This week, let's check out some video clips featuring trumpeter Kermit Ruffins, who's coming to St. Louis to play on Wednesday, July 24 and Thursday, July 25 at Below that, you can see and hear Ruffins play the New Orleans standard St. James Infirmary" in an undated video recorded at Tipitina's in New Orleans.
That's followed by a version of Skokiaan," a South African song made famous in this country by Louis Armstrong and performed by Ruffins during one of his appearances on Treme. This clip was recorded by an audience member at Brooklyn Bowl in NYC, and though the video bounces a bit, the audio quality is good.
Then, it's back to New Orleans for a a version of Exactly Like You" recorded during this year's JazzFest at the Louisiana Music Factory.
Last but not least, there's an extended video of Ruffins' concert last year with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra at LSU, which gave him a chance to show off his trumpet and vocal stylings outside of the small-combo context.