The latest issue of the Jazz Archivist (a publication of Tulane University’s Hogan Jazz Archive) is out, and features a story I wrote on the Claude Blanchard Orchestra in Bogalusa, Louisiana. This was Snoozer’s very first band! Snoozer was only 12 years old when he joined in 1920. One of his brothers had to accompany him as chaperone when they played certain venues!
You can read the article below. Look at past issues of the Jazz Archivist here.