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“Mr. Jazz”, as he is know to thousands who have listened to New Orleans Jazz radio for almost the last quarter century is a longtime NOIMC associate. He is an active local historian and a licensed Tour Guide for the City of New Orleans. In recent years his educational, informative and entertaining presentations have gone international with WWOZ-FM becoming one of the top purveyors of Jazz on the world wide web. He is a Board Member of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation and in recent years has been the Seminar Coordinator for the popular and growing “Satchmo Summerfest”. Gourrier was displaced by Hurricane Katrina and reestablished himself in Richmond,Virginia where he is Jazz Director @ WRIR-FM and on the Board of Directors of the Richmond Jazz Society. He makes historical presentations on behalf of the Jazz Society, and as a freelance presenter
at locations throughout the city. His weekly show was awarded the “Best Award in Media Category” by Richmond City magazine in 2007.

MICHAEL GOURRIER joined the JazzTimes community on Jan 11, 2012