Jazz funeral procession route and other tribute info for Uncle Lionel Batiste | Blog of New Orleans

photo by Robert Hunter
On Thursday, July 19, 2012, Uncle Lionel Batiste, the much-beloved bass drummer and assistant leader of the Treme Brass Band will lay in state from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Charbonnet-Labat Funeral Home on St. Philip Street and North Claiborne Avenue. Funeral services and a program celebrating Batiste will take place on Friday, July 20 at the Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts located in Armstrong Park. Viewing begins at 9 a.m., the service starts at 11 a.m. followed by a jazz funeral procession. Internment is at Mount Olivet Cemetery.

Read more about the route for the Jazz Funeral Procession and info about this evening’s (Wednesday’s) musician’s tribute via Gambit Magazine