Jazz&Jazz Features Greg Stafford, New Orleans Superstar

Gregg entrances Ken Colyer Trust fans at NO's Intercontinental Hotel

Where are today’s King Oliver, Louis Armstrong, or Bunk Johnson? … “Greg Stafford? Yes, he der man! “

In the eyes of many, Greg Stafford can rightly claim the mantle of Satchmo as today’s New Orleans’ supreme traditional jazz trumpeter. And two years ago during a visit to New Orleans, not only was I privileged to revel in his exhilarating style at two separate performances but also to meet him in person and subsequently to paint his portrait.

So it’s high time I featured Greg on Jazz&Jazz and displayed the photos I took of him at New Orleans’ Continental Hotel and at Mandeville’s historic Dew Drop Hall – along with this link to a fascinating account of his life in jazz: http://goo.gl/RYYUD

The Intercontinental Quartet with Greg on the left and Dr Michael White, second left.

In the footsteps of Satchmo at Dew Drop Hall.

Barry Martyn's band gives a select performance for the final Ken Colyer Trust New Orleans' Tour.

 

 

To view my Jazz&Jazz acrylic portrait of Greg Stafford, hit: http://www.jazzandjazz.com/?p=1914

(Photos © Peter M Butler, Jazz&Jazz)

 

 

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