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The Story of Roosevelt Brownlee, The Jazz Circuit's Soul Food Chef

Serving the likes of Muddy Waters, Nina Simone, and Dizzy Gillespie for years.

This year, Eater is teaming up with James Beard award-winning Southern Foodways Alliance to spotlight their documentary work, premiering a short film every other week. This next piece focuses on Vietnam war veteran, Roosevelt Brownlee. He spent several years working the jazz festival circuit around Europe and Montreal as a cook to touring musicians including Muddy Waters, Nina Simone, and Dizzy Gillespie. He continues to sell food at festivals closer to his hometown of Savannah, Georgia and. Check it out.

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