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The legendary Chuck Berry - you gotta love the polyester bell-bottoms!
Wilson "Wicked" Pickett
One of the hottest bass players in the world: George Porter, Jr. from The Meters, seen here with his own band: George Porter and Runnin' Pardners. Paul McCartney was quoted as saying George Porter [Jr.] was his favorite bass player.
Ray Charles. These old-timers sure know how to dress. Where can I get one of those jackets?
Pete Seeger. Not only is this guy a brilliant performer and songwriter, but if you ever get a chance to hear an interview with him - don't miss it! I caught this shot while he was on the Music Heritage, telling stories and playing music with his Nephew.
Jazz legend - Sonny Rollins. Despite his age, he put on an energetic and brilliant show in the Jazz tent.
This is an interesting view of Bruce "Sunpie" Barnes during his performance at the House of Blues stage - to give you a little bit of an idea of what it looks like when you're performing at the festival - rising above a sea of people...
John Popper from Blues Traveller - these guys put on an incredible show!
If you want to see more images, check out Mike's Jazzfest Photo Archive - a collection of images from previous years.
I prefer to shoot print film since I do not have a slide scanner, but I generally shoot at least one roll of slides (usually Velvia) of every important subject. The images online are from prints, scanned at 200 dpi and resampled using Aldus Photostyler (which IMO is the best-written image program even though it's now a dinosaur). I also use Corel PhotoPaint, aka "please wait.." version 4.0 to save the images into GIF and JPG formats.
2006 Jazzfest Schedule and artist list