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Jazz in Louisiana (1983)




Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1983-11-13

Duration: 00:26:12

Subjects: Music | JAZZ | Preservation Hall (New Orleans, La.) | Southern University Jazz Ensemble | BATISTE, ALVIN


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Stewart, Genevieve Host
  • Jaffe, Allan Interviewee
  • Batiste, Alvin Interviewee
  • Forbes, James Interviewee
  • Anderson, Wessell Interviewee
  • Stemley, Barry Interviewee


This episode of the series “Folks” from November 13, 1983, focuses on jazz in Louisiana. Rob Hinton first visits Preservation Hall in New Orleans, a jazz music venue. He interviews Allan Jaffe, the director of Preservation Hall. Genevieve Stewart then profiles the Southern University Jazz Ensemble in Baton Rouge. She interviews Alvin Batiste, the director of the Southern University Jazz Institute, as well as his students James Forbes, Wessell Anderson, and Barry Stemley. It includes highlights of Alvin Batiste teaching class and the ensemble’s rehearsals.