Jazz Fest First Weekend | 04.25-27

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival - Weekend One
04.25.08 - 04.27.08 :: New Orleans Fairgrounds :: New Orleans, LA
Images by: Zack Smith

Al Green
McDonough 35 Choir
The Figs
Klezmer All-Stars crowd
Jon Michael (Theresa Andersson)
Barbara Lynn
CC Adcock
Dave Fera
Lafayette Marquis
Kevin O'day
Doug Wimbush
Zion Trinity
Mardi Gras Indians
Mardi Gras Indians
Big Sam
Ben Ellman, Skerik, Stanton Moore (Midnight Disturbers)
Shamar Allen (Midnight Disturbers)
Big Blue Marble
Big Blue Marble
Imagination Movers
Big 9 SAPC
Kim Carson
Brian Coogan
Mr. Allen Toussaint's sandals

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New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
04.25.08 - Friday :: New Orleans Fairgrounds :: New Orleans, LA
Images by: Adam McCullough

Big Sam
Big Sam
Buckwheat Zydeco
Buckwheat Zydeco
Ellis Marsalis
Doyle Bramhall
Bernie Worrell
Original Dixieland Jazz Band
Lady Tambourine
Leah Chase
Lizz Wright
Newbirth Brass Band
Leo Nocentelli's Rare Funk Gathering
Sheryl Crow

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New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
04.26.08 - Saturday :: New Orleans Fairgrounds :: New Orleans, LA
Images by: Adam McCullough

Mardi Gras Indians
The Original Last Straws
The Original Last Straws
Davell Crawford
Germaine Bazzle
Keyshia Cole
James Cotton
Jon Cleary and the Absolute Monster Gentleman
Newbirth Brass Band

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New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
04.27.08 - Sunday :: New Orleans Fairgrounds :: New Orleans, LA
Images by: Adam McCullough

Al Green
Al Green
Del McCoury Band
Golden Star Mardi Gras Indians
Golden Star Mardi Gras Indians
Hot 8 Brass Band
Voice of the Wetlands Allstars - Porter Jr. & Dr. John
Voice of the Wetlands Allstars - Osborne & Porter Jr.
Voice of the Wetlands Allstars - Cyril Neville & Monk Boudreaux
Voice of the Wetlands Allstars - Anders Osborne
Voice of the Wetlands Allstars - Dr. John
Larry Garner
Jesse McBride
Tim McGraw
Midnight Disturbers
Nicholas Payton

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Jazz Fest :: Late Nite
04.24.08 - 04.27.08 :: New Orleans, LA
Images by: Adam McCullough

JJ Grey & MOFRO :: 04.24 :: Tipitina's
JJ Grey & MOFRO :: 04.24 :: Tipitina's
Preservation Hall Jazz Band :: 04.25 :: Preservation Hall
Preservation Hall Jazz Band :: 04.25 :: Preservation Hall
Dirty Dozen Brass Band :: 04.25 :: Preservation Hall
Dirty Dozen Brass Band :: 04.25 :: Preservation Hall
Blind Boys of Alabama :: 04.26 :: Tipitina's
Blind Boys of Alabama :: 04.26 :: Tipitina's

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Jazz Fest :: Late Nite
The Disco Biscuits :: 04.25.08 :: Tipitina's
Images by: Casey Flanigan

Galactic :: 04.26.08 :: Tipitina's
Images by: Casey Flanigan

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Jazz Fest :: Late Nite
04.24.08 - 04.27.08 :: New Orleans, LA
Images by: Jeffrey Dupuis

JJ Grey :: 04.24 :: Tipitina's
Pete Shand (The New Mastersounds) :: 04.24 :: Tipitina's
Bill Summers (Head Hunters) :: 04.25 :: Howlin' Wolf
Jeff Raines (Galactic) :: 04.26 :: Tipitina's
Chali 2na (with Galactic) :: 04.26 :: Tipitina's
Stanton Moore (Galactic) :: 04.26 :: Tipitina's
George Porter Jr. :: 04.27 :: Howlin' Wolf
Skerik :: 04.27 :: Howlin' Wolf

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ScIFreak starstarstarstarstar Mon 4/28/2008 07:12PM
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ScIFreak

A picture is def worth a thousand words... Looked like some good Music being played, Voice of the Wetlands Allstars show looked like one hell of a time, anyone saw it? Is there recording on etree of it? Anyone?

sbruce44 starstarstarstarstar Mon 4/28/2008 07:25PM
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sbruce44

This weekend is going to be absurd.

IPowrie Mon 4/28/2008 07:25PM
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Very nice pictures

tourfan starstarstarstarstar Mon 4/28/2008 08:58PM
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On behalf of myself, one whose not had the pleasure of attending one of our nations grandest of celebrations, ----- YET ------ Thank you JB photographers, for bringin' the rawcus for the rest of us ..... !!!!

Kindskatz starstarstarstarstar Mon 4/28/2008 10:35PM
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Kindskatz

all those photos are fuckinng great!

can't wait for Stevie this weekend...

CSchneids929 starstarstarstarstar Tue 4/29/2008 02:43AM
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this weekend was great even with all the rain. could not see too much of jazzfest itself but the late nights were bonkers. bisco threw down a nice party at tips till sunrise. galactic blew the roof off tips with charlie tuna and latif till sunrise of course. even joe russo came out and played some nasty drums. then the howlin wolf on sunday capped the weekend off. pbs, fest allstars with ian and ivan neville, porter jr, skerik, krasno, battiste and guests. then the duo put down a crazy late nite set with krasno melting faces and skerik. jazz fest late nights kill any other major festival late nights.

theguykeator Tue 4/29/2008 06:55AM
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theguykeator

This looks insane, I cant believe I missed another jazzfest. Pics are great!! Midnight Disturbers looks nasty, and the late night shows....WoW!

Do they really play to sunrise? Do they start at 3 AM, or is it an all night thing?

farquha Tue 4/29/2008 07:16AM
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Bisco started at around 2am and went until almost 6am!

Chaloupka starstarstarstarstar Tue 4/29/2008 07:26AM
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Chaloupka

Damn, I wish I was in NOLA right now . . .

jazzfester starstarstarstarstar Tue 4/29/2008 07:47AM
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theguykeator,

You have not missed another fest yet. This weekend is going to be ridiculous.

Jidi starstarstarstarstar Tue 4/29/2008 07:48AM
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Jidi

The Funk Apocalypse is upon us.

gamecat starstarstarstar Tue 4/29/2008 08:17AM
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gamecat

Yeah, really nice pictures Jambase.

johnnygoff starstarstar Tue 4/29/2008 08:50AM
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johnnygoff

great shots. loved 'em all! give me more Bernie Worrell shots.

also, how did tDB's show come off in NOLA? well received? or just another tDB show?

bdub Tue 4/29/2008 09:45AM
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Best written article Jambase has ever produced. The funk and brass is on! Thank YOU for transporting me for a few...

spinyn starstarstarstarstar Tue 4/29/2008 12:56PM
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The Wetlands All Stars set was great but unfortunately they had to cut it short when it started to pour. It was wet, all right!

My fav sets were the stunning show by Alison Krauss and Robert Plant and the awesome band with Buddy Miller led by T Bone Burnett and the re-incarnation of the "River In Reverse" band with Elvis Costello and Allen Toussaint.

Muffinman1 Tue 4/29/2008 01:29PM
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Muffinman1

I didn't know Flava Flav was in the wild madi gras indians. YEEAAAHHH BOOOOOOOYYYY!!!!!!

CSchneids929 starstarstarstarstar Tue 4/29/2008 06:42PM
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bisco started at 2.20am and went until 6am. galactic started around 2.45 and played past 7am. the duo krasno/skerik played till 4.30 on sunday. the late nights get great artists together to get in their own element and funk out. skerik really impressed me and krasno ripped. when benevento sat in with the fest all stars he played the funkiest piano jam that put me in the craziest trance all weekend. me like Nawlins

Gary starstarstarstarstar Tue 4/29/2008 06:59PM
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Gary

Great photos - I'm glad to see so many published online.

Do the photographers read the comments?

You carry equipment with you at all times?

achalsey Wed 4/30/2008 10:13AM
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achalsey

The one thing, besides the bar-b-que, that makes me wish I still went to school in the south

Zarathustra024 Wed 4/30/2008 12:14PM
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My shoes still haven't totally dried out from saturday and sunday, and we only lasted maybe a couple hours both days before we were too soaked to enjoy ourselves. Wetlands Allstars was definitely a highlight for me, just an amazing mix of songs and musicians. Biscuits late night was the heat, and the crowd was fun and really into the show. It stayed pretty dry at night, so our best times were had out on the town barhopping and checking out local blues and funk acts in the french quarter. Great food, great music all day everywhere, bars open all night, no open container laws...what more could you ask for? I will say i was a bit surprised at the abundance of 80's rock cover bands playing in bars on bourbon street at night. This was my first Jazzfest/Nawlins experience, and i will definitely be back!

CaptColorado starstarstarstarstar Wed 4/30/2008 11:17PM
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We are leaving from Austin at 6am this morning...4 hours 45 minutes and counting!!! This is my 4th in a row and 5th overall. The lineups are ALWAYS GREAT, but HAVE YOU SEEN THIS WEEKEND?!?!?!?! I'll be hangin with Page at the Monsta Jam whilst all the SPREADnecks get their groove on at the fairgrounds later tonight. Safe travels and remember, you must ALWAYS carry your sunglasses with you cause you never know when you'll be rockin out at a show only to look outside and see the sun coming up! I'll be watching the sunrise at the Sugar Mill on Friday morning and with UM at HOB on Saturday morning! See ya there!

drnokbot starstarstarstarstar Fri 5/2/2008 07:26PM
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drnokbot

Always my favorite photo spread of the year. Awesome! Thanks so much. Sending all my love to NOLA

widespreadfred starstarstarstarstar Sun 5/4/2008 10:55PM
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Outstanding!

Best fest there ism hands down!

Late night is where the magic happens.