That is a nice list but since when are people like Tom Petty and the Eagles Jazz Artists?
Half of the people on the list don't play a lick of Jazz.
This is not a 'Jazz' only event. I believe it's officially called the 'New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival' and includes musical acts from genres like Rock, Alt Country, Zydeco, Blues, Gospel...you name it. I was there in '01 (fantastic weather) and saw moe., Galactic, Lucinda Williams, Pete Fountain, Cowboy Mouth...and again in '04 (weather was terrible) and saw The Neville Brothers, Wynton Marsalis, Robert Cray...I can't remember any others off the top...but this takes place at an outdoor horse racing track and has 3 main stages, a blues tent and a jazz tent where all the seating is under the tent, and a bunch of smaller stages for lesser-known acts. It's a fantastic time and you just walk around and see whomever you want.
Back in '01 they set a one-day attendance record of 150,000 when Dave Matthews played. That was the only day we skipped, and I'm glad we did. Yes, it's big and lots of fun. All the stages are covered so the bands can play if it rains. In '04, the year before Katrina, they canceled the Friday event because of heavy rain the night before. The infield of the track was so muddy you couldn't walk through it. That was the first time they canceled a day in 10 years. Figures.
I want to live in a world where chickens can cross the road without having their motives questioned.
If you say the word 'gullible' very slowly it sounds just like oranges.