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Fest reveals enduring vitality of New Orleans

Frank Ocean performs at the 44th annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. (Gazette photo by Michael Hochanadel)
Frank Ocean performs at the 44th annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. (Gazette photo by Michael Hochanadel)
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“The young get old, the old get cold,” sang the leader of the Last Straws two weeks ago, launching the second weekend of Jazz Fest. Formed 57 years ago to play music already antique then, these vaudevillians sang that even in New Orleans, where the past isn’t gone and isn’t even past, change happens. It was the 44th annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival — my third. And for the first time, neither the ...


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