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Barry Martyn at the 100 Club
Hail to a Legend of Jazz
And showman supreme
Whose flare and pizzaz
Revived the New Orleans Dream.

New Orleans based jazz great Barry Martyn in characteristic form on drums with The Young Bloods at The 100 Club in Oxford Street in February, 2010. Born in London, Barry moved to the USA in the early 1960s since when he has been a key figure in the revival of New Orleans Jazz both as a musician and jazz historian.

“I hail from London,” said Barry. “In fact I was conceived under that grand piano.”

Thank you, Barry, for being so supportive of my jazz portraits and poems.

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Let me introduce you to a wonderful New Orleans jazz website featuring News and Views from the French Quarter.

In Geoff’s own words: “This is Geoff Gilbert welcoming you to the cradle of New Orleans Jazz where it all began – music to warm the soul and soothe the spirit!”

Simply click HERE or on my New Orleans Jazz link.

And thank you, Geoff, for your link to my New Orleans Jazz Portraits. I’ve got to get painting more, fast!

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