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2011 Satchmo Summerfest

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This is the second time that I have attended and shot the Satchmo Jazz Mass at the St. Augustine Church in Treme. The event is part of the annual Satchmo Summerfest which is held every year at the old US Mint on Esplanade Ave. in New Orleans. To be perfectly clear last year I didn’t actually attend “all the way”, since I wasn’t expecting the church to be so crowded so early, I ended up getting there a bit too late to get in, so I was stuck outside waiting for the function to end  so I could shoot the second line!  As many of you  know, Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong was a native New Orleanian, and that is the reason why we celebrate his birthday with a Jazz Mass, second lines and music, (lots of it) . To see more pictures from the 2011 Satchmo Summerfest are here.

 

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Getting up “very” early allowed me to position myself close the brass band, on the exact side of the church where I had planned to be on…Actually when I got there, St. Augustine Church was still closed :). I’m pretty satisfied with the photos, hard work always pays off!

 More pictures from the 2011 Satchmo Summerfest are here

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 More pictures from the 2011 Satchmo Summerfest are here

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  1. Ashley Beolens

    Some mighty fine photographs, New Orleans is one of my must visit places (it’s a list that gets longer each time I surf the web!!). How open to photographs like this are the people of New Orleans? Wouldn’t want to offend if/when I finally do get there.

    Sep 05, 2011 @ 4:53 am


  2. Pompo

    Thanks Ashley! I’d say very open during these types of events or any second lines…I find New Orleanians are very friendly and ready anytime for a chat with anyone :)

    Sep 06, 2011 @ 10:53 pm

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