Jazz Fest comes to an end…

Sunday was the last day of the 2010 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

Another great day of music. Throughout the day, we saw Ronnie Kole Trio, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, the Davell Crawford Singers, Van Morrison, Blodie’s Jazz Jam, and B.B. King!


WWOZ Jazz Tent: Ronnie Kole Trio – they played “Turkish March” by Mozart. It was genius and super fast. I couldn’t believe the bassist was keeping up!

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Every year (this is my third year!) they have so many different food vendors!

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BBQ Chicken Sandwich – z got two last year…and two this year ;)

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Trombone Shorty with Bo Diddley in 1990. This is such an amazing (and cute) picture! 

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Here is Trombone Shorty (and his band) all grown up!

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Gentilly Stage

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They had a really cool artist on stage with them.

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That boy can really work it!

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In the middle of the show, Trombone Shorty said he had a surprise guest for us. I had no idea who it could be…and then I was immediately transported back to high school:

MYSTIKAL! You know… “Shake Ya Ass??” Apparently he’s from New Orleans and just got out of jail after a six-year sentence. Who knew? All I know…is that he commanded that stage and made that place ROCK (or rap?).  I loved it!

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Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue was an awesome show. I’m so glad z got to see them!!

It was about 3pm when Trombone Shorty finished and I was hungry! I’d been eyeing the veggie muffaletta, so that’s what I got!

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The olive relish was soooo good!

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It started to rain, so we went in to the Gospel tent. We saw the Davell Crawford Singers…but weren’t very impressed, so we left after a few songs.

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Van Morrison was playing so we stopped by his set for a few songs. He won me over by playing harmonica! I’m not a huge fan, but I’m glad we got to see him. He can still rock :)

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We were just walking around and I wanted something to drink, so I got an unsweetened rose mint iced tea! z loves to throw that fist of rock everywhere he goes…

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There were a lot of really neat artists that came to the festival, but our favorite was Kreg Yingst.

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Around 5:30, we knew we had to head to the Blues Tent to get a place for B.B. King. It was PACKED! We ended up standing across the way on a curb, but we could still hear and see everything.

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Eventually we started moving closer…

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I watched the big screen for most of his set. He was so fun to watch because he had cute dance moves, funny jokes and he still plays a mean electric guitar! I loved him <3

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We ate dinner around 8:30/9 at US Prime which is a steak restaurant below the Ambassador Hotel.

Fried green tomatoes? Yes please! We got two orders but I ate most of them ;)

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House salad with Satsuma vinaigrette. MM! Satisfying dinner to end our amazing vacation.

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We watched some of the new HBO series TREME and hit the sack because I was flying home in the morning.

We ate breakfast in the hotel cafe on Monday morning and packed our bags to check out. z dropped me off at the airport (he had to stay one more day) and I was on my way back to DC. I flew from Gulfport to Houston and grabbed a veggie sandwich and chips before my next flight home. I ate half while I was waiting and half on the plane.

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It’s sad when a vacation ends, but I had a really great time. z and I saw some amazing music and had a lot of fun spending time together.

Thanks for my Valentine’s Day present!!! <333


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