On to a Winner! Jamie in New Orleans for Mardi Gras, Courtesy of British Airways


I think that’s the seat belt sign!

Fear not, Jamie’s in control!

Satchmo, he der man!

A chance to rehearse before sitting in with the band …

Jamie (left) guesting with the Ben Fox Trio. Ben is on trombone.

Which way next?

… for the 76 Trombones!

At last, time for Jamie and Maria to relax!

… before heading home!

Back in November, 2015, Leroy Jones toured the UK and having met him in New Orleans in 2010, I was fortunate to film him at The St Albans Arena. When I learned Jamie would be in New Orleans for Mardi Gras I contacted Leroy, sent him one of my YouTubes of Jamie playing at Bedford Golf Club, and asked if they could meet up. As a result Leroy invited Jamie to play with him at the French Quarter’s Bombay Club. Given the setting and subdued lighting, Maria did well to film the clip below on her iPhone, which I was able to enhance to an acceptable degree in iMovie for this YouTube of Jamie (left) playing with “The Keeper of the Flame” (right). Thank you Maria. And thank you Julie Brownfield for all your help.

This is one of the YouTubes I filmed of Leroy and Katja in St Albans:

And one of my YouTubes of Jamie I sent to Leroy:

Thank you Leroy and Jamie for making this work. I love it when a plan comes together! And thank you, Maria, for the photographs.

Peter M Butler
Editor & Proprietor Jazz&Jazz



Link to British Airways Press Release

Interview with Jamie. Please note these are available for a limited duration.

Link to Radio Shropshire Interview (23:58 mins in)

Link to Jazz with John Hellings interview (1:18:18 in)

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