Jazz Fest Thanks and Praise

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Published on: May 9th, 2013

Before Jazz Fest season slips too far into the past, we've got some "Thank yous!" to hand out. It takes a ton of people to get us through such an enormous event, and we appreciate everyone and their efforts.

Hospitality Tent Volunteers
Props to the volunteers who staffed the 'OZ Hospitality tent during Jazz Fest: Amy Rodenberger, Andrea Foreman, Ayanna Toney, Becky Thomson, Bonnie Cochran, Bruce Dear, Cassandra Koederitz, Cathie Ruggiero, Chris Wells, Clarissa Koederitz, Currin Wallace, Daniel Gore, Danny Albert, David Averbuck, Diane Plauche, Duane Williams, Eather Reynolds, Elaine Boos, Elizabeth O'Niel, Eric Ward, Grace Perrine, Hillary Albins, J. W. Tatum, Jacques Metevier, Jeannie Adams, John Titsworth, Julie Scholar, Karen Scott, Keith Johnson, Laura Avery, Lis Rosen, Lisa Bacques, Louis Holmes, Luis Capuchina, Maite Vail, Marie Lovejoy, Mary Anne Bischoff, Mary Lambert, Mary Naughton, Mehnaz Hoosein, Melissa Gemeinhard, Mike Morgan, Nancy Wells, Nick Perez Alvarez, Pam Legge, Patti Averbuck, Ron Clingenpeel, Sissy Wiggens, Stacey Morigeau, Suzanne Roberge, Veronica Cromwell, Yordanka Koleva, and Yvonne Eres.

Inside the WWOZ Hospitality Tent

Inside the 'OZ Hospitality Tent

Piano Night Volunteers
Thanks to all the volunteers who helped make Piano Night a big success: Jeannie Adams, Hillary Albins, David Averbuck, Patti Averbuck, Laura Avery, Mary Anne Bischoff, Elaine Boos, Jennifer Brady, Stan Cameron, Luis Capuchina, Therese Carter, Fr. Ron Clingenpeel, Bonnie Cochran, David Cockburn, Ian Cockurn, Dick Cole, Joanne Cole, Leslie Cooper, Susan del Guidice, Matt DeVitt, Steven Donnely, Andrea Foreman, Melissa Gemeinhardt, Virgil Harrison, Don Hardgrove, Tyler Hayes, Keith Johnson, Paul Kelley, Pamela Legge, Jane McBride, Paulette McCrary, Valerie McMillan, Mary Naughton, Caitlin O'Neal, Elizabeth O'Neal, Karen Paige, Collins Phillips, Shelia Phillips, Eather Reynolds, Cathie Ruggiero, Linda Santi, Greta Schmitt-Hayes, Eshyah Selig, Joe Stevenson, Carla Talevi, Maite Vail, Joy Weir, Chris Wells, Nancy Wells, Rick Wilkof, John Willis, and Sally Young.

Piano Night food

Gnocchi at WWOZ's Piano Night.  Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee.

Piano Night Food vendors
A shout out to the following food purveyors, who provided beautiful and delicious eats for Piano Night: Albrecht Ice Sculpture, Borgne, Carmo, Crescent City Brew House, La Divina Gelateria, Liberty's Kitchen, Little Gem, Martinique Bistro, Mimi's in the Marigny, Patios, Redemption, St. James Cheese Company, Ste. Marie, and Sylvain. Thanks as well to Villere's Florist.

Thanks for capturing so many awesome images to Hunter King, Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee, Bill Sasser, Kichea S. Burt, Melanie Merz, and Danielle Dietze.

We'd also like to thank the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, the WWOZ Board of Directors, Quint Davis and the staff of FPI-NO.

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