Jazz Journalists Association Entrance Gallery Library

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2001

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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 story in 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: sbolen@postman.hob.com, www.hob.com.