kweliTV | THE LIFE STORY OF MS. YVONNE BUSCH

A LEGEND IN THE CLASSROOM: THE STORY OF MS. YVONNE BUSCH \ 56:07 min \ USA

Born in New Orleans in 1929 and raised in the historic Tremé section of the city, Ms. Busch, who mastered several brass instruments and the woodwinds, became a touring professional by the age of 12, crisscrossing the United States as a member of the critically acclaimed “International Sweethearts of Rhythm” and the “Swinging Rays of Rhythm,” two all-female bands sponsored by the Piney Woods Country Life School, a historic African-American boarding school located in Piney Woods, Mississippi. Ms. Busch provided the foundation for scores of New Orleans’ finest musicians, who excelled in careers in jazz, R&B and gospel, by teaching them the rudiments of music.

AWARDS

AVA Platinum, Award Hermes Gold Award, Bronze Telly Award.


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Leonard Smith

Leonard Smith III, has been involved in graphics, photography, film-making, video, and multimedia projects for over thirty-five years. His professional career started at Eastman Kodak in 1975. While at Kodak, Leonard traveled the United States and Europe supporting various imaging systems. As an independent studio, LS3 Studios has produced digital histories of anniversaries and celebrations of many New Orleans musicians, institutions, and families. Some of the most recent projects include; “A Place Called Desire;” “From Shanghai to Harlem” winner of the Gold AVA Award and Bronze Telly; “The 100th Anniversary of St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church,” winner of two Bronze Telly Awards and “A Legend in the Classroom-The Life Story of Ms. Yvonne Busch” winner of the AVA Platinum Award, Hermes Gold Award and Bronze Telly Award.

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