VIDEO: New Orleans Jazz Funerals

Narrated by Milton Batiste this clip shows a Jazz Funeral progression in New Orleans. Batiste is the lead trumpet player and manager of Dejean's Olympia Brass Band. The brass band is an elemental feature in the Jazz Funeral. Although the Jazz Funeral is in constant change the celebration of death is the underlying factor. This celebration is a way to show respect and the community's important involvement of rejoicing death. This example shows the joyous celebration as Dejean's Olympia Brass Band plays and people follow behind them dancing. Milton Batiste passed away in 2001.

Taken from New Orleans Jazz Funerals from the Inside
Produced by David Jones and Milton Batiste
Directed by David Jones
Time: 1:56
Filmed: 1995


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