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Remembering Pete Fountain

Clarinetist Pete Fountain Performing



Legendary New Orleans jazz clarinetist Pete Fountain died on August 6, 2016, at age 86.  Through the years, Fountain made a few appearances on LPB, which are now available on the LDMA.




Pete Fountain on Louisiana Legends


Louisiana Legends Interview

In 1983, Fountain discussed his life and career with Louisiana Legends host Gus Weill.




Pete Fountain at the 1993 Louisiana Legends Gala


Louisiana Legends Gala

In 1993, Fountain was named a Louisiana Legend.





Chef John Folse and Pete Fountain


John Folse’s Louisiana Christmas

In 1995, Fountain joined Chef John Folse in the kitchen to prepare Yam and Praline Pie.



Al Hirt playing the trumpet


Al Hirt Interview

In 1983, jazz trumpeter Al Hirt talked to Louisiana Legends host Gus Weill about his friendship with Fountain.