Cover Photo: Jazzuality dot com/flickr
Jazzuality dot com/flickr

“Why Jazz?”: A Music Festival Review

“Jazz is not a live being, and music is not subject to our laws of time.”

Photos taken by the author.

Colin Stetson. Videos recorded by the author.

 We returned to L’Astral, and the Los Angeles-based electro-pop duo Knower were playing. The drummer began rapping, “The government knows when you masturbate.” I was so distracted by the lyrics that I forgot to record a section of it before we ended up behind the TD Stage, where the 150th anniversary of Canada Day celebration was going on, as it was the first of July.

Stanley Clark 

Little School of Jazz

Swing Dixie

Walk Off The Earth


Charles Bradley


Flipp Dinero

Joey Bada$$

Acid Arab


Simeon Marsalis was born in 1990 and graduated from the University of Vermont in 2013. He is from New Rochelle, New York, and has lived in New York City and New Orleans. His debut novel, As Lie Is to Grin, is published by Catapult.