New Orleans 2019 Videos - Day 2

Not the usual opening video from Jazz Fest! Heavy rain delayed the opening, and then it rained some more.
Luckily I made it into Economy Hall just in time.

While in Economy Hall, I caught the New Orleans Swamp Donkeys Traditional Jass Band.
That's not a typo ... what we call "jazz" today started out as "jass."

Jason Marsalis on drums with Eric Benny Bloom on trumpet, Ricardo Pascal on sax, Stephen R. Gordon on piano, Jasen Weaver on bass, and Alexey Marti on percussion. Later on, Marley Maralis on the cowbell

Another downpour. I wasn't as lucky this time, I got soaked as I was on the way to get some food.

On my way back to the tents, I caught a few minutes of the Forgotten Souls Brass Band.
You can see that conditions at the Fair Grounds were starting to deteriorate. 

Back to the Jazz Tent to hear the lovely voice of Jolynda "Kiki" Chapman and her band

The rain was over and the sun was beginning to break out of the clouds as I walked down to
the Blues Tent to hear Toronzo Cannon, who is also a bus driver for the Chicago Transit Authority 

With the sun now shining brightly and the skies a gorgeous blue, Laurie and I squished through the muck
at the Fais Do Do Stage to see the great Cajun fiddler Michael Doucet and his band BeauSoleil

In the Gospel Tent, Craig Adams and Higher Dimensions of Praise were outstanding

In the Jazz Tent, so was the James Carter Organ Trio:
James Carter on sax, Gerard Gibbs on the organ, and Alex White on drums

I was very fortunate to spend my final time at Jazz Fest today in the Blues Tent with the great Taj Mahal

Dr. Lonnie Smith's B-3 Organ and Leslie Speaker, ready to roll at Snug Harbor tonight

© Jeff Mangold 2012