Posted in music | pictures on May 3, 2009

photos by Graeme Flegenheimer

New Orleans Jazz Fest 2009
New Orleans Jazz Fest 2009

"From the moment you set foot inside the main gate at the Fair Grounds Race Course, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is like a music and food lover's "Choose Your Own Adventure" novel, with nearly every option inciting pure sonic and culinary bliss. A morning beignet in the Gospel Tent with Arthur Clayton & Purposely Anointed? A lazy afternoon perked up by some Crawfish Monica and the Drive-By Truckers joined by Booker T? How about a stroll to the Gentilly Stage for the sounds of Spoon and the Dirty Dozen horns, stopping for a quick bowl of gumbo along the way? Etta James and a Soft Shell Crab Po-Boy, anyone? All signs point to yes...

...Now in its 40th year, the 2009 edition of Jazz Fest continues to ramp up post-Hurricane Katrina, expanding to its full complement of 12 stages, up from nine last year, and seven days, up from six in recent years. The event's first of two weekends boasted music from nearly 200 acts, including the likes of Dave Matthews Band, Crescent City native Wynton Marsalis and his Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Joe Cocker, Erykah Badu, James Taylor, Earth Wind and Fire, Pete Seeger, Hugh Masekela, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, Etta James and many more." [All About Jazz]

Jazz Fest ran from April 24-26 & April 30-May 3 at the Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans, LA. More pictures from the first weekend of the festival below...

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Comments (8)

eh

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2009 8:42 PM

Tweedy. Gettin big.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2009 9:15 PM

man, i've been to this 21 out of the 25 years of my life. it's always a fun time but only if you're willing to hippy out for a weekend. nonetheless, great pics.

Posted by Anonymous | May 3, 2009 10:55 PM

Hi,
Great pictures!

And great blog. Found you through Twitter!

Greetings from Denmark,

Claus,
www.earmaster.com

Posted by EarMaster | May 4, 2009 3:54 AM

Great shots! Thanks for sharing. Makes a person sick to have to miss something like this.

Wow, Verdeen never jades. What a gorgeous photo!

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2009 2:31 PM

white people love to pretend they care about jazz!

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2009 10:50 PM

I WANT CRAWFISH MONICA

Posted by Anonymous | May 4, 2009 11:15 PM

Best fest in the world.

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2009 6:47 PM

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