Jazz Portrait: Dr Michael White at Mandeville’s Legendary Dew Drop Hall

Jazz Painting of Dr Michael White in Dew Drop Hall, New Orleans

Jazz portrait displaying “the spirit of one of the very best New Orleans clarinetists”, Dr Michael White, following in the footsteps of former giants of traditional jazz at
Mandeville’s legendary Dew Drop Hall.

Five years have passed since I met Dr Michael White during The 2010 French Quarter Festival in New Orleans and across Lake Pontchartrain in Mandeville’s Dew Drop Hall where, along with Gregg Stafford and Barry Martyn, he entranced an audience of ardent fans. In the shadow of jazz greats like Kid Ory, Bunk Johnson, Buddy Petit and Louis Armstrong, Michael White conjures up echoes of the past and, with his hypnotic clarinet numbers, the very best of the spirit and legacy of New Orleans. I count myself hugely privileged to be have been able to gather references for his portrait.

Fine Art Print of Jazz Portrait of Dr Michael White

Tunes lyrically toned
Notes evocatively honed
Mandeville Memories
Hauntingly cloned.

I write a poem to accompany each fine art print of my jazz portraits and “Visitations” is evocative of Dr White’s music as well as past memories of Dew Drop Hall.

 Jazz&Jazz Copyright © 2011 Peter M Butler. All rights reserved.

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

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