Along about January, the annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (held
the last weekend of April and first weekend of May at multiple stages on the
Fairgrounds Racetrack) comes into view as a longed for relief from all
that's drab and dreary. The Fest shines an entirely different light on what
jazz is in America -- as demonstrated by photographer Skip Bolen's images
from the attendance-record breaking 2001 fest (see Philip Booth's
the Jazzhouse Library).
JJA member Bolen is art director of House of Blues
Entertainment, Inc. (6255 Sunset Boulevard, 16th floor, Hollywood, Ca 90028)
and can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.hob.com.