Lillian Boutte’


August 6th       


Life Academy



Favorite Color:

The Complete Rainbow

Favorite Book:

The Book of Life


Favorite Food:

Good and Home Cooked

Favorite Quote:

Be Glad that you wake up Alive and Healthy!

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Lillian Boutte’

On the musical scene for more than 30 years, Lillian Boutté is a monument to jazz, Gospel and R&B. A talented singer, she has literally traveled the whole world, bringing her music from Asia to Europe.

She was decorated Ambassador of Music by the city of New Orleans (the only musician since Louis Armstrong to receive this honored title) for her many decades of activity.

She can be seen in Stevenson Pallifi's award winning documentary "Piano Players rarely play together" featuring Professor Longhair, Toots Washington and her friend and mentor Allen Toussaint. She can also be seen in her cameo appearance in Allen Parker's film "Angel Heart" and is featured on the soundtrack with the Blues great Brownie McGee.

Her life long friend Mr. Vernell Bagneris molded her acting skills. When he cast her in his black Vaudeville music ONE MO' TIME, where he kept her busy with the show for 4 years in New Orleans, Sweden and Brazil.

She has performed and can be heard on recordings with legendary music greats as Edward Frank, Lloyd Lambert, Joseph ‘Smokey’ Johnson, Jay Mc Shane, Harry 'Sweets' Edison, Milt Hinton, Gus Johnson, Sammy Price, Doc Cheatham, Arnett Cobb, Al Casey, Dr. John, Benny Waters, Danny Barker, Professor Longhair, Clark Terry and with England's trumpet great Humphrey Lyttleton and more

With success in 1992 she spearheaded 45 of her New Orleans Music Friends and brought the sounds of Cajun, Soul, R & B, Gospel, Traditional N.O. Brass band and as well the New Orleans cuisine to 22 cities in Germany under the title SPIRIT OF LOUISIANA.

In 1993 she originated the project GOSPEL UNITED in co-operation with 2 Danish organizers, where she was able to show her musical and social influences.

This project in 1994 brought LILLIAN and her New Orleans Gospel group together with 1000 voices of students from all over Denmark - including a Live-CD and TV-coverage with great success, which went into another project in 1995 with a choir this time of 3000 voices on stage with her.

Lillian still continues to share her music throughout the world thru concerts, festivals special Music projects and her passion for workshops with kids and Adults have taken her around the world.


The unconditional love of her beloved city New Orleans was magnified on the 29th of August 2005 when Hurricane Katrina devastated the Musically Rich city. She was contacted on that morning by good friend and college Elmar Hoff whom together started a Musicians Fund to help her city in whatever means they could. An account was opened and over the last years the fund has been successful in sponsoring a New Orleans Elementary School, the New Orleans Musicians Clinic, Transportation Support for fellow musicians to travel over in order to tour and earn money in the midst of the disaster.

From New Orleans Jazz Festival Ascona Switzerland

Ascona Jazz Award 2006 - For her unconditioned help to New Orleans to Lillian Boutté

The Ascona Jazz Award 2006 is bestowed upon New Orleans singer Lillian Boutté for her profuse efforts in support of Katrina victims in her role as World Ambassadress of New Orleans music and Godmother of the SOS New Orleans Jazz Heritage Fund launched last September by JazzAscona. From the very first hours following the Katrina tragedy, Lillian Boutté firmly committed to sustaining her fellow New Orleans inhabitants in difficulty, loaning her name to the various solidarity initiatives; maintaining a high level of attention from the media about conditions in her city; giving numerous fundraising concerts in Germany, Switzerland, Italy and other countries of Europe; and not last, at the hour of reconstruction, going all out to make the authorities of her city and of her country aware of the rights and interests of musicians and of the black population, -- victims even today of racial prejudice, as further evidenced by the Katrina tragedy.


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