Irvin Mayfield, Sr.



Age: 64


Summary: father of New Orleans Jazz Orchestra founding artistic director and Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter Irvin Mayfield, Jr. who was a Vietnam War veteran and worked as a maintenance supervisor for the United States Postal Service for 30 years.



Cause of Death: Drowned in the floodwaters during Hurricane Katrina


Born: circa 1940


Died: August 29, 2005


Location: New Orleans, Louisiana