[Dixielandjazz] N.O. Jazz & Heritage Fest
Sat, 17 Aug 2002 10:35:50 -0500
>>>However, most of their music is FAR from jazz. I found out, though, that
they devote one smaller venue to traditional jazz and another to blues.<<
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Fest is held a the Fair Grounds (a
horse race track). Some of the venues are under the grandstand, but most
are outdoors....some in tents, others on stages out in the open.
There is a large tent devoted to trad & contemporary dixieland styles.
Under the grandstand is a venue for modern and/or straight ahead jazz.
There are very two large stages outdoors for acts like Ray Charles, Fats
Domino, etc. These stages are necessarily outdoors, because they don't have
tents big enough to accommodate the large numbers of people these acts
attract. I hear it is still difficult to get anywhere where one can see
the people on stage.
There is also a blues stage outdoors, and I heard some pretty good
straight ahead jazz on it. There is also a venue that features Cajun and
zydeco. I don't know much about it, as I made no effort to find it.
I have to agree with Rebecca........the New Orleans French Quarter
Festival, held on the second weekend in April, is my festival of
preference.......and it's FREE!
----- Original Message -----
From: "thompson" <email@example.com>
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Sent: Friday, August 16, 2002 7:24 AM
Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] New Orleans? in Bryant Park
> We have never attended the Jazz Heritage Festival that New Orleans holds
> every year-- usually the last weekend in April and the first weekend in
> It is held at the fair grounds and from what I understand draws a huge
> crowd. However, most of their music is FAR from jazz. I found out,
> that they devote one smaller venue to traditional jazz and another to
> The festival we like to attend is the French Quarter Festival held about
> weeks prior to the Jazz Heritage.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Stephen Barbone" <email@example.com>
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> Sent: Wednesday, August 14, 2002 8:40 AM
> Subject: [Dixielandjazz] New Orleans? in Bryant Park
> > List mates:
> > When I first saw this headline in today's NY Times I thought Wow!!!
> > N.O. Jazz at Bryant Park. (A large public park in NYC).
> > Then I read it. Rebecca, you were there no? Were these the festival
> > highlights? Or is this just how the "Trio Cable Network saw/heard it?
> > Perhaps the 10 hour broadcast this weekend will have some jazz coverage?
> > Cheers,
> > Steve Barbone
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