Gerald French: Jazz Fest Flashback

Published on: March 7th, 2019

Gerald French is a jazz drummer, leader of the Original Tuxedo Jazz Band, and Mardi Gras Indian. In this WWOZ Jazz Fest Flashback, he talks about the long history his family has at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, stemming all the way back to the very first Fest in 1970. Find out what it was like for him as a boy, watching his father and uncle play, parading around the track with the Young Men Olympians, and more. 

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