Michael White

jazz clarinetist, bandleader and a jazz historian

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Jazz clarinetist, bandleader and a jazz historian, he was named 2015 Jazz Hero by Jazz Journalists’ Association; Professor of Spanish and African American Music with an endowed chair in Humanities  at Xavier University, focusing on New Orleans culture; 

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When Hurricane Katrina churned up the Gulf of Mexico 10 years ago, levees failed, the waves rushed in, and four-fifths of the City of New Orleans was left under water.

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