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Everything’s Great in Guelph — Unless You Ask Sainkho Namtchylak

Soulive (L-R): Alan Evans, Eric Krasno, Toussaint and Neal Evans

Has the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival become too much of a good thing? That’s a question that was on the minds and in the mouths of more than a few concertgoers on Sat. May 5, the second-to-last day of the sprawling celebration of regional and international jazz, blues and roots music, pop, rock and rap.

The Jazz Tent, where pianist and famous father Ellis Marsalis held forth on mainstream modern jazz with a variety of players, including sons Delfeayo and Jason on trombone and drums, respectively, was so crowded that it was next to impossible to catch even a glimpse of the stage, much less find a seat inside.

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