Daniella's Misadventures
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
On my way

We're on our way to New Orleans for some sun, fun, music and food. Come back around May 2nd or 3rd for a write up and lots of pictures.
Monday, April 03, 2006
22 days, 21 hours

...till we go home for my favorite thing in the whole wide world (well, aside from seeing my friends and family!).

Jazz Fest.

I am a-blur with joy at the thought of being home and listening to the kick-ass line up of fabulous music and munching on some of the best food this side of... well, of anywhere.

Here's the line up for the first weekend:

Friday, 4/28
Dr. John, Bob Dylan, Keb’ Mo’, Ani DiFranco, Cowboy Mouth, Yerba Buena, Irvin Mayfield & the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, Anders Osborne, Cynthia Liggins Thomas, James Rivers Movement, Dukes of Dixieland, Johnny Sketch & the Dirty Notes, Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience, BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet, Charmaine Neville, Vivaz, Sunpie & the Louisiana Sunspots, Los Sagitarios, David Egan, Spencer Bohren, Coolbone Brass Band, Mary Griffin, T-Salé, J. Monque’D, Bryan Lee & the Blues Power Band, Panorama Jazz Band, Moyuba, St. Joseph the Worker Choir, Topsy Chapman, Bester Singers, Louisiana Repertory Jazz Ensemble, Olympia Brass Band, Jonathan Batiste, Lionel Ferbos & the Palm Court Jazz Band, Loyola Jazz Ensemble, Hardhead Hunters Mardi Gras Indians, Gospel Inspirations of Boutte, One A-Chord, Andrew Hall’s Society Brass Band, Shades of Praise Choir, Inspirational Gospel Singers, Bon Temp Roulez Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs, New Orleans Jazz Vipers, Pinettes Brass Band…

Saturday, 4/29
Juvenile, Dave Matthews Band, Etta James, Herbie Hancock, Hugh Masekela, Galactic, Darius Brooks & SDM, Eddie Bo, the subdudes, Terence Blanchard, C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band, World Leader Pretend, Clarence “Frogman” Henry, Snooks Eaglin, Luther Kent & Trickbag, The Iguanas, Banu Gibson & New Orleans Hot Jazz with special guest Bob Havens, Belton Richard, Crown Seekers, Tim Laughlin, Kim Prevost & Bill Solley, NewBirth Brass Band, Leroy Jones, Val & Love Alive and the Dimensions of Faith, Ingrid Lucia, Poor Clares, The Elements, Ritmo Caribeño, Jambalaya Cajun Band, Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers, Lighthouse Gospel Singers, Jhelisa’s Tribute to Nina Simone, Mahogany Brass Band, Tony Bazley, Franklin Avenue BC Choir, Voices of Distinction, Young Tuxedo Brass Band, Charles Jackson & the Jackson Travelers, Connie Jones, Bill Summers with members of Los Hombres Calientes, SUBR Jazz Ensemble, Percussion Inc., Providence BC Choir, Nine Times Men Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs, Chops Funky 7 Brass Band…

Sunday, 4/30

The Meters, Bruce Springsteen and the Seeger Sessions Band, Yolanda Adams, Allen Toussaint with special guest Elvis Costello, Dave Bartholomew, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Rebirth Brass Band, Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, Walter “Wolfman” Washington & the Roadmasters, Sonny Landreth, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Rosie Ledet & the Zydeco Playboys, Papa Grows Funk, James Andrews, John Mooney & Bluesiana, D.L. Menard & the Louisiana Aces, Lil’ Band O’ Gold, Christian Scott, Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews with special guest Steve Turre, Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys, Leah Chase with special guest Wess “Warm Daddy” Anderson, Leigh “Little Queenie” Harris, Mighty Chariots of Fire, Los Vecinos, Willis Prudhomme & Zydeco Express, San Severino of France, John Rankin, The Revealers, Don Vappie & the Creole Jazz Serenaders, John Lee & the Heralds of Christ, Kirk Joseph’s Backyard Groove, Jo “Cool” Davis, Gregg Stafford’s Jazz Hounds, Furious Five and Untouchables Social Aid & Pleasure Clubs, Kid Simmons’ Local International Allstars, Greater Antioch Full Gospel Choir, Melody Clouds, Paulin Brothers Brass Band, Carrollton Hunters Mardi Gras Indians, Unstoppable Gospel Singers, Pinstripe Brass Band, Higher Dimensions of Praise, Pozazz Productions Presents…

Oh, I just can't wait!

To keep ya'll busy until then, here's my write up of Jazz Fest 2004, which was one of the best experiences of my life. Click through here.