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Placide Adams: 1929-2003
Placide Adams

Born: August 30, 1929 in New Orleans, Louisiana
Died: March 29, 2003 in New Orleans, Louisiana

Bassist was stalwart of New Orleans scene

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Placide Adams was a staple fixture on the New Orleans traditional jazz scene, although he also played rhythm and blues in the 1950s with artists like Clyde McPhatter, Ruth Brown, Roy Brown, B.B. King and Big Joe Turner.

He concentrated on traditional jazz from the 1960s, performing at Preservation Hall from its revival, and working with Alvin Acorn at the Commander's Palace Restaurant in the first of what became the popular jazz brunches in the city.

He led his own band, the Onward Brass Band, and was booked to play the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in the spring of 2003 at the time of his death.

JJA members are invited to submit a full obituary or appreciation.

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