New Orleans might be my favorite city in America. The food, the architecture, THE MUSIC! This is a video of the Rebirth Brass Band "Do Watcha Wanna" while taking a stroll through the French Quarter. Imagine stumbling upon this as you walk down the street! Happens all the time in New Orleans. It says this video was taken the day before the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival a few years ago. Every single aspiring musician in the world should drain their bank account dry in necessary to attend Jazzfest. To try to even begin to describe what it did to help shape me as a musician the 4 times I attended in both undergrad and grad school would do it a disservice. I grew up as a musician the first time I spent 4 days soaking it all in as a 20 year old visiting from Chicago.
Jazzfest is life changing for everyone but especially for musicians. Get there at all costs!