"Blues on Bourbon Street," Oil on Canvas by Diane MillsapIt's been a few months, and now it's time to return to that city of merriment, history and soul! Tops on our list this time is the Satchmo Summerfest which is all about Louis Armstrong and New Orleans Jazz. New Orleans Brass Bands will be featured. They have a sound that is a mix of jazz and funk that is unique. The beat and the fun are infectious, and you can't sit still!! There will be music all day at the Old Mint along with some serious sessions on the history of Jazz. At night the clubs on Frenchmen Street (just a few blocks outside the Quarter) will be rocking with famous musicians like Kermit Ruffins and Shamarr Allen.
I have promised friends that we will also take the ferry to Algiers Point to photograph its beautiful homes, eat breakfast at the Satsuma Cafe, go to Fulton Street and watch try-outs for the 610 Stompers,
eat supper at The Three Muses in Marigny, catch the 2nd Line from the Baptist Church in Treme, and above all stay cool in the August heat!
To see more of my New Orleans art visit: www.neworleans-art.net
Stay tuned for my report when I return. It will be a wonderful trip I'm sure.