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A Jazz Journey From Its New Orleans Birthplace

Jul 11, 2008 (News & Notes )

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We continue our jazz series with a look at the legacy of New Orleans jazz music.

Farai Chideya talks with three notable musicians from the Crescent City: Irvin Mayfield, a trumpeter, composer, and bandleader; Irma Thomas, who is known as the queen of New Orleans soul; and Greg Davis, a trumpeter and member of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, one the most famous marching bands in New Orleans.

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