Saturday, April 18, 2009

French Quarter Festival 2009 - News

French Quarter Festival 2009
reported by our very own blog member, thanks!

The Connie Jones Band opened the French Quarter Festival today, April 17, 2009 outdoors in Jackson Square at 11:00. As the "surprise" guest Pete greeted the crowd as he joined Connie and gang for a few opening numbers which included "Clarinet Marmalade", "Lazy River", "St. Louis Blues", and "Just a Closer Walk With Thee". Pete definitely enjoyed himself smiling and waving to people as the crowd enthusiastically cheered each number, crying for more after "A Closer Walk". Pete embraced Tim Laughlin and Connie Jones with heart-felt hugs at the conclusion of the set. Last year, Pete opened the French Quarter Festival with Connie’s band as the "surprise" guest. With any luck this will become an annual event.

Pete warming up before the show.

Pete Fountain and the Connie Jones Band

Otis Bazzon, Tim Laughlin, Pete Fountain and Connie Jones

Otis Bazzon, Tim Laughlin and Pete Fountain

Pete and Benny Harrell after the concert.

1 comment:

  1. Was the 2009 Pete Fountain Jazz Fest performance recorded? If so, how can I obtain. I attended the performance and it was great!! The accompanying musicians were very talented.