In New Orleans, trumpet is king. Buddy Bolden, King Oliver and Louis Armstrong triumphantly announced the arrival of jazz to the world, and their legacy has continued on through modern-day brass-men Wynton Marsalis, Terrence Blanchard and Nicholas Payton, themselves all native sons of New Orleans. Enter Irving Mayfield, who with his music galvanized a devastated community in the aftermath of Katrina. He and his orchestra have done as much as anyone to bring healing and joy back to this proud city. Mayfield plays trumpet, not football, but he is certainly a New Orleans saint if there ever was one.
Sat., Nov. 22, 8 p.m., 2014
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