John Holton (john_holton) wrote,
John Holton

Quiz for all of you: I got the following in my email from What's wrong with the following?

New Orleans, LA - Jazz Fest has set the deepest and most dynamic music lineup in the history of the Festival, with The Original Meters Reunion, Dave Matthews Band, James Taylor, Nelly, Brian Wilson, B.B. King, Juanes, The Neville Brothers, Trey Anastasio, Isaac Hayes, Widespread Panic, Jack Johnson, Anthony Hamilton, Elvis Costello & the Imposters, The Roots, Steve Winwood, Kem, The Black Crowes... The list goes on and on!

One Grand Prize Winner Will WIn: 1 CD/DVD "Live at Jazz Fest" compilation that includes live audio and video performances by Clarence Gatemouth Brown, Galactic, The Radiators, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band and MANY More. Also the latest releases from Dave Mathews, Elvis Costello, BB King, Buddy Guy and Black Crowes. (6 CD's). 5 runner ups receive the "Live at Jazz Fest" CD/DVD compilation.

Right. We have several blues artists (BB King, Buddy Guy, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown), several R&B types (The Meters, The Neville Brothers, Isaac Hayes, Nelly), a bunch of rock 'n' rollers (Elvis Costello, Dave Matthews, Trey Anastasio), a few light rock wieners (James Taylor, Brian Wilson)...where are the jazz acts at the New Orleans Jazz Festival? I mean, the blues acts sorta fit, I've heard Trey Anastasio and know he can play a nasty jazz guitar (he did a master class at the National Guitar Summer Workshop in 1993), but the rest of it's pop. They couldn't take their microphones and cameras down to Preservation Hall? Is it that hard to find real jazz in the place where jazz was invented?

Just damn...


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