James May (AKA Doc Saxtrum), New Orleans Street Maestro
James May (a.k.a. Doc Saxtrum) is a famed New Orleans Street musician that has been playing well over 50 years at around 82 years of age. He told me fascinating stories of traveling the country with his trumpet, returning to New Orleans, picking up the sax later and life and what life is like for a busker in New Orleans. I am indebted to this fine gentleman for sharing so much with me! If you are ever in New Orleans be sure to look for him at the riverfront or just across from Cafe du Monde, you will likely be treated to a mix of "the pretty melodies" -- jazz, ballads, show tunes, Dixieland, and gospel. Doc is always neatly dressed and ready to impress in his Ray Bans and signature hat.
New OrleansNOLALABuskerStreet MusicianJazzDixielandTrumpetMusicianJames MayDocSaxtrumMusicStreet PerformerMichael MenefeeMenefee