Dave Bartholomew

Dave Bartholomew
American Routes

Dave Bartholomew was the force connecting New Orleans jazz, rhythm and blues, and rock and roll, from the 1940s to the 1960s. Born in 1918, upriver in Edgard, Bartholomew was raised in New Orleans, where his father was a barber and a tuba player. His trumpet teacher was Peter Davis who had taught Louis Armstrong a generation prior.