Our Darlin’ Leigh.
Our Darlin’ Leigh.
Rickie Lee Jones’ tribute to Dr John:
Michael Tisserand,, the biographer of Krazy Kat’s creator, also got it so right:
The great Jon Cleary said many wonderful things in his post about Dr. John, but this one really got me:
I was standing next to Earl Palmer and Mac several years ago at Earl King’s funeral and I said something banal along the lines of ‘we lost a good one’ and Mac shook his head and said we ain’t lost him, he’s still here.
I’m glad he said that.
as reported on NOLA.com:
The church plans to continue with regular and special events through December, including the Scandinavia Festival, which takes place Nov. 2-3 this year, and its St. Lucia Celebration in December, according to the release. Jazz services will also continue on the first, second and third Sundays of each month, with a piano service on the fourth Sunday of the month. The church will also have a Norwegian service on Oct. 28.
The Scandinavian Jazz Church will officially cease operations Dec. 31. Mikalson said in the release the building is under contract to be sold to a new owner by the end of the year. The buyer was not disclosed.
From singer Debbie Davis on FB 09/21/2018:
I have few words for this. My mentor, my confidant, cheering section, intellectual ninja, emotional gibraltar, musical beacon, one of my truest and bluest friends Leigh ‘Lil Queenie’ Harris is going into home hospice today…How we will ever tell her how much she did? How much it all meant? How grateful we are? How?
mid year 2019 update from LH’s partner:
After the last entry’s set back on Leigh’s hydro issues she has, in the spirit of DST, sprung forward. Her core muscles are responding, and she is more able to hold herself upright from a sitting position. While she needs to hang onto something to stabilize herself, she can hold her spine straight. So, huge step forward – one of the basics to restoring her ability to walk.
A 2019 pic of our beautiful Leigh sitting in the NC sunshine:
As of September 2018, the GoFundMe page has been joined by The New Orleans Musicians’ Assistance Foundation which now has a fund setup for Leigh Harris. They are a non profit, and donations to the NOMAF are tax deductible. The donations will help her family with the costs.
They will accept checks – mail them to:
New Orleans Musicians’ Assistance Foundation
1525 Louisiana Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70115
Attn: Lizz Freeman, Donor Advised Funds
and include a note of “donation to the fund for Leigh Harris” on the check.
They also will accept credit card and paypal donations.
Alex McMurray , Alvin Youngblood Hart’s Muscle Theory, Bag of Donuts, Banu Gibson, Chubby Carrier and the Bayou Swamp Band, Cupid and the Dance Party Express Band, DeJan’s Olympia Brass Band, Deltaphonic featuring Khris Royal, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Fredy Omar con su Banda, Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue, Irma Thomas, Soul Queen of New Orleans , Juju Child, Lisa Amos, Lost Bayou Ramblers, Nathan Williams & the Zydeco Cha Chas, New Breed Brass Band, New Orleans Suspects, Panorama Jazz Band, Partners N Crime & The Big Easy Band featuring DJ Jubilee, Preservation All-Stars,Rechelle Cook and the Regeneration Band,Robin Barnes & The Fiyabirds, Sweet Crude , “Terrance “”Hollywood”” Taplin leads the Uptown Jazz Orchestra, The Irene Sage Band, The Pentones, The Quickening , T’Monde, Tuba Skinny
🚨 Due to the threat of severe weather, French Quarter Festival officials announce that the event is cancelled on Saturday, April 14. Weather threats include damaging winds, large hail, tornadoes, and heavy rainfall. The festival will reopen for its final day on Sunday, April 15 at 11 a.m.
The full cancellation includes all outdoor and indoor performances and special events. “Our first priority is the safety of our attendees, artists, chefs, and community,” said Emily Madero, President and CEO of French Quarter Festivals, Inc. “This difficult decision comes after meeting with weather and security officials. We will resume full operations on Sunday and look forward to a day of music, food, and culture!” 🚨
A2D2 Experience with Antoine Diel & Arséne DeLay, Al “Lil Fats” Jackson, Alexandra Scott, Alfred Banks w/Cool Nasty, Amanda Ducorbier, Amanda Shaw, Anaïs St. John, Andre Bohren, Arrowhead Jazz Band featuring Sam Kuslan, Babineaux Sisters Band, Basic Swing Dance Lesson w/ Crescent City Swing, Basic Swing Dance Lesson w/ NOLA Jitterbugs, Big Chief Bo Dollis, Jr. & the Wild Magnolias, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Brass-A-Holics, Bruce Daigrepont Cajun Band, Cajun Dance Lesson w/ Darrell Drucker, Charmaine Neville, Christian Serpas & Ghost Town, Chuck Credo IV, Cole Williams Band, Dancing Grounds, Dash Rip Rock, Davis Rogan, Debbie Davis and Josh Paxton, Dick Deluxe ,Dixie on My Mind (Japan), Don Vappie & the Creole Jazz Serenaders, Edna Karr (Westbank), Egg Yolk Jubilee, Erica Falls, Funk Monkey, G and The Swingin’ Gypsies, George and Gerald French, Grayson Brockamp and the New Orleans Wildlife Band, Harpist Rachel Van Voorhees, Helen Gillet’s Wazozo Zorchestra, Higher Heights Reggae Band, Homer A. Plessy Community School, Hot Rod Lincoln, Jack McLaughlin’s Oz Band (Australia), Jake Landry & Right Lane Bandits, Jamil Sharif, Jane Harvey Brown Traditional Jazz All Stars, Jazz & Charleston Dance Lesson w/ Nola chorus girls, John “Papa” Gros, John Rankin, Johnette Downing, Kettle Black, Kid Simmons Jazz Band, Kids & Family Yoga – Wild Lotus Yoga, Le ReBelles Dance Performance, Leroy Jones’ Original Hurricane Brass Band, Linnzi Zaorski, Little Freddie King, Louis Ford and His New Orleans Flairs, Luke Spurr Allen, Lulu and the Broadsides (feat. Dayna Kurtz), Luna Mora, Mari Watanabe’s Chosen Few Jazz Band, Mark Brooks, Mason Ruffner, Mike Harvey’s Hot CluB, Miss Sophie Lee, Monk Boudreaux and the Golden Eagles, Naydja CoJoe, New Birth Brass Band, New Orleans Classic Jazz Orchestra, New Orleans Swamp Donkeys,On The Levee Band, Opera on Tap, Orange Kellin’s New Orleans Deluxe Orchestra, Original Dixieland Jazz Band, Otra, Papa Mali, Partner Charleston Dance Lesson w/ Dance Quarter, Patrice Fisher and Arpa, Paul Sanchez and the Rolling Road Show, Paulin Brothers Jazz Band, Professor Craig Adams band, Rebirth Brass Band, Richard “Piano” Scott and Friends, Sexy Dex, Shannon Powell Traditional All-Star Band, Smitty Dees Brass Band, Some Like it Hot Traditional Jazz Band, Soul Brass Band, Soul Project, St Peter Street Jazz Band, Steve Pistorius & the Southern Syncopators, Storyville Stompers Brass Band, Sullivan Dabney’s Muzik Jazz Band, Sunpie and the Louisiana Sunspots, Sweet Olive String Band, TBC Brass Band, The DayWalkers, The Fortifiers, The Iguanas, The Jumbo Shrimp Jazz Band, The Last Straws, The Nayo Jones Experience, The New Orleans Jazz Vipers, The Ronnie Kole Show featuring John Perkins, The Zion Harmonizers, Tim Laughlin, Tom McDermott and His Jazz Hellions, Tricentennial High School Band (Citywide), Turnaround Arts Program/ReNew: Delores T. Aaron Middle School Brass Band, Tuxedo Jazz Band (Sweden), Valerie Sassyfras, Warren Easton, Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, Wendell Brunious, Zohar Israel & the Free Spirit Afro Caribbean Showcase, Zydeco Dance Lesson w/ Darrell Drucker, Zydefunk