I was able, or made a conscious decision, to attend a few more night shows during Jazz Fest this year, which I normally don't do in lieu of being out at the fairgrounds all day, every day. One of them was WWOZ's Piano night at the House of Blues. This is one show I really am glad I attended,(Thank You Dwayne Breashears!!) as it was a nice change of pace and I was able to see a few of my favorite “key ticklers” including Bob Andrews, John Gros, Ike Stubblefield, Joe Krown, and Bob Malone..... The HOB had all three rooms going at once, the Main Room , Parish and Foundation, so it was like walking around in an old haunted house(childhood memories) where each room you walked into there was an amazing pianist at work instead of scary goblins.....This made it hard for me to leave as I had to go shoot Instruments a Comin at Tips that evening, which I arrived at an hr and a half later than planned. I thought I would miss Walter who played first, of course as I walked in the side door he was just getting started.....Jazz Fest timing perhaps.....I should have known something was up when on the way to Tips, Professor Longhairs “Tipitina” was played on OZ, which I cranked up all the way......the song ended as I pulled up and Walter started as I walked in......nice....;-) Enjoy the pics!
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