It is impossible to measure Dave Bartholomew’s impact on the history of New Orleans music and the birth of Rock and Roll. Our deepest sympathies to his family.We are heartbroken to hear trumpeter, composer, bandleader and Rock n’ Roll pioneer Dave Bartholomew passed away this morning at age 100.
The New Orleans legend helped create rock 'n' roll by working on R&B hits with Smiley Lewis, Huey "Piano" Smith, Shirley and Lee, Lloyd Price and, most of all, Fats Domino.
📷: Black and white promotional photo of Dave Bartholomew, 1991.011.2. ... See MoreSee Less
2020 Dates: April 23 - May 3. The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell continues to showcase the most important names in music alongside Louisiana’s favorite entertainers [from Twitter].