Born in New Orleans - the Birthplace of Jazz
If you have heard Michael "Patches" Stewart play his instrument, it will come as no surprise to learn he was born and raised in the city where Jazz was born — New Orleans, Louisiana. He fell in love with the trumpet at a very young age, but did not have the opportunity to study music until he reached middle school.
Once he started lessons, he pursued music with enthusiasm and discipline not often seen at this young age. By the end of his last year of middle school the music director at St....