Portrait of a Jazz Legend: Dave Bartholomew at The Palm Court Jazz Cafe, New Orleans

Jazz Portrait of legendary Dave Bartholomew at The Palm Court, New Orleans

Sheer good fortune took me to The Palm Court Jazz Cafe on Decatur Street, New Orleans in April, 2010, enabling me to capture in this acrylic jazz painting a virtuoso performance by legendary music man, Dave Bartholomew.

One of New Orleans’ greatest stars, Dave wrote “Let the Good Times Roll” and with
Fats Domino went on to write unforgettable numbers like “Ain’t that a Shame” and
“Blueberry Hill”. He wrote over 4,000 songs including “One Night” for Elvis Presley.

Just 89 years young when I completed this jazz portrait, Dave has now reached the
grand old age of 95,

Jazz&Jazz fine art print and poem capturing Dave Bartholomew in full flow.

Let the Good Times Roll!

 Hail Dave Bartholomew,
Song writer supreme,
To whom honour is due
For his Big Band Beat
And Rhythm ‘n Blues themes.
“Ain’t that a Shame!”
Added to his fame,
So surely “Let the Good Times Roll!”

I write a poem to adorn each of my fine art prints of jazz musician portraits and for Dave Bartholomew the words simply flowed.

Fine Art Giclée Prints of this portrait are available, with or without my descriptive poem. Simply email: peter@jazzandjazz.com to place your order and help support jazz.

 

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