Full Title: Yoshio Toyama brings instruments, jazz to Landry-Walker High School during Satchmo Summerfest (via Times-Picayune)
“Yoshio Toyama and his wife, Keiko, created the Wonderful World Jazz Foundation in 1994 to bring musical instruments to New Orleans’s children.
In the past two decades, the couple has delivered more than 800 instruments from Japan on their visits to the Crescent City. On Thursday (July 30), on the eve of the 15th annual Satchmo Summerfest, they brought more music-makers to L.B. Landry – O.P. Walker College and Career Preparatory High School in Algiers.
Toyama, a trumpet player, makes an annual pilgrimage to New Orleans for Satchmo Summerfest, which runs Friday (July 31) through Sunday at the Old U.S. Mint in the French Quarter.“