Jazz Fest Pics, Part 2


Here's a second round of pictures from the first weekend of the 2010 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.  The first set is here.) Above, that's zydeco band leader Rockin' Dopsie Jr., with the washboard, at the Fais Do Do stage. Once his set ended, Dopsie bolted across the Fairgrounds to join Simon & Garfunkel (and trumpeter Terence Blanchard Jr.) on "Cecilia."  My post on Treme, David Simon's new New Orleans HBO series, is here. Jazz Fest continues in New Orleans today through Sunday.

The Spyboy of the Creole Wild West Mardi Gras Indians meets his public. Note the binoculars with which he does his spying.

The still vital Frankie Ford, far left, who 51 years after he had a hit with it, still wants to take you on a "Sea Cruise." Oo-ee, baby.

 Mr. Okra.

The Bester Singers with the Dynamic Smooth Family.

The Louisiana Repertory Jazz Ensemble in the old time Economy Hall jazz tent.

 Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings at the Howlin' Wolf. Jones will play the Apple Farm Music & Arts Festival on June 5.

The Senior Saints of the True Vine Baptist Church hit the Fest.


 Kevin Thompson, of the Lake Providence, La. gospel group Kevin Thompson & the Sensational Six. 


 Soft Shell Crab Po' Boy.


The Hill Country Revuew at Tipitina's in the French Quarter, with Luther Dickinson on the left and Cody Dickinson on the right.


 George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic.

Previously: Deluka at the Khyber