Posts tagged New Orleans Jazz Museum
Happy Birthday, Louis Armstrong!

“I was born in 1900,” begins Louis Armstrong’s autobiography. “Mayann told me that the night I was born . . . was the fourth of July, a big holiday in New Orleans, when almost anything can happen.” Louis was actually born on this day, August 4, 118 years ago, to Mary Ann “Mayann” Albert and William Armstrong. It is unclear why his mother, who was just fifteen when she gave birth to Louis, told the young Satchmo that he was born on the fourth of July.

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Drumsville! Exhibit To Open November 8, 2018

The New Orleans Jazz Museum will debut a new exhibition, Drumsville!: Evolution of the New Orleans Beat. Launching on November 8, 2018, the exhibit will celebrate both the New Orleans Tricentennial and International Drum Month, along with the development of the drum kit in New Orleans and the ongoing evolution of rich local drumming traditions.

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Improvisations Gala Announcement

The New Orleans Jazz Museum is hosting its inaugural Improvisations Gala on site at 400 Esplanade Avenue, New Orleans, on Saturday, December 8, 2018, from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Improvisations kicks off at 7:00 pm in the Jazz Museum’s intimate performance venue with an exclusive Patron Party, featuring cuisine by Ruth’s Chris, cocktails by Sazerac Company, and a private musical performance by Jon Batiste, followed by the Trombone Shorty Academy and the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts.

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Instrument Conservation

In early December 2016, the Jazz Collection at the New Orleans Jazz Museum was lucky enough to engage the expertise of Emanuele Marconi.  Mr. Marconi works as a conservator at the National Music Museum in Vermillion, South Dakota. 

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