Jeff Naideau
1954 - 2002

 On the morning of June 17, 2002, Jeff Naideau passed on from this earthly plane to that "better place" leaving behind those who loved him. Jeff was one of those rare individuals who had the ability to share his joyful exuberance and love of life with everyone he came in contact with. Jeff truly loved New Orleans, it's music and traditions, and remarked a number of times that when his time came, he would really like to have a traditional Jazz Funeral. To that end, a Jazz Funeral took place on Friday morning, June 21, 2002. The procession started at Louis Armstrong Park on North Rampart Street, went up Toulouse to Bourbon Street, and up St. Ann to Jackson Square where a memorial service was held in front of St. Louis Cathedral. The service was attended by many of Jeff's friends, fellow musicians & fans.

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Jeff, your life, love and music touched so many of us. You will live in our hearts forever.

"Let Love Make It Shine"

Obituaries by Keith Spera & Dean Shapiro & Tom McDermott

New Pictures

Classically trained pianist Jeff Naideau has been a New Orleans Jazz Fest attendee for many years. During one of his visits here,he was invited to sit in with the band playing at Patout's in the French Quarter. The owner later contacted Jeff and asked him to play at Patout's for the remainder of his stay in New Orleans. The rest, as they say, is history, and Jeff now lives and works full time playing his music in the Big Easy. A long time fan of New Orleans Jazz, Blues and R&B piano styles, Jeff has studied and attempted to master the musical methods of Professor Longhair, Eddie Bo, James Booker and Dr. John.

Where Y'at
Where Y'at's December 2001 readers poll voted
Jeff Naideau
"Best Local Music Artist That You See Once A Month"

New CD Release

Available NOW at the Louisiana Music Factory!
Friends & Family
Jeff's Bands

Pictures from the Caribbean Cruise
Pictures from Piano Night
More pictures from Piano Night
Pictures from Jeff's recent trip to Italy & the Best of the Beat Awards

Pictures from the CD release party
Video clips from the live show at the Louisiana Music Factory 9/15/01

Heaven on a Half Shell - Altered Records, released August 16, 2001. Players include: Freddy Staehle, Al Arthur, Matt Perrine, Earl Stanley, Robert Morreira, Cranston Clements, Jerry Jumonville, Craig Klein, Kevin Clark, Earl Bonei, Mitchell and Chad Cormier, Leigh "L'il Queenie" Harris, Estella Denson, Holly Bendtson, and many others. Check out this review of Heaven on a Half Shell by Bill Berry, WWOZ 90.7 FM New Orleans

You can get an advance listen by calling radio station WWOZ, 90.7 FM here in New Orleans at 504.568.1234. Try John Sinclair's New Orleans Music Show, every Wednesday, from 11am - 2pm. Or listen on the web at

Shine CD

The Shine CD is available at the Louisiana Music Factory

Jeff's CDs can also be ordered by sending a check or money order for $17.00 ($15.00 + $2.00 S&H) each, made out to Jeff Naideau to:

Jeff Naideau
Altered Records
6221 S. Claiborne Ave., #554
New Orleans, LA 70125

Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouillet!!

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