NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans is saying good-bye to jazzman Lionel Ferbos with a jazz funeral, including a traditional second-line parade. The 103-year-old trumpeter died July 19. He had been the city's oldest active jazz musician, playing gigs after his hundredth birthday. His funeral Saturday morning comes as the Satchmo... more »
NEW ORLEANS - Trumpet-maker Jason Harrelson says he's donating one of the best trumpets he's ever made to benefit a festival honoring the artist who sparked his passion for the instrument - Louis Armstrong. Harrelson's specially made brass "Satchmo" trumpet has a fleur-de-lis mouthpiece and transcription of the musical score... more »
NEW ORLEANS - The memory of New Orleans-born singer, bandleader and trumpet player Louis Prima (PREE' mah) will be honored next month on Bourbon Street with the unveiling of a life-sized bronze statue. The ceremony is set for December 4th, three days before the 100th birthday of Prima, who died... more »
A 10-year-old boy from Baton Rouge is using his musical talent to honor his great-grandfather on Veterans Day.
Xavier Michell has only been playing the trumpet for a year. He takes lessons from Dr. Issac Greggs, a former Southern University band director. Xavier learned to play taps and chose... more »