Narvin Kimball Dies In New Orleans

American jazz musician NARVIN KIMBALL died in New Orleans, Louisiana, yesterday (17MAR06). He was 97. The prolific PRESERVATION HALL JAZZ BAND founder passed away in his daughters' home, where he and his wife LILLIAN had been staying since Hurricane Katrina ravaged the area in August (05). Kimball was celebrated for his vocal style and banjo playing. Friend BEN JAFFE says, "He was really our last connection to a bygone time in the history of New Orleans." Kimball is survived by his wife, two daughters, four grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.


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My wife and I first met Narvin at Preservation Hall where he autographed an album for us. As thanks, I gave him the gold pen he signed it with. The next meeting was backstage at Royce Hall UCLA. He showed us that he still had the Cross pen I had given him in New Orleans. My wife and I met Narvin and his wife by accident before a show at the Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach, California. Those three meetings were brief but I am convinced that he was indeed a wonderful gentleman.May the eternal light shine upon him and may the memory of his good life stay with and guide those remaining here in space and time.
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