NEW ORLEANS - Living New Orleans legend Pete Fountain was honored with a special evening of music Thursday, by the high school he attended – Warren Easton.
Fountain, 83, was honored by Easton, now known as Warren Easton Charter High School, as part of the school’s centennial celebration, which featured a jazz legends concert.
As a young man, Fountain left school early to focus on his growing musical career. The school has a rich musical history, with many other musicians graduating from the Mid-City landmark.
Two of them, trumpet player Nicholas Payton and Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews, also performed in Fountain’s honor.
Proceeds from the concert benefitted Warren Easton’s music programs and scholarships for music students.