Drummer & Smoke Session 1:  JOHN BOUTTÉ


On Sundays as the red beans were soaking for Monday’s dinner, John Boutté was awakened by the sounds of his New Orleans neighborhood. Voices carried over the fence from the church behind his home in the Seventh Ward, the home where he grew up, where most of his Creole family still lives and sings. Past the front yard, second-line parades rolled by, matching the madness of Carnival season and the transcendent joy of the jazz funeral. This roux of influences created John Boutté, and serves him to this day. John played coronet and trumpet in marching bands and also sang in high school, then continued to hone his talent while an officer in the U.S. Army. After that he devoted himself to what has become a long and acclaimed musical career.

John will be joined by Oscar Rossignoli and Nobumasa Ozaki on bass.






03/24/2024 11:30am-12:45pm , Palm Court Jazz Café, 1204 Decatur Street, $10 or VIP Pass.


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