John A. Provenzano in Bourbon Street - between the 1890's and mid 20th Century

from Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It, pages 71-72:

In another club on Bourbon [Street], Oscar "Papa" Cellestin, now well into his seventies, has the jazz world on its toes. Believe it or not, Papa Celestin today is just the same great trouper that he was in the early 'nineties [1890's], when jazz fans couldn't agree as to which of the two between himself and the immortal Manuel Perez produced the better tone on the cornet. Perez has gone to his Maker, but the other representative of the real New Orleans jazz music is fortunately still with us.
cite as

Nat Hentoff and Nat Shapiro, Hear Me Talkin' To Ya: The Classic Story of Jazz as Told by the Men Who Made It (London, 1992), p. 71-72. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1436023457016 accessed: 28 February, 2024

location of experience: Bourbon Street

Listeners

John A. Provenzano
Clarinetist
1897-1972

Listening to

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New Orleans jazz performed by Papa Celestin

Experience Information

Date/Time between the 1890's and mid 20th Century
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by 5011Henning on Sat, 04 Jul 2015 16:24:17 +0100
Approved on Tue, 30 Aug 2016 11:25:42 +0100