Wednesday, November 10, 2010

A Very Special Celebration and Second Line for Walter Payton, Jr. (1942-2010)




Saturday, November 20, 2010 – 10:30am

On Thursday, October 28, 2010, the city of New Orleans lost a great man and a wonderful musician.  The world will not be the same without Walter Payton Jr.  Please join us at Preservation Hall on Saturday, November 20 at 10:30am as we pay tribute to the life and times of Walter Payton.  After a short memorial service, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band will perform a very special Secondline through the French Quarter, down St. Claude Ave., and past McDonough 15 where Walt taught music for many years.

About Walter Payton:
Born and raised in New Orleans’ Uptown neighborhoods, Walter’s first brushes with Preservation Hall came in the early sixties when Allan Jaffe would lend him his sousaphone for gigs with the Eureka, Apollo, and Olympia Brass Bands.  After receiving advanced instruction from Robert Rohe at Xavier College, Walter went on to perform on several hit records, including Lee Dorsey’s “Working in a Coal Mine” and Aaron Neville’s “Tell It Like It Is.”  Walter Payton also served as a teacher in the New Orleans public school system for twenty-five years, where he had the opportunity to instruct a young Ben Jaffe in the ways of the bass.

A Second Line and Celebration for our Friend

Walter Payton Jr.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Memorial Service at 10:30 AM

Second Line Parade at 11:00 AM
Beginning at Preservation Hall / 726 St. Peter Street
Parade will begin at 726 St. Peter Street at 11:00am.
Parade will march from Preservation Hall,
Turn Right on Bourbon Street,
Turn Left on Barracks Street
Turn Left on St. Claude,
Turn Left on St. Philip Street,
Pause in front of McDonough 15 School, 721 St. Phillip Street,
Right on Royal Street,
Left on St. Ann,
Right at Jackson Square (crossing St. Louis Cathedral)
Right on St. Peter Street,
Finishing at Preservation Hall – 726 St. Peter Street.

~Please join us in celebrating the life of our dear friend~

1 comment:

M.A. Williams said...

I was sadden to hear of Walter's passing. He was a very special friend. In fact I was his first girlfriend. He has been in my life almost fifty years. Attended the same high school. Deepest Sympathy to Nicholas and Family. He will be missed.

Marion,Oakland, Ca