John McCusker, author of Creole Trombone: Kid Ory and the Early Years of Jazz, stopped by the Allison Miner Music Heritage Stage for an interview during Jazz Fest this afternoon. Lucien Barbarin, who tours internationally with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and with Harry Connick, Jr., assisted with musical demontstrations.
After this morning's rainfall, the weather out here has already turned warm, fresh and beautiful! Dedicated Jazz Festers showed up this morning wearing a fantastic showcase of boots, sandals, crocs and other soggy weather attire. Here's a smattering captured during a quick spin around the Fair Grounds.
Magary Lord has developed a huge fan base in Salvador de Bahia, on the northeast coast of Brazil, with a new sound rooted in Angola, Africa: Black Semba. He's also been an active participant in Carnival (see the video below).
John Boutte performing at Jazz Fest is a given, but this year he stepped up to stage you might not expect: the Food Heritage Stage in the Grandstand. That's right, John donned an apron, put on a cap, and picked up some stirring spoons for WWOZ!
Legendary jazz drummer and native New Orleanian Herlin Riley stopped by the Allison Miner Music Heritage Stage for an interview during Jazz Fest this afternoon. Riley is often featured on Jazz at Lincoln Center, and has played with a Wynton Marsalis, Doctor John, Harry Connick, Jr. and many, many others.