Sunday, May 1, 2011

Jazz Fest Day 3 - Bill deTurk's Tips and Picks!!

Happy Jazz Fest...and here's the first weekend and last day of Bill deTurk's "Tips and Picks"...Enjoy!!

Jazz Fest Tips – Take time to check out the amazing indigenous art in the Folk Crafts Area.  When you have nothing on your music schedule, go to the Fais Do Do Stage.  When you need to get out of the sun and sit down a minute, hit the Gospel Tent, although not sure how long you will be able to stay in your seat.  And number one tip is to master the “walk by”; face it, there is too much truly fabulous music, so “walk by” and check out an act for 10 minutes or so as you make your way to another mind-blowing destination.  Everyone have a great day and enjoy the world’s greatest music and heritage festival!

Top Picks - Day 3 looks like the busiest yet!  Jo “Cool” Davis (11:15 Gospel) – Look for an appearance from long lost local R&B legend “Sugarby” Crawford.  Freddy Omar con su Banda (11:10 Acura) – Chicks dig his cool Latin style.  Luther Kent, Phillip Manuel & Big Al Carson (12:35 Jazz Tent) – 3 stylistically diverse voices, one show.  Frankie Ford & Jean Knight (12:50 Gentilly) – Classic N. O. R&B revival.  Osborne, Fohl & Sansone (1:30 Blues) – All-star roots/blues trio.  Boukman Eksperyans (1:35 Congo) – Another chance to experience traditional Haitian music.  Dirty Dozen Brass Band (1:40 Acura) – One of New Orleans most famous brass bands.  Tom McDermott & Evan Christopher (2:00 Lagniappe) – Great place to have a seat and hear two brilliant musicians.  Honey Island Swamp Band (2:10 Fais Do Do) – Swampy bluesy southern roots rock.  Mitch Woods & His Rocket 88s (2:45 Blues) – Boogie woogie meets N.O. piano.  Dr. John w/ Special Guest Dave Bartholomew (3:10 Acura) – Louisiana pick of the day.  Keith Frank & the Soileau Zydeco Band (3:40 Fais Do Do) – Zydeco form the Boozoo school meets today.  Pete Fountain (4:25 Economy Hall) – 80 years old and still “Swinging Dixie”.  Big Chief Monk Boudreaux (4:25 Jazz & Heritage) – Get your Mardi Gras Indian on.  Tom Jones (5:35 Gentilly) – Non-Louisiana pick of the day… and last time he was in town, he stopped in and sang at the Apple Barrel, not kidding.

Enjoy another beautiful day out there...and if you can't make it out to the Fest you can catch it online at you by the flagpole!!

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