Centenarian jazz musician Lionel Ferbos died Saturday at his home in New Orleans, just days after celebrating his 103rd birthday on July 17 with friends and family in the French Quarter.

His granddaughter, Lori Schexnayder, said the trumpeter she called “Paw-paw” died peacefully, surrounded by friends and family.

Ferbos was believed to be the oldest working jazz musician, performing regularly until last year. He was also the last living member of the WPA band, which was formed during the Depression by laborers in the city’s Works Progress Administration.

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