and by accompanying his daughter who sang "Save Your Love For Me," which Stevie noted was recorded by Nancy Wilson with Cannonball Adderley.



John Boutte: dynamic performer and hometown favorite.



Pinettes Brass Band: these ladies hold their own with the every expanding brass band competition in New Orleans.



Jonathan Batiste: a tremendous young pianist.



Carlos Santana celebrated the return of the Neville Brothers band to New Orleans by joining them on stage.



Aaron Neville: Aaron conveyed (both in his solo gospel performance, and as part of the festival closing set by the Neville Brothers) deep emotion related to his first post-Katrina return to his native New Orleans.

Photo Credit

Joel A. Siegel


Tags

comments powered by Disqus

More Articles

Read Redwood City Salsa Festival 2017 Live Reviews Redwood City Salsa Festival 2017
by Walter Atkins
Published: October 17, 2017
Read AJAZZGO Festival in Cali, Colombia Live Reviews AJAZZGO Festival in Cali, Colombia
by Mark Holston
Published: October 13, 2017
Read CEO Experiment With Kurt Rosenwinkel at The Sugar Club Live Reviews CEO Experiment With Kurt Rosenwinkel at The Sugar Club
by Ian Patterson
Published: October 11, 2017
Read "Gerry Malkin Quintet at the BeanRunner Café" Live Reviews Gerry Malkin Quintet at the BeanRunner Café
by Karl Ackermann
Published: November 15, 2016
Read "Adrian Belew Power Trio at Ardmore Music Hall" Live Reviews Adrian Belew Power Trio at Ardmore Music Hall
by Geno Thackara
Published: May 10, 2017
Read "Omar Sosa Residency at SFJAZZ" Live Reviews Omar Sosa Residency at SFJAZZ
by Harry S. Pariser
Published: May 8, 2017
Read "Panama Jazz Festival 2017" Live Reviews Panama Jazz Festival 2017
by Mark Holston
Published: February 21, 2017

Join the staff. Writers Wanted!

Develop a column, write album reviews, cover live shows, or conduct interviews.