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What I Loved and Hated About Jazz Fest

Okay, Festival Productions people: don’t go nuts on me here. I’m not dissing the Jazz Fest this year. It was one of the better ones in memory: the lineup was […]

Jazz Fest 1994

Guess who’s at Jazz Fest? Think I’ve changed since 1994? Well, chunkier and older for sure, and my hair got a lot more red, a little wiser, a lot deeper […]

Italians Named Joseph

I’m married to a  Italian, no excuse me, a Sicilian, named Joseph. Now the upcoming week is important because less than a week from now, we’ll be celebrating St. Joseph’s […]

Jazz Fest Is Over? Jimmy’s Keeps Trying.

Had a glorious second weekend at Jazz Fest—if you count Friday and Saturday. Thursday was too rainy and Friday too cold for my tastes, but I did go on Friday […]

Jazz Fest TV

Years ago, Jazz Fest was shot for television broadcast, some of which we saw, mostly not. All that has changed with the entry of AXS TV. Every night when I […]

Jazz Fest For The Gimped and Otherwise Infirm

I am handicapped, and I have limited use of my legs due to an automobile accident some 30 years ago. The older I get, the worse the pain. About 16 […]

Gathering of the Tribe

Jan Ramsey kicked a hornets’ nest when she raised the issue of accessibility at Jazz Fest for those with disabilities. The conversation that followed in the comments on her post […]

Filthy Lucre

No denying it: the 2012 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival presented by Shell was an outstanding success. Great weather, good music, big-drawing performers, and huge crowds equals big dollars. […]

Jazz Fest Sunday: Preservation Hall, Foo Fighters, Asleep at the Wheel

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band has spent the last few years establishing itself more than just the flag bearer for one stream of New Orleans music. Starting with the inclusion […]

Jazz Fest Saturday: Bombino, Steve Earle, MyNameIsJohnMichael

When Rob Cambre and Quint Davis agree on something, the world is coming to an end or it’s something special. In the case of Bombino from Niger, it was one […]