Sweet Emma Barrett

Sweet Emma” Barrett (March 25, 1897 – January 28, 1983) was an American self-taught jazz pianist and singer.

Barrett worked with the Original Tuxedo Orchestra between 1923 and 1936, first under Papa Celestin, then William Ridgely. Also active with Armand Piron, John Robichaux, and Sidney Desvigne, Sweet Emma Barrett was at her most powerful in the early 1960s and became an iconic figure with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.