Taking a look back at last year's Satchmo Summerfest

We thought it would be a good time to look back at the Times-Picayune’s coverage of last year’s Satchmo Summerfest.

For four days, lovers of Louis Armstrong enjoyed music, food and even a bit of education as the eight annual festival took over lower Decatur Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans.

Bands playing mostly traditional Jazz filled four stages and Jazz historians remembering the good old days paid tribute to the man many say made Jazz a household name.

Yes indeed, this city knows how to pass a good time.  The ninth year should be no exception.  The festival kicks off with a Keynote Speaker and the opening of the ‘Jam Session – Jazz Ambassadors Embrace the World’ photo exhibit at the Old U.S. Mint on Thursday July 30th.  The exhibit will be in the Mint all weekend (with air conditioning) for your enjoyment.  The festivities culminate with a weekend of world class music on three stages on the lawn of the Mint.

Check out the Satchmo website for all the details.  Enjoy!

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