Saxophonist John Doheny was born in Seattle Washington in 1953 but has spent much of his adult life in Canada, primarily in Vancouver and Toronto. After early experiences accompanying strippers in bars and cabarets he became a professional R&B sideman in the late 1970s, touring and recording with artists both prominent and obscure. In 1991 he returned to Vancouver and began a program of intense musical study, both in academe (Vancouver Community College, the University of British Columbia) and in the more informal area of performance. He asserts that "all human intercourse is either an opportunity to learn or to teach. Everything that I know about jazz performance (to the extent that I know anything at all) I owe to those players, teachers and students who have suffered to share the bandstand and the teaching studio with me." Since 2003, Mr. Doheny has been a permanent resident of New Orleans, Louisiana, but makes every effort to spend summers in Canada because "it's too damn hot down here then."

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Keepin' It Real parade.

This parade was mounted by a relatively new club, the Keepin It Real social and pleasure club. It ran through our neighborhood a couple of months ago, starting up at Orleans and Moss, running down Orleans Avenue, then taking a left onto North Broad at Orleans.

This guy is outside a great, old-school restaurant called the Crescent City Steak House, at the corner of Broad and St. Philip. Our house is about four blocks up St. Philip behind it.

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