Satchmo Summerfest

Treme Brass Band and Japanese Satchmo Yoshio Toyama
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On Sunday August 8th, as part of the 2010 Satchmo Summerfest, held every year in New Orleans to celebrate the life, music and legacy of New Orleans’ native son, Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong, I had the privilege to attend and photograph another great event! Although the weather was 99F with heat index as high as 105F to 110F, after the parade started, everyone seemed to enjoy the second line and music as usual and forget how hot and miserable it was. Someone said once…If you don’t know why New Orleanians aren’t afraid to go to Hell, you never been down there in the middle of the summer! Please see some of the images I shot at the second line and do not forget that all comments are highly appreciated! These images and many more are available as fine art prints (also framed) at my other site nolaPIC.com.

Jennifer Jones leading the Second Line at St. Augustine Church in Treme after the Jazz Mass
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I will make sure next year to be there in time at 10 AM for the Jazz Mass, since this year I have only caught the end of it and I wished so bad I made it in…The church was packed!!! See the video below it’s the very end of the Satchmo Jazz Mass right before I sshot the image above of Jennifer Jones leading the Second Line out of the church. Video shot by Ricky Riccardi a Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong aficionado.

Treme Brass Band Leader, Mr. Benny Jones Sr.
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St Augustine Church in Treme after the Satchmo Jazz Mass
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Edward "Juicy" Jackson from To Be Continued Brass Band
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Jazz Funeral to Honor the Life of Captain Phil Harris from TV’s Deadliest Catch

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UPDATE  Discovery Channel will air AFTER THE CATCH Episode 5 on Tuesday, July 13!

Episode 5 – Tuesday, July 13 at 10PM ET/PT

The fleet wraps up its time at the French Quarter’s Blue Nile bar in the season finale of AFTER THE CATCH.  Captain Phil Harris is remembered in true ‘Nawlins style as fans pour onto Frenchmen Street for a traditional, raucous Jazz Parade.  The celebration brings together all the captains to pay tribute to their friend and colleague.

On June 9th, 2010, Discovery channel filmed a funeral parade to honor the life of Captain Phil Harris from TV’s Deadliest Catch in the Marigny District of  New Orleans. Crew members from the tv show, The Soul Rebels Brass Band and parades goers attended the New Orleans style Jazz Funeral which will be aired sometimes in July 2010. More images from the jazz Funeral at nolaPIC.com

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When I got there, (too early as usual), the Discovery channel crew was already setting up cameras and gear in front of the Blue Nile, and up under a scorcing heat and humidity, I got a chance to meet and talk to the Discovery Channel Vice President of Communications Mr. Joshua Weinberg. More images from the jazz Funeral at nolaPIC.com

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The procession didn’t last very long at all, but at the end (as in every Jazz Funerals) it got pretty wild and crazy! Mike Rowe from “Dirty Jobs” seemed to be having a blast as well! Please go to nolaPIC.com where you can see more images take during this Jazz Funeral  and more New Orleans Fine Art Photography. More images from the jazz Funeral at nolaPIC.com

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Treme Brass Band at Preservation Hall

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When I first heard that on April 30th the Treme Brass was going to be playing at the Preservation Hall in the French Quarter of New Orleans, my reactions were mixed: I got very excited, because I could see in my mind’s eye the unique pictures of the Treme Brass Band Band playing in that awesome and antique venue…Yay!!! What a perfect match I thought! What other Band would “blend in” and complement with the Preservation Hall atmosphere!?!  Yet, I were mad because the following day I had already something else planned that would have required me to wake up very early in the morning, which that made me think there was no way I could have attended a concert that started at 12:00 AM and would have ended at about 2:00 AM,  or possibly even later! I even tried to find out how often did the Treme Brass Band play there, since I knew they played every week at the Candle Light.

 

 

 

Preservation Hall Treme Brass Band
Click image to purchase a print on nolaPIC.com The Drum of the late “Uncle” Lionel Batiste before a performance of the Treme Brass Band at the Preservation Hall in New Orleans.

 

Photo of Uncle Lionel Batiste at Preservation Hall Black and White
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To cut the story short, I ended up going online and purchased myself a ticket for the event, which was sold out about a week before the performance (by the way I was in line and waiting to get it about 45 minutes in advance, pretty much first in pole position, since I wanted to have the very first choice in deciding where to sit and shoot from:).

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For those of you not familiar with the Preservation Hall, if you do happen to visit, do not forget to check it out. The place is “magic” and I guarantee, you won’t find anything this raw and funky anywhere in the world! You can’t describe the venue with words, you must and should experience it! In the meantime I hope you do enjoy my photos and if you decide to purchase yourself a picture or two click on any photos in here and you’ll be taken on my other site nolaPIC.com where prints can be purchased.

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Prints of Uncle Lionel Batiste & Oswald Jones – Treme Brass Band members

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During the pre Super Bowl pep rally Second Line held in New Orleans on Saturday February 6, 2010 I had the chance to take  a few great pictures of “Uncle” Lionel Batiste while he was at the French Market with the Treme Brass Band. New Orleans is full of characters, but Uncle Lionel definitely stands out! Somebody…I forgot who, said about him, “we gonna miss him, when WE die!”

Look out for  the new HBO series Treme which will premiere on April 11 2010 and will feature among man local New Orleans musicians, the Treme Brass Band!

“Uncle” Lionel Batiste is a jazz and blues musician and singer from New Orleans, Louisiana. Born on February 1st, 1931, he began in music career at the age of 11 playing bass drum with the Square Deal Social & Pleasure Club. He is currently the bass drummer, vocalist and assistant leader of the Treme Brass Band; he is known for his kazoo playing as well. He also sings, and has recorded a cd as a vocalist. Besides inspiring younger musicians with his playing, he serves as a role model to many of them: trumpeter Kermit Ruffins calls Batiste his “total influence,” saying that Batiste “taught [him] how to act, how to dress, how to feel about life.” Internationally, Batiste has served as leader of the daily Moldejazz parade since 2000. He is arguably New Orleans most loved uncle!

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Purchasing pictures of New Orleans French Quarter

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I just added on my gallery site www.nolaPIC.com quite a few images I have taken in the French Quarter (Jackson Square, St. Louis  Cathedral, Bourbon Street and along Canal Street in New Orleans last week. It was rainy and…Beautiful! All fine art prints are also available framed and with non glare glass with or without a mat. The prints of the Streetcars are available in regular formats from 10″ x 15″ to 24″ x 36″ size or in square  format of 10″ x 10″ or 20″ x 20″. To see  more New Orleans photography and purchase high quality prints please visit www.nolaPIC.com

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I have been waiting for these type of moody and gloomy light for quite a while and if you live here, you are well aware that it does not happen that often. I walked in the French Quarter for a long time, I was sore and soaked but as you will see from the photos it was well worth it. Let’s pray for some snow on the South Shore now.

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Please visit my site www.nolaPIC.com to purchase these high quality fine art prints at a very affordable price. Many more are available on the site, and don’t forget that you can deliver the prints to anyone.

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Framed New Orleans Fine Art Photography

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While you will see some photography samples on this blog, to purchase online high quality open edition prints by Alfonso “Pompo” Bresciani, please visit my e-commerce and secure site: www.nolaPIC.com where all the high quality prints are displayed and updated often as they become available. All of the open edition prints can now be ordered online, framed, matted and with non-glare glass!

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Airline Motors LaPlace photo prints for sale
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Canal StreetCar
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streetcar on st chales avenue new orleans
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Basically after the delivery truck pulls up by you house all you have to do is hang the framed pictures up!

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