Clive Wilson

Clive Wilson, originally from England, arrived in New Orleans in 1964, and began studying trumpet with legends such as Kid Howard, DeDe Pierce, Punch Miller and Alvin Alcorn. He gained further experience as a member of the Young Tuxedo Brass Band and the orchestra of Papa French. Since forming the Original Camellia Jazz Band in 1979, Clive has toured and recorded with clarinetist Herb Hall and pianist Jeanette Kimball. In 2001, he initially assembled the New Orleans Serenaders with pianist Butch Thompson to celebrate the centennial of Louis Armstrong’s birth. From their success at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, this band has toured Britain and played jazz festivals in Switzerland.