Jazz Fest 2009 was the 40th Anniversary of Jazz Fest. WWOZ broadcast over 32 acts during the seven days of the fest. Read WWOZ blog posts from during the fest. Big Thank You's go out to all our volunteer krewes and partners.
On Wednesday May 13 and May 20, the Radio Wave Scientists on Jazz Lunatique will celebrate 16 (YES, THAT'S RIGHT!) years on the air in New Orleans on WWOZ FM New Orleans proud to crawl home. The exact date has been lost in the shifting sand, mold, mud, and lost brain cells of time, but sometime back in May 1993, Jazz Lunatique was born. That's 16 years of late night craziness.
At least a half hour before Young arrived and as the rain was at its worst, over at the Acura stage there was a thin crowd screaming in anticipation for the Neville Brothers. The rain subsided and the crowd filled up to numbers that the New Orleans favorites deserved.
As much as I enjoy a local-heavy Jazz Fest, I couldn't turn down an opportunity to see Neil Young performing at the Fairgrounds for the first time ever. When I heard the electric buzz of just the first few chords, I got goosebumps.