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Gallery: New Orleans sends of Dr. John with massive second line, jazz funeral

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dr. John was a worldwide ambassador for New Orleans music blending jazz, funk, blues, pop, boogie woogie, and rock and roll. This is how we send him off.

by Matthew Hinton
June 24, 2019

Lead by the Young Men Olympian, Jr. Benevolent Association and a horse-drawn hearse carrying Dr. John, the main line of the funeral processes past the second line of mourners as they honor Malcolm John “Mac” Rebennack, Jr. also known as Dr. John (November 20, 1941 – June 6, 2019) with a jazz funeral from the Orpheum Theater in New Orleans.

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dr. John was a worldwide ambassador for New Orleans music blending jazz, funk, blues, pop, boogie woogie, and rock and roll.

Matthew Hinton is a New Orleans area freelance photographer whose work has been recognized by the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) Best of Photojournalism Awards in 2014 and 2016, and by numerous awards from the Press Club of New Orleans, including the Hal Ledet President's Print Photography Award, the highest honor the Press Club can bestow upon a photographer. Matthew Hinton has previously been a staff photographer at both of the daily newspapers in New Orleans. His work has appeared nationally and internationally through freelance work with the Associated Press and AFP, Agence France-Presse.

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