Music Lovers and dancers of all ages, may I present
to you The Esquires.
George Baker - drummer. Brother of Buck Baker, and the
last member to join the group. In 1958, George was four years old, he grew up and joined the Esquires in 1970.
Jimmy Chandler - base player. Jimmy was one of the original Esquires. He was a New Orleans boy who joined the
West Bank band.
Dave Guillot - guitarist. Dave was also an original
member. And anytime The Esquires played, Dave was always available. A special thanks to Dave for flying in from Dallas,
Texas to be with us today.
James Jackel - keyboard. Jackel was another original Esquire. Like Elvis or Frank, he's always
been known by one name, Jackel. For over 30 years
he opened his home for practices. And anything the band wanted or needed, he's been there. The Esquires - Jackel, one and the
Lamar Bourgeois - lead vocalist. Lamar joined the band
after the original singer left the group in the early 60's.
Lamar has been the lead singer over all these years and is always ready
to get together with the group.
Eddie Hynes - trombone. Eddie was another Esquire. Back in the 60's Eddie was the premier trombone player
in the city. He was noted for his unique style and is a legend among
Henri Guerineau - trumpet. Henri started in music playing
bass. But he wanted to be a member of The Esquires so he switched from bass to trumpet to do so.
And last, but not least, Buck Baker - saxophone. When
you think of The Esquires you think of Buck Baker. He was
the leader of the band, in charge of bookings and promotion. And just
as with the other members, Buck has devoted his life to his music and
to The Esquires.
And to show their appreciation for the support of all
their fans, they are here to play for you today.