Placide Adams was an exemplary and stalwart
proponent of traditional New Orleans jazz.
Born Aug 30, 1929 near Algiers, Louisiana, He
then toured with early rhythm and blues stars like Clyde
McPhatter, Ruth Brown, Roy Brown, B.B. King and Big Joe Turner.
But in the 1960s, Placide returned to traditional jazz, becoming
a founding member of Preservation Hall.
1978, Adams became the fourth leader of a New Orleans
institution - The Onward Brass Band (founded in 1886), and
remained the bandís leader right up until his death. But, in
addition to the Onward Brass Band, Adams was also leader of the
Original Dixieland Hall Jazz
Band. From 1991 until he died in 2003, he was a fixture with the
in New Orleans.