Friday, March 06, 2009

A little music...

Here's Jackson Square being put to an altogether better use.

This is some video of a brass band that was playing in Jackson Square outside the Cabildo on Thursday, February 26. Check out the adorable woman who jumps in from the left side of the frame at around 1:14.



This is a short clip of a really neat jazz ensemble called Loose Marbles. There are about 15 of them, and they play in different combinations around the French Quarter to maximize their tips. I wish I had gotten more of them. I did get a CD of theirs, which is wonderful and old-timey. Here's a little taste to get the weekend started:



11 comments:

Randal Graves said...

All she needed was gold lamé pants and we had the Solid Gold dancers.

This is why New Orleans is so cool. They have street musicians. We have nothing save the occasional fire n' brimstone street preacher, and even those are rarer than a Republican with actual family values.

Jay Simser said...

That was wonderful. People in Iowa don't seem to be willing to share their music. The girl dancing should go on Ellen!

Mnmom said...

You'd like "The Sunshine Skiffle Band", ever heard of them? Someday I'm going to get to NOLA, I swear as God as my witness!

Dianne said...

she was joyful - I loved "don't put that on Youtube" - what a smile she has

I adore the little boy - he's clearly a cool kid and I love how he stayed close by - I assume one of the musicians was his Dad

thank you for making me feel light and breezy on a cold Friday morn in NJ

Randal Graves said...

Bubs, you need to move to Jolly Ole England.

Doc said...

"This is the kind of music that make me want to go out there and BE somebody!"

Thanks,
Doc

Baroness von Bloggenschtern said...

Loose Marbles are fabulous! I also love that they're a street band, yet have a piano, chairs, and an area rug. Classy AND sassy.

Thanks for the great weekend kickoff!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

That brass band sure can wail! I loved the little kid who was just standing there as though nothing was going on 2 inches from his ear.

Distributorcap said...

i love street bands......

Lisa said...

Now that was just a good time! Thank you for sharing this. It brought a smile to my face.

Utah Savage said...

I love New Orleans. I took so many pictures ten years later I still have rolls of 235mil film undeveloped.

Don't forget however that New York has street musicians and subway musicians, and even here in Salt Lake, we have a cellist who plays Bach cello suites outside our favorite matinee movie theater.