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: