Traditional jazz musician Don Vappie has got to have one of the most unusual resumÃ©s in the genre. In the 1960s and '70s, he played electric bass in the funk group Trac One before he took up playing the traditional jazz and Creole tunes of his own heritage.
Born into a Creole family in 1956, Don Vappie grew up with the music of his elegant culture. Like so many New Orleans musicians, music runs in his genes. His relatives include early jazz greats Papa John Joseph and Willie "Kaiser" Joseph. He… Show more
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