Louis Cottrell and His Dixieland Band. Louis Albert Cottrell Jr.

Louis Cottrell and His Dixieland Band.

New Orleans, Louisiana: [1970s]. [African-Americana][Jazz][New Orleans] . 8" x 10". Black and white photograph. Near fine. A promotional photograph for Louis Cottrell's Dixieland Band. Louis Cottrell, Jr. (1911-1978) was a jazz clarinetist and tenor saxophonist who grew up around jazz performers in New Orleans. He performed around the country for over 50 years, and lead his Heritage Hall Jazz Band at Carnegie Hall in 1974. His career intersected with numerous New Orleans Jazz notables such as Kid Sheik, Placide Adams, Paul Barbarin, Barry Martyn and more. In addition to his talent as a musician, Cottrell was instrumental in organizing the African-American branch of the AFM and was elected its president in 1956. He was a staunch advocate of the New Orleans Jazz scene, leading one writer to state that “maybe Louis Armstrong was the best-known musician from New Orleans, but [Cottrell] did just as much for his kind of music right there at home. ” Please do not hesitate to contact us for additional information and/or photos and we will respond promptly. We package our items carefully, ship daily, and have a no hassle returns policy--your satisfaction is guaranteed. We are members of the Texas Booksellers Association and the Independent Online Booksellers Association and adhere to their rules of ethics. Item #1191

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