Jim Brock’s Top Photos of 2016

The 48th New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and sophomore KAABOO in Del Mar provided an abundance of captures for this year ‘s 10 best, with the balance filled out by more personal moments in smaller rooms, best experienced just a few feet away.

The spirit of Jazz Fest from the back of the track

 

Sharon Jones will always be a bad ass in sequins and fringe, another blow in a year of huge musical losses

 

Efrem Towns of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band using his big lungs at Jazz Fest

 

84-year old Daniel Weenie Farrow from the Press Hall Brass in the Economy Hall Tent at Jazz Fest

 

Mr. Neil Young and Promise of the Real played through a deluge at Jazz Fest, an epic 8 tune, 140 minute set

 

Soul bluesman Eric Lindell at The Mint in September

 

St. Paul Janeway and dem Broken Bones at KAABOO pretty much killed it

 

Aerosmith and Steve Tyler were back in the saddle at KAABOO, the band’s only date of the year

 

Best of roots, Jason Isbell’s KAABOO set was a highlight

 

The hands and strings of famed Meters bassist George Porter
at The Mint in October

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