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New Orleans pianist, singer-songwriter Allen Toussaint performs on the Acura stage on the last day at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival at the New Orleans Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, 3 May 2009.

New Orleans pianist, singer-songwriter Allen Toussaint performs on the Acura stage on the last day at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival at the New Orleans Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, 3 May

Louis Armstrong (left) and Joe “King” Oliver, Chicago, c. 1923 - two of the greats of jazz musicians.

How the mighty have fallen! What a wonderful crooked pair Irvin Mayfield and Ray Nagin make. That’s a dream pairing if I ever heard of one. One is in jail and the other will be there soon.  N…

Irvin Mayfield is Indicted!

How the mighty have fallen! What a wonderful crooked pair Irvin Mayfield and Ray Nagin make. That’s a dream pairing if I ever heard of one. One is in jail and the other will be there soon.

Irvin Mayfield, a prolific and innovative trumpeter , helped usher in a new direction for New Orleans jazz well before his 30th birthday through his close collaboration with drummer Bill Summers, the veteran percussionist from Herbie Hancock’s Headhunters. During late-night jam sessions at Summers’ home in the late 1990s, they launched Los Hombres Calientes, a band that takes the sounds of Cuba, Brazil and other Latin American traditions and reinterprets it through the prism of New Orleans…

Irvin Mayfield, a prolific and innovative trumpeter , helped usher in a new direction for New Orleans jazz well before his 30th birthday through his close collaboration with drummer Bill Summers, the veteran percussionist from Herbie Hancock’s Headhunters. During late-night jam sessions at Summers’ home in the late 1990s, they launched Los Hombres Calientes, a band that takes the sounds of Cuba, Brazil and other Latin American traditions and reinterprets it through the prism of New Orleans…

Shannon Powell- New Orleans Jazz drummer known as "The King of Treme".

Shannon Powell- New Orleans Jazz drummer known as "The King of Treme".

The Best of Neville Brothers: 20th Century Masters (Millennium Collection)

Neville Brothers, Th - Century Masters: Millennium Collection [Cd]

Cyril Neville, Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra

Cyril Neville, Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra

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Timeline: The Years of Sister Rosetta Tharpe Photo by BY GAYLE WALD, Author of Shout, Sister, Shout! The Untold Story of Rock-and Roll Trailblazer Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Leon Kid Chocolate Brown performs Friday nights at The Jazz Playhouse.

Sonesta Hotel in New Orleans is ideal among Bourbon Street French Quarter Hotels. Our Hotel is close to Important and amazing places like French Quarter, Jackson Square, Harrah’s Casino.

Lionel Ferbos was afflicted by asthma as a child and told he couldn’t play the horn. Ignoring this discouragement, he bought his first cornet at a Rampart Street pawn shop and began a musical career spanning the better part of the 20th century and continues into the current millennium. Now in his nineties, Ferbos still delivers old time New Orleans jazz favorites as the leader of the Palm Court Jazz Band, which plays Saturday nights at the Palm Court Jazz Cafe.

Lionel Ferbos was afflicted by asthma as a child and told he couldn’t play the horn. Ignoring this discouragement, he bought his first cornet at a Rampart Street pawn shop and began a musical career spanning the better part of the 20th century and continues into the current millennium. Now in his nineties, Ferbos still delivers old time New Orleans jazz favorites as the leader of the Palm Court Jazz Band, which plays Saturday nights at the Palm Court Jazz Cafe.

Freddie Keppard, Cornetist and trumpeter was born in New Orleans on this day in 1890.  He performed with Joe 'King' Oliver and Jelly Roll Morton in Storyville at the turn of the 20th century. Morton recalls, "….he became the greatest hot trumpeter in existence. He had the best ear, the best tone and the most marvelous execution I ever heard and there was no end to his ideas". He passed away in 1933 at the age of 43. http://nola.tw/Fo

Freddie Keppard, Cornetist and trumpeter was born in New Orleans on this day in 1890. He performed with Joe 'King' Oliver and Jelly Roll Morton in Storyville at the turn of the 20th century. Morton recalls, "….he became the greatest hot trumpeter in existence. He had the best ear, the best tone and the most marvelous execution I ever heard and there was no end to his ideas". He passed away in 1933 at the age of 43. http://nola.tw/Fo

Andrew Duhon- New Orleans songwriter and musician. (Photo credit: Julia Pretus Photography)

Andrew Duhon- New Orleans songwriter and musician.

March On by Robin Barnes, Jazz music from New Orleans, LA on ReverbNation

Rising New Orleans Jazz singer Robin Barnes performs at our New Orleans Hotel Collection properties as part of our Third Thursday Jazz series www.neworleanshotelcollection.com/jazz
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