Bennie Pete, leader of the band who kept the beat after Katrina, dies at 45

New Orleans tuba player Bennie Pete, who founded and led Hot 8, one of the city’s high-profile brass bands, and dedicated himself to preserving the musical traditions of the Big Easy after Hurricane Katrina, died September 6. there is a hospital. He was 45 years old. His wife, Lameka Segura-Pete, said the cause was sarcoidosis, …