photo of the week 11: put your hands up…

It was 2 a.m. when Glen David Andrews and his band wrapped up their last set at d.b.a., a bar in the Faubourg Marigny district of New Orleans (wait, there’s one in New York too?).

By 2:30, the house had pretty much cleared out (including a large group of chefs, which included Lee Anne Wong and a couple of White House chefs, who were in New Orleans for a tour of the local seafood industry organized by the White House and the Louisiana Seafood Marketing and Promotion Board). But the guys I was with soldiered on, an impressive lot (there was one particularly naughty instigator among us – you know who you are – who kept the rounds coming).

Glen David Andrews is intense, energetic, and soulful. His music is a unique blend of jazz and gospel with a dash of body-surfing thrown in.  At one point, he cherry-picked three ladies from the crowd to join the band on stage.  Audience participation was key.

A week late, here is my eleventh photo of the week: the trumpet player and trombonist of the Glen David Andrews band, off-stage and working the crowd.  I wanted the blurred effect of motion to capture the energy of the musicians and dancers.  I let the shutter run just a bit and got what I wanted.

Glen David Andrews

To see all of the photos that I took at d.b.a., CLICK HERE.

~ by ulterior epicure on September 20, 2010.

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