Sunday, July 5, 2009

Fillmore Jazz Festival 2009



The Fillmore Jazz Festival
takes place annually and is the premier jazz event in San Francisco. There are four stages of musical performances along with artists and food vendors lining the streets from Eddy all the way up to and past California Street. I've been attending this festival for years. It always attracts thousands of people though this year was jam packed. I have never seen so many people at this event. There were some great acts this year to include Marcus Shelby, Kim Nalley and Spencer Day just to name a few. The music was loud and hot! It was one huge street party. We had a great time and can't wait again for next year. Below is a photo and video from the Marcus Shelby performance with special guest Faye Carol. Let me also just say if you even have the chance to see Marcus Shelby in person, by all means do so. They are spectacular!





5 comments:

Icy BC said...

This is so interesting..I love this kind of celebration, out in the open, and free!!

bessye said...

Hi Joanne, my God you were busy this past weekend! How cool that you shared this all with us. I know you had fun! wishing I was there...

bessye

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Icy, that is the best kind - free and open to all.

bessye, I had a great time when usually on the 4th I really don't do much of anything. I made up for it this past weekend :)

RNSANE said...

I heard it was really great this year, Jo. My friend, Elaine, was there for the first time and she could not praise it enough.

jasonbrockjazz said...

Oh, this was really great! I loved the festival - music and food. :)

Thanks for posting the cool pics and vids!

http://jasonbrockjazz.blogspot.com