Saturday, May 3, 2008

Jazz Fest video moments

For a flavor of Jazzfest over the weekend, here are some clips from video blogger Kelly Butler.

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Michael Franti Friday night at the Congo Square stage. Actually, he's in front of the stage, in the photographer's pit, revving up the crowd to ignore the occasional rainbursts.


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Jimmy Buffett Saturday night on the Acura Stage does another costume change as a polygamist for his rowdy song "Why Don't We Get Drunk and Screw."

Randy Newman performing "Short People" Thursday afternoon on the Gentilly Stage.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Blue Room has Jazz Fest live this weekend

Having wrapped up its Coachella coverage last weekend, the AT&T Blue Room is set to webcast live from New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival May 3-4. The stream will offer live sets from second-weekend headliners such as The Neville Brothers, Jimmy Buffett, Widespread Panic and Tim McGraw, as well as recorded highlights from the first weekend of the festival.

AT&T has be webcasting from major festivals for the last few seasons. Last year, it created a stir when portions of a Lollapalooza set were edited out for political reasons. Later this summer, The Blue Room will be airing performances from Bonnaroo. Visit The Blue Room for all the details.