Jazz Fest 2016: First Weekend Reviews

Jason Marsalis, Christian Scott Put The Jazz In Jazz Fest Opening Day

Photo by Kim Welsh
Photo by Kim Welsh

Every now and again you hear a grumpy jazz-head complain about the Jazz Fest not really being about jazz anymore; and with main headliners including The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Snoop Dogg, J. Cole and Flo Rida, there’s a case to be made there. Yet on its big opening day, the festival has proven again that it is still a prime event for jazz listeners.

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Mo’ Jazz At The Fest

Photo by Willow Haley.
Photo by Willow Haley.

The 2016 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival has reached its middle-point. And on its third day of music, the Jazz Tent turned out to be a highlight of the festival.

Festival goers gave a warm welcome to New Orleans’ own Herlin Riley, who brought home to the Crescent City a group of young cats particularly well-versed in the post-bop groovy style that New York city was crawling with in the 1960s.

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Boz Scaggs Rocks The Blues Tent

Photo by Kim Welsh.
Photo by Kim Welsh.

Guitarist, singer/songwriter Boz Scaggs has been recording and performing steadily since his debuts with the Steve Miller Band in the 1960s. And judging from his set under the Blues Tent on the second day of Jazz Fest, he doesn’t plan on slowing down.

Scaggs charmed the crowd early on with his mellow rendition of Willy Deville’s “Mixed Up, Shook Up Girl,” only to switch gears and introduce a heavy road blues.

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Noé Cugny

Paris New Orleans

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