Skip Parsons' Marmalade Trio at Funeral
by Cliff Lamere 27 Apr 2006
Skip Parsons & his Jazz Band are quite often engaged to provide a New Orleans Style Funeral. The bands can vary from three to 7 or more members depending upon family coordination. The music featured is complete with spirituals, Flee As A Bird (a dirge), St. James Infirmary, & Just A Closer Walk With Thee. Sometimes more tunes are added like Amazing Grace, Just a Little While To Stay Here, and the Saints Go Marchin' In. For an additional charge the band will perform for festivities at a residence or restaurant after the ceremony. We do it just like New Orleans!!!
-- Skip Parsons
The funeral below was held April 21, 2006 at St. Patrick's Cemetery in Catskill, NY. The photos were taken by Linda Parsons. If you would like more information about hiring the group, click here, then click on an image or contact Skip.