Satchmo Summerfest 2017 Day 1 Photo Gallery / by Zack Smith

Satchmo Fest makes it fun to learn about the man and the music that make New Orleans so special: Louis Armstrong and Jazz.

Desmond Venable of the Red Wolf Brass Band performs at 2017 Satchmo Fest at the U.S. Mint.

Desmond Venable of the Red Wolf Brass Band performs at 2017 Satchmo Fest at the U.S. Mint.

The moments and the magic were abound despite the wet conditions at this year's Satchmo Summerfest at the U.S. Mint in New Orleans. I always look forward to photographing this music festival for so many reasons.

Dancers old and young get down to the music at Satchmo Fest.

Dancers old and young get down to the music at Satchmo Fest.

Satchmo Fest is not a large festival, it actually takes place all within the confines of the U.S. Mint in the SE corner of the French Quarter, hosting two music stages and one indoor symposium area on the third floor.  All within this three day festival you have access and easy options of great New Orleans food and drink. What makes this festival special is that you also have access to the best of the best in scholars and musicians knowledgable in the music and history of the festival's namesake: Louis Armstrong. 

I hope you enjoy this gallery of DAY 1 of Satchmo Summerfest...stay tuned for Day 2 !