On Frenchman Street

Jazz Fest Weekend 2009

A minute in New Orleans

Ever wonder what it would be like to hang out late at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival?

Here is a minute excerpt from the 2009 festival, shot for Dutch television, taken at 1 A.M. as a partying crowd enjoys an unidentified band.

There is not much music on this clip but plenty of atmosphere as the young audience shows no sign of fatigue or weariness.

Of course, it was only the first night of the festival.

-Scott Yanow