Yvonne Busch, who was a touring musician during her early teenage years but returned to New Orleans and became an influential music teacher in the public school system, died Friday at a relative’s home in Westwego. She was 84. Many of her music students in New Orleans schools would […]
Born in New Orleans in 1929 and raised in the historic Treme section of the city, Ms Yvonne Busch who mastered several brass instruments and the woodwinds, became a touring professional by the age of 12, crisscrossing the United States as a member of the critically acclaimed “International Sweethearts of Rhythm” and the “Swinging Rays of Rhythm” two all-female bands sponsored by the Piney Woods Country Life School, an historic African-American boarding school located in Piney Woods, Mississippi.
Ms. Busch provided the foundation for scores of New Orleans finest musicians, who excelled in careers in jazz, R&B and gospel, by teaching them the rudiments of music.
The Life Story of Ms Yvonne Busch documentary has won international recognition by winning the AVA Platinum Award, Hermes Gold Award and a Bronze Telly Award.
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