Sterling Magee and Adam Gussow started playing together in the streets and subways of Harlem in the 80s. Magee - originally from Mout Olive, Mississippi - was a one man band playing under the moniker Mr. Satan. They teamed up and have since become one of New York City's preeminent blues acts.
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.
The Congo Square Stage is not the only Jazz Fest venue named after a Treme landmark: the Peoples Health Economy Hall Tent is named for Economy Hall, former home of the Economy Society, an early twentieth century mutual aid and benefit society.
The Congo Square African Marketplace is a vibrant artspace alongside the bombastic Congo Square stage. Featuring different local, national, and international artists each weekend, the market is a colorful and dynamic celebration of contemporary craftsmanship and art.
Nestled up in the heart of Jazz Fest lies the Louisiana Folklore Village, a market displaying handmade crafts consisting of everything from glittery high heels to traditional boat building. With intricacy and dedication each craft preserves the unique culture and deep-rooted traditions of Louisiana craftsmanship.