Grace Notes: Irvin Mayfield’s $1,435 breakfast hard to achieve, even harder for New Orleans Library Foundation to swallow _lowres

Irvin Mayfield

New Orleans trumpeter Irvin Mayfield resigned from his professorship at the University of New Orleans Monday.

WWL-TV reports Mayfield left his $63,000 a year post after WWL-TV reports surfaced of Mayfield using New Orleans Public Library system funds for his New Orleans Jazz Orchestra.

Public records show in 2012 the library's foundation gave the New Orleans Public Library system $116,775. The same year, the foundation gifted Mayfield's New Orleans Jazz Orchestra $666,000 for the New Orleans Jazz Market.

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