Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Jazz in the Streets of New Orleans

The time for "Jazz Fest - 2011" draws near, when the people of New Orleans and their kindred spirits from around the globe gather to celebrate music of all kinds: jazz, blues, R&B, Cajun, zydeco, rock, funk, African, Caribbean, and gospel.

There is, of course, the huge festival at the Fair Grounds, April 29 through May 8. But this rockin' gumbo of music will also spill out into clubs across the city. Places like Tipitina's, Howlin' Wolf, Rock "N" Bowl, and the clubs on Frenchmen Street will also have power-packed line-ups of terrific bands every night during the Fest.

It is by no accident that this outpouring of soul and celebration would occur in New Orleans, because this city is the birthplace of our American brand of music. For a history of Jazz Fest visit:

My painting "Jazz in the Street," is a dedication to the musicians of New Orleans who play with such life affirming feeling and soul. This painting has been donated to the Threadheads' Jazz Fest Charity Raffle. For information about this international nonprofit organization visit:

To see more of my New Orleans art visit:

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