by Red Cotton
(photo by Robert Hunter)
UPDATE: This evening's bass drum tribute (see deets below) has been moved from Sweet Lorraine's to Tuba Fats Square at Robertson and St. Phillip. Check me on twitter for any further changes/updates.
On Thursday, July 19, 2012, Uncle Lionel Batiste, the much-beloved bass drummer and assistant leader of the Treme Brass Band will lay in state from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Charbonnet-Labat Funeral Home on St. Philip Street and North Claiborne Avenue. Funeral services and a program celebrating Batiste will take place on Friday, July 20 at the Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts located in Armstrong Park. Viewing begins at 9 a.m., the service starts at 11 a.m. followed by a jazz funeral procession. Internment is at Mount Olivet Cemetery. The full viewing and funeral agenda can be found here.
Below is the route for the Jazz Funeral Procession and info about this evening’s (Wednesday’s) musician’s tribute.
(info below the jump)
Tonight/Wednesday: A special tribute to Uncle Lionel featuring brass band bass drummers starting at 6pm at St. Bernard and St. Claude
Friday, July 20, 2012 - Jazz Funeral Procession following Funeral Service
Start: Mahalia Jackson Theater. Proceed through Armstrong Park to gate entrance to Basin Street. Right on Basin Street to North Villere St. Right on Villere to St. Philip St. Right on St. Philip St. to St. Claude Street. Left on St. Claude St. to Ursuline Avenue. Left on Ursuline Ave. to N. Robertson Street.
Stop: Old Cozy Corner. Continue up N. Robertson to the Candle Light Lounge.
Stop: Candle Light Lounge. Proceed up N. Robertson to Basin Street. Right on Basin St. to North Claiborne Avenue. Right on N. Claiborne Ave.
Stop: Ernie K-Doe's Mother-in-Law Lounge. Continue down N. Claiborne to St. Bernard Avenue. Left on St. Bernard Ave. to Hunter's Field.
Disband: Hunter's Field.