Saturday, May 3, 2008

Jazzfest Day 7

The Jazzfest marathon wraps up Sunday with a blockbuster lineup headed by Galactic, with its great album From the Corner to the Block, Rebirth Brass Brass celebrating its 25th anniversary, and the toughest choice of all to close out the festival. How do you choose between the return of the Neville Brothers, the 30th anniversary celebration of New Orleans legends the Radiators, the Tribute to Tuba Fats, the Derek Trucks Band and Maze featuring Frankie Beverly? I'm going to split the difference between the Rads and the Nevilles, starting at the Rads set and finishing up with the Nevilles. I have a hunch the Nevilles show will run well past its scheduled 6:55 closing time. I also have a hunch that Santana, who is on the Acura stage before them, will stick around to jam on "My Blood."

MOMM Sunday Jazzfest Picks
11:25-12:25 -- Guitar Slim Jr. (Blues)
12:30-1:05 -- Black Eagles Mardi Gras Indians (Jazz & Heritage)
1:10-1:55 -- Jonathan Batiste (Jazz)
2:00-2:55 -- Galactic (Gentilly)
3:00-3:25 -- Tribute to Mahalia Jackson (Gospel)
3:20-3:55 -- George French (Economy Hall)
4:00-4:30 -- Rebirth Brass Band (Congo Square)
4:35-5:15 -- Big Chief Bo Dollis & the Wild Magnolias (Jazz & Heritage)
5:35-6:30 -- The Radiators (Gentilly)
6:35-7:10 -- The Neville Brothers (Acura)

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