Olympia Brass Band photograph circa 1972
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All Items: Fine Art: Prints: Photographs: Pre 1980: item # 799501
William Greiner Fine Art
By appointment only
New Orleans, Louisiana
|Black and white gelatin silver print photograph of New Orleans Olympia Brass band, circa 1972. 5 3/8" x 8 1/8" on gloss paper 6 1/2 x 8 1/8", caption on lower margin reads, "WARMING UP--- A marching brass band warms up for New Orleans' jazz and Heritage Festival April 21-24 (1972). It is performing in Beauregard Square, where some forms of jazz were created in the early 19th Century. Verso has ink stamps , one dated July 2, 1972. Paper shows some wear. NOTE: The Olympia Brass Band is a New Orleans jazz brass band. The first "Olympia Brass Band" was active from the late 19th century to around World War I. The most famous member was Freddie Keppard. In 1958, saxophonist Harold Dejan, leader of the 2nd unit of the Eureka Brass Band, split off to form the current Olympia, reviving the historic name. The band had a notable part in the 1973 James Bond movie "Live and Let Die" where they lead a funeral march for a freshly assassinated victim. Trumpeter Alvin Alcorn plays the knife wielding "baby faced killer".* *Wikipedia|