Wendell Pierce Jazzes Up Treme

The immensely appealing actor, best known for his role as dogged Det. Bunk Moreland onTreme cocreator David Simon's The Wire brings humor, buoyancy and Nawlins-native street cred to the role of trombonist Antoine Batiste on HBO's post-Katrina drama. The second season has allowed Pierce — and his character — to grow, as he's started up his own band, Antoine Batiste and the Soul Apostles (fronted by the wonderful vocalist Wanda Rouzan) and taken a job teaching band in the New Orleans public-school system. The classroom scenes are reminiscent of the peerless education-themed Season 4 of The Wire. Read More...



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