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2012 Satchmo Summerfest and Treme Jazz Mass

Picture of Treme Brass Band
The Treme Brass Band in front of St. Augustine Church in Treme.Click image to purchase a print.

 

I’m not gonna shoot this again next year, yeah, this is it. That’s what I say every time!

As we get closer to the Annual Satchmo Summerfest the excitement starts to build  up day by day. I start thinking of how unique this is and how can I even think of missing the Jazz Mass, the Treme Brass Band, Yoshio Toyama (known as the Japanase  Satchmo) and their live jazz performance at the super packed St. Augustine Church? It’s in the heart of  Treme, the birthplace of jazz, It’s a fantastic and “only in New Orleans” experience, there is even a second line from the St. Augustine Church to the Mint where the music festival actually go on…How can I miss it!?!? I guess I’ll just once again and ‘ll take one more shot..:)

 

Al "Carnival Time" Johnson / Click image to purchase a fine art print

Al “Carnival Time” Johnson during the 2012 Satchmo Summerfest Parade in New Orleans

 

 

Treme Brass Band at St. Augustine Church in Treme, New Orleans.Click image to purchase a print.

 

 

Mr. Lionel Ferbos at the 2012 Satchmo summerfest in New Orleans. Click image to purchase a print. At 101, trumpeter Lionel Ferbos is the oldest playing jazz musician in New Orleans.

 

Mr. Lionel Ferbos. Click image to purchase a print.

 

Mr. Lionel Ferbos at the 2012 Satchmo Summerfest in New Orleans. Click image to purchase a print. At 101, trumpeter Lionel Ferbos is the oldest playing jazz musician in New Orleans.

 


2011 Satchmo Summerfest

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This is the second time that I have attended and shot the Satchmo Jazz Mass at the St. Augustine Church in Treme. The event is part of the annual Satchmo Summerfest which is held every year at the old US Mint on Esplanade Ave. in New Orleans. To be perfectly clear last year I didn’t actually attend “all the way”, since I wasn’t expecting the church to be so crowded so early, I ended up getting there a bit too late to get in, so I was stuck outside waiting for the function to end  so I could shoot the second line!  As many of you  know, Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong was a native New Orleanian, and that is the reason why we celebrate his birthday with a Jazz Mass, second lines and music, (lots of it) . To see more pictures from the 2011 Satchmo Summerfest are here.

 

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Getting up “very” early allowed me to position myself close the brass band, on the exact side of the church where I had planned to be on…Actually when I got there, St. Augustine Church was still closed :). I’m pretty satisfied with the photos, hard work always pays off!

 More pictures from the 2011 Satchmo Summerfest are here

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 More pictures from the 2011 Satchmo Summerfest are here

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Walter Payton Jr. Celebration and Second Line

 

 

On Thursday, October 28, 2010, the city of New Orleans lost a great man and a wonderful musician. The world will not be the same without Walter Payton Jr.
Born and raised in New Orleans’ Uptown neighborhoods, Walter’s first brushes with Preservation Hall came in the early sixties when Allan Jaffe would lend him his sousaphone for gigs with the Eureka, Apollo, and Olympia Brass Bands. After receiving advanced instruction from Robert Rohe at Xavier College, Walter went on to perform on several hit records, including Lee Dorsey’s “Working in a Coal Mine” and Aaron Neville’s “Tell It Like It Is.”
Walter Payton also served as a teacher in the New Orleans public school system for twenty-five years, where he had the opportunity to instruct a young Ben Jaffe in the ways of the bass.

Satchmo Summerfest

Treme Brass Band and Japanese Satchmo Yoshio Toyama
Treme Brass Band and Japanese Satchmo Yoshio Toyama in front of St. Augustine Church in Treme

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
Jennifer Jones leading the Second Line out of St. Augustine Church in Treme

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.
Treme Brass Band Leader, Mr. Benny Jones Sr.

 

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St Augustine Church in Treme after the Satchmo Jazz Mass
St Augustine Church in Treme after the Satchmo Jazz Mass. Father Quinton Moody & Jackie Clarkson on the right.

 

Zulu Social Aid Pleasure Club member with Second Liners

 

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Edward "Juicy" Jackson from To Be Continued Brass Band
Edward "Juicy" Jackson from To Be Continued Brass Band

 

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Al "Carnival Time" Johnson at the 2010 Satchmo Second Line

 

The second lining does happen at 360 degrees around the parade!

 

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