It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No Andy Williams, not Christmas, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, the unchallenged greatest music and culture event on the planet. People say it is the coolest sloppiest Fest on record… maybe, but the music and the spirit of the guests are warm and welcoming as always.
Dance, baby, dance! This is Jamal, an NoLa native who dances his heart out. Here he is rockin' out to Papa Grows Funk. The sound quality is not of typical WWOZ caliber, but Jamal's moves will make you smile! (Yes, this man can do the splits!)
Dirty Dozen Brass Band member Kirk Joseph and his gang, Tuba Tuba, withstand the wind at Jazz Fest in his extraordinary seven piece ensemble of sousaphones and tubas. With a collaboration of some of the best brass players in town, it is a sight and sound that can't be beat.
Earlier this morning, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation named the Jazz & Heritage Center building (pictured above and located at 1225 N. Rampart Street) in honor of George and Joyce Wein.