With funding from the San Marcos Foundation, we were able to invite "Bourbon Street Jazz Band" to perform at the San Marcos Library’s “Summer Reading Kickoff” last Saturday. Trumpet player Keith Larson played great jazz classics from artists such as Lois Armstrong and Fats Domino with touching and humorous stories about Josephine Baker, New Orleans style funerals, and an encounter between Louis Armstrong and the king of England.
The band also featured Bernard Jackson on the clarinet and George Harvey on the trombone. George has previously played with Count Basie and many other famous artists. Check them out at www.bourbonstjazz.com.