New Orleans Jazzfest 2010

The feelings, emotions, joy and elation felt during the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival are the reasons we've been making the annual trip for the past 22 years. It sure doesn't hurt that my birthday falls smack in the heart of Jazzfest every year - which adds another layer of other-worldly happiness to my experience. I wanted to hold onto every second spent with my friends and family - every passing moment was another smile, another hearty laugh, and another opportunity for a dance or hug. New Orleans is truly the playground of the human spirit.

Ain't nothing on earth taste as good as a Domilise's shrimp po-boy with creole mustard, a touch a mayo and extra pickels on toasty french bread with a Barq's root beer on the side. Lord have mercy is that delish!
New Orleans Jazzfest by top New York Photographer Michael Jurick

Jonah kick's off the Fest on a gorgeous day
New Orleans Jazzfest by top New York Photographer Michael Jurick

Next generation of 2nd line paraders
New Orleans Jazzfest by top New York Photographer Michael Jurick

Next generation of 2nd line paraders
New Orleans Jazzfest by top New York Photographer Michael Jurick

He's not jokin' 'bout his job
New Orleans Jazzfest by top New York Photographer Michael Jurick

The kids pay respect to the late, great Marva Wright
New Orleans Jazzfest by top New York Photographer Michael Jurick

The kids at the holy music temple of New Orleans... Tipitina's. The Radiators laid it down big time on Friday night - what a night!
New Orleans Jazzfest by top New York Photographer Michael Jurick

The making of an authentic Hansens Snow Bliz. Hansen's Sno-Bliz was started by Ernest and Mary Hansen in 1939. Ernest invented the first ice shaving machine and Mary created her own flavored syrups.
New Orleans Jazzfest by top New York Photographer Michael Jurick

Enjoying the sno-bliz masterpiece.
New Orleans Jazzfest by top New York Photographer Michael Jurick

My birthday dinner at Cochon - blowing out the candles seconds before Eddie Vedder and Michael Stipe walk into the restaurant.
New Orleans Jazzfest by top New York Photographer Michael Jurick

The family dinner at Cochon - this photo was taken by Eddie Vedder's bodyguard.
New Orleans Jazzfest by top New York Photographer Michael Jurick

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