2017 Satchmo SummerFest Second Line

Joell ‘Jo Baby’ Lee.

New Orleans slowly drained out Sunday morning, August 6th 2017. The previous days torrential rains had left our city deep under water Saturday afternoon but the engineering marvel that is our pumping system had worked wonders overnight.

2017 Satchmo SummerFest Second Line

And the 2017 Satchmo SummerFest Second Line Parade was going on as planned.

We drove down to Henriette Delille Street in the Treme neighborhood just before noon to catch the performers as they exited the old St Augustine Church. Here’s what we saw.

2017 Satchmo SummerFest Second Line

2017 Satchmo SummerFest Second Line

2017 Satchmo SummerFest Second Line


Big Chief Victor Harris of the Mandingo Warriors struts through Treme.

2017 Satchmo SummerFest Second Line


Nadine Ramsey, politician, strolls through Treme.

2017 Satchmo SummerFest Second Line

2017 Satchmo SummerFest Second Line

2017 Satchmo SummerFest Second Line

2017 Satchmo SummerFest Second Line


The single best photo I’ve ever taken at a second line.

2017 Satchmo SummerFest Second Line

2017 Satchmo SummerFest Second Line

2017 Satchmo SummerFest Second Line

2017 Satchmo SummerFest Second Line

Al ‘Carnival Time’ Johnson

2017 Satchmo SummerFest Second Line

The hand of Cinnamon Black, the finest baby doll in all of New Orleans.

2017 Satchmo SummerFest Second Line

2017 Satchmo SummerFest Second Line

Oswald Jones leads the 2017 Satchmo SummerFest Second Line parade down Rampart Street.

2017 Satchmo SummerFest Second Line

2017 Satchmo SummerFest Second Line

2017 Satchmo SummerFest Second Line

2017 Satchmo SummerFest Second Line

Elijah Armour dancing in New Orleans.

2017 Satchmo SummerFest Second Line

2017 Satchmo SummerFest Second Line

2017 Satchmo SummerFest Second Line

2017 Satchmo SummerFest Second Line

2017 Satchmo SummerFest Second Line

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