Tuesday, March 26th
Gerald French and another member of the Tuxedo Jazz Band will be on hand to perform.
In 1910, The Tuxedo Jazz Band played its first show at the Tuxedo Dance Hall in Storyville, under Oscar Celestin. The popular ensemble went on to play all over New Orleans, as well as across the South and the nation. In 1953, it became the first jazz band to play the White House. The band has punctuated Jazz history and produced some of the most memorable musicians of the past century: Bob French, Albert French, William Ridgley, Octave Crosby, Louis Armstrong and more. Author Sally Newhart has written a definitive and captivating history of the band from inception to present, including oral histories, archival photos, discography and a previously unpublished complete list of members since 1910.
Sally Newhart is a small business owner in New Orleans and was a close friend of former Tuxedo Jazz Band Leader, the late Bob French.
Sally Newhart discusses and signs her book, The Original Tuxedo Jazz Band.
If you are unable to attend, you must call the book shop to order signed books.