Sunday at jazzfest was a great day. I spent a fair bit of my time meeting with different people and just hanging out. And why not? Jazzfest is about people and culture as well as the music.
So eventually I wandered over to the blues tent to camp as best I could for the afternoon, and to see Glen David Andrews. Who apparently is a cousin of Troy – Trombone Shorty. There were, however, no doubts in the mind of the audience as to who Glen was; the tent was packed, and basically turned into a jazzfest moshpit for the whole duration of the set.
But there was a great reason for the crowd’s exuberance too. On stage were some players that are very well known among the New Orleans musicians’ A list. Amanda Shaw was on fiddle, and Marcia Ball was on keys. Finally, towards the end of the set, Glen announced that he had one other special guest, and invited Troy Andrews, (Trombone Shorty) up to join them for a few numbers.
Unfortunately, the crowd was such that I was totally unable to get good images of anyone on the stage, and none any at of of Marcia Ball; these will have to suffice.
The tent was hot, and the music was even hotter, with Glen inviting Marcia to perfrom a few numbers as the lead.
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