Jairus Daigle and His Band Live at Sweet Lorraine’s Jazz Club @sljcnola @CuttingEdgeNOLA

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My first stop was at the jazz showcase of Cutting Edge NOLA, which was going on at Sweet Lorraine’s Jazz Club on North Claiborne Avenue, a neighborhood venue that also serves as headquarters for the social aid and pleasure club known as the Black Men of Labor, whose logo is prominently displayed on the premises. Though not as well known as the city’s other jazz club, Snug Harbor, Sweet Lorraine’s proved to be a beautiful and spacious club for live music, with a large stage and a beautiful grand piano. The band that was performing was that of Jairus Daigle from Lake Charles, a young jazz violinist with two albums under his belt already who is about to head to the Berklee School of Music in Boston this fall. Many of his band members are family members, as the Daigle family name is well-known in Lake Charles for jazz, soul and funk. Although the jazz style Jairus performed was fusion and contemporary jazz rather than traditional, straight ahead jazz, I was still very impressed by the young man’s facile mastery of the violin.

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Waiting For The Parade in Treme

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This year’s Satchmo SummerFest second-line was supposed to start at 12:30, but it didn’t, because the preceding jazz mass at St. Augustine’s Church ran long. While we were waiting in the hot sun, members of the TBC Brass Band and the Baby Boys Brass Bands showed up, a number of members of the Zulus and the Sudan Social Aid & Pleasure Club showed up, as well as the Baby Dolls, a group of women and young girls dressed in distinctive costumes who usually appear early on Mardi Gras morning, and the chief and members of the Fi Ya Ya Warriors, a Black Indian tribe based out of the nearby Backstreet Cultural Museum. There were also vendors selling T-shirts and umbrellas, and a lot of tourists waiting for the parade to get under way.

Stooges Brass Band (@StoogesBB) “Why They Had To Kill Him” @ Men of Class 2012

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#343 Stooges Brass Band Why They Have To Kill Him @ Men of Class 2012 (by John Shaw)

The Men of Class arriving at the Yacht Club on Broad Street at the end of their second-line, 10/21/12

Stooges Brass Band (@StoogesBB) “Why They Had To Kill Him” Part I at Men of Class 2012

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#342 Stooges Brass Band Why They Have To Kill Him @ Men of Class 2012 (by John Shaw)

The Stooges Brass Band play their tribute song to Joseph “Shotgun Joe” Williams as the Men of Class second-line comes down the Broad Street Bridge toward the Yacht Club. Williams was a Hot 8 Brass Band member who was shot to death by New Orleans police in 2004, 10/21/12

Stooges Brass Band (@StoogesBB) “Enjoy Yourself” at Men of Class 2012

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#327 Stooges Brass Band Enjoy Yourself @ Men of Class 2012 (by John Shaw)

The Stooges Brass Band plays Michael Jackson’s “Enjoy Yourself” with the Men of Class second-line in Uptown New Orleans, 10/21/12

Stooges Brass Band “Way Uptown” @ the Men of Class 2012

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#320 Stooges Brass Band Way Uptown @ Men of Class 2012 (by John Shaw)

The Stooges Brass Band and the Men of Class head up Martin Luther King Boulevard in Uptown New Orleans, 10/21/12