Henry Butler tribute

Editor, Sound Recordist, Camera (interviews in New Orleans)

I met Henry Butler back in 1999 at a now shuttered jazz club on Rampart Street, the Funky Butt — he was a regular guest on my show on WWOZ and always a pleasure to see perform live.  This film was made in 2015.

Henry passed away in 2018.

Champion Jack Dupree

A two-part radio documentary (with breaks each half-hour) about Champion Jack Dupree, a New Orleans piano player with quite a story: as an important tie to the boogie woogie piano players of Storyville; a boxer, an expatriate during the Jim Crow south and a man who came home (for a visit) many years later to see a change, more inclusive United States.

Champion Jack Dupree (photo: Dick Waterman)

Champion Jack Dupree: Audio Documentary

Produced by George Ingmire and Dave Ankers for WWOZ2016

Champion Jack Dupree: Putting together the Pieces, part 1 of 2
Champion Jack Dupree: Putting together the Pieces, part 2 of 2

No One Went Hungry: Cajun Food Traditions Today (documentary)

I spent several weeks (and gained several pounds) traveling though Cajun country with Kevin McCaffrey, recording interviews with chefs, lovers of cast iron, farmers and historians. 

The food traditions of Louisiana are known around the world — this film intimately captures the people who maintain and innovate these foodways.