Monday, July 10, 2017

Afghan Whigs Guitarist Dave Rosser Remembered With New Orleans Jazz Funeral

Afghan Whigs Guitarist Dave Rosser Remembered With New Orleans Jazz Funeral:

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Dave Rosser of The Afghan Whigs performs on stage at Open'er Festival at Gdynia Kosakowo Airport, on July 3, 2014 in Gdynia, Poland.  
The New Orleans jazz funeral is a great American tradition: A goodbye set to jubilant jazz, to celebrate the life of the person who just passed, rather than any kind of somber service.

Last month, the Afghan Whigs guitarist Dave Rosser died at the age of 50 after a battle with colon cancer. The Afghan Whigs' frontman Greg Dulli is partly based in New Orleans, and he’s just shared a video of a jazz funeral for Rosser. It’s a nice sight, and here it is:

Long live Dave Rosser. pic.twitter.com/wFDktMg2DJ
— greg dulli (@MrGregDulli) July 6, 2017
This article originally appeared in Stereogum.