God Bless Lionel Ferbos!

Lionel Ferbos with Dukes of Dixieland leader Kevin Clarke

Lionel Ferbos with Dukes of Dixieland leader Kevin Clarke

I’ve just received very sad news from a close friend and jazz fan in LA: “Another famous jazz musician has died in New Orleans – Lionel Ferbos, age 103. He played in every jazz festival until last year.”

This hurts! I met Lionel Ferbos when in New Orleans for the French Quarter Festival in 2010 and immediately became a fan and an admirer. I painted his portrait and composed a poem to go along with it. I understand my signed Giclée Print of him on trumpet at The Palm Court Jazz Cafe was presented to him on his 99th birthday.

Jazz&Jazz fine art print of Portrait of Lionel

Jazz&Jazz fine art print of Portrait of Lionel

Lionel was a spectacular inspiration to jazz musicians around the world. He lived a long and a good life. I featured him on Jazz&Jazz in April, 2012. But I’ll say no more here. Best leave it to New Orleans and The Palm Court Jazz Cafe to pay their tributes to their very own leading citizen and giant of jazz.

Please follow and like us:

Speak Your Mind

*

YouTube
YouTube
LinkedIn
LinkedIn
Share