In Memoriam

We've lost some of our most beloved musicians and other friends who've shared and contributed richness to the musical tapestry of New Orleans and the world. Please join us in remembering their songs and their spirits. Use the "Comments" section below to add your own tributes to anyone we've missed.

  Charles "Action" Jackson | George Wein

  Ellis MarsalisArt Neville | Dave Bartholomew | Dr. John

Fats Domino | Pete Fountain | Allen Toussaint 


A Tribute to Thorny Penfield, R.I.P.

Fri, 09/07/07
Authored by David Kunian
This is a radio tribute to the late Thorny Penfield, music fan and catalyst extrordinaire. Read more

A Mighty Oak Has Fallen

Thu, 07/26/07
Douglas Redd Memorial On Wednesday, July 18, 2007 at 9:23 a.m. Douglas Redd, beloved founder and Artistic Director for Efforts of Grace, Inc. and Ashé Cultural Arts Center, was welcomed to the realm of the ancestors. His spirit and legacy lives on and will be remembered ... Read more

Radio Tribute to George Brumat of Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro

Tue, 07/17/07
Authored by George Ingmire
George Brumat, owner of Snug Harbor, a jazz bistro in the Faubourg Marigny, passed away on July 7th, 2007, at the age of 63. He opened Snug Harbor in 1983, well before Frenchman Street (where the club is located) was the music oasis it is today. His dedication to the cont... Read more

Remembering Alvin Batiste

Tue, 05/22/07
Authored by Jason Songe
Father, Son and Students Honor the Memory of Alvin Batiste "Mr. Bat was a model musician. Every day we'd see him before class, always shedding, always practicing. He embodied the spirit of the ideal musician because even at the age he was, he was always trying to get bette... Read more

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