And the Count has worked extra hard this year, as Jazz Fest has blessed us with a new day this year (a first-weekend Thursday), meaning there's even more music to hear for all you Fest diehards.
For maximum ease, the Count has arranged all the bands chronologically, so your musical knowledge will always be right on time. So please take my hand, grab a spinach or meat pie and your favorite beverage of choice, and without further ado, let's head out to the Fair Grounds.
On the Cover
James Michalopoulos, New Orleans' premier painter, captures the devotional rapture of the heavenly Mahalia Jackson. The artist brings his signature emotive power to this definitive portrait of America's gospel roots. This limited-edition silk-screen classic will likely sell out, so don't delay. Visit www.art4now.com or call (888) art4now for more details.
- Scott Saltzman
- Artists such as Jon Cleary (pictured) are ready to help you get your groove on for the first weekend of Jazz Fest 2003.