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In New Orleans, scandal tarnishes a jazz star and the libraries he was asked to help

this is a discussion within the Music Community Forum; Irvin Mayfield made his Carnegie Hall debut in October 2012, and it was quite a star-studded affair. Dignitaries spoke, guest stars such as Aaron Neville appeared alongside the young trumpeter, and even CNN’s Soledad O’Brien emceed. For a local boy ...

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In New Orleans, scandal tarnishes a jazz star and the libraries he was asked to help

Irvin Mayfield made his Carnegie Hall debut in October 2012, and it was quite a star-studded affair. Dignitaries spoke, guest stars such as Aaron Neville appeared alongside the young trumpeter, and even CNN’s Soledad O’Brien emceed. For a local boy growing up in New Orleans, the achievement was undeniable. Even local station WWOZ marked the occasion by broadcasting the concert live for hometown listeners. Yet the performance had a price tag: more than $20,000 before travel, production and talent costs, which could reach up to tens of thousands of dollars. The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra (NOJO), Mayfield’s nonprofit organization, rented the venue, according to Michael Tomczak, a Carnegie Hall spokesman. ...

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