Pete Fountain - New Orleans
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N 29° 57.343 W 090° 04.108
15R E 782927 N 3317494
Quick Description: This sculpture is located inside New Orleans' Musical Legends Park.
Location: Louisiana, United States
Date Posted: 12/16/2015 2:59:41 PM
Waymark Code: WMQ487
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Team GPSaxophone
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Long Description:
New Orleans' Musical Legends Park has several sculptures of prominent local musicians.
This one depicts jazz musician Pete Fountain.
The life-sized bronze statue depicts the trumpet-player standing, wearing a suit and glasses and playing his clarinet.

This website (visit link) indicates that the artist is Stephen Gibson and:

"New Orleans Musical Legends Park on Bourbon Street honors musical greats with statues created by artist Stephen Gibson. Legendary figures Fats Domino, Al Hirt, Pete Fountain, Chris Owens,, Louis Prima, Irma Thomas,, Ronnie Kole and newly inducted Allen Toussaint are featured. The park is New Orleans way of honoring its most important local musicians and intertainers. The Legends inductees have made invaluable contributions to the music and identity of New Orleans.

Fountain was a founder and is the most prominent member of The Half Fast Marching Club. It is one of the best known marching Krewes that parade in New Orleans on Mardi Gras Day. Fountain's clarinet work is noted for his sweet fluid tone. He has recorded over 100 LPs and CDs under his own name with many in the Dixieland style. Among Petes accomplishments were more than 58 performances on the "Tonight Show". Pete had four command performances at the White House for US Presidents. Pete performed for Pope John Paul II at the New Orleans Papal Mass in September 1987. He is one of the most recorded clarinetists in music history. Mr. Fountain recorded more than 92 albums with three gold albums and represents the essence of swing, blues and New Orleans style."
Name of Musician: Pete Fountain

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