Leonard memorial, second line on Nov. 6

The life of Herman Leonard, a photographer best known for his iconic photos of jazz greats such as Billie Holiday, Dexter Gordon and Louis Armstrong, among many others, will be honored with a memorial and second line on Saturday, Nov. 6 in New Orleans.


Leonard, an Allentown, Penn. native, lived in the Crescent City for about 14 years, and left only when forced to by Hurricane Katrina. He died on August 14, 2010 in Los Angeles. He was 87.

The celebration of his life, as the Nov. 6 events are billed, will begin at 1 p.m. with a memorial at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art.

The second line will follow, beginning at 3 p.m. The parade will feature the Hot 8 Brass Band, members of the Sudan Social Aid and Pleasure Club, and the Pussyfooters.

The route will be as follows:
Begin at A Gallery for Fine Photography, 241 Chartres St.
Down Chartres St. to Ursulines Ave.
Right turn on Ursulines Ave. to Decatur St.
Left turn on Decatur St. to Frenchman St.
Left turn on Frenchman St.
End at D.B.A., 618 Frenchman St.

For more information, you may write herman.celebration@gmail.com


Image: Photo of Dexter Gordon, by Herman Leonard.