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300 Years of Music in New Orleans Exhibit Opening

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  Louis Armstrong's first cornet next to Dave Bartholomew’s trumpet, by Eric Waters for 64 Parishes / The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities.

Louis Armstrong's first cornet next to Dave Bartholomew’s trumpet, by Eric Waters for 64 Parishes / The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities.


Join us on Wednesday, December 5 from 6:00pm—9:00pm for the opening reception of the New Orleans Jazz Museum’s latest exhibition, From the Opera House to the Warehouse: 300 Years of Music in New Orleans, kicking off the first night of Sound Collage: A LUNA Fête Celebration of Light and Music.

The public is invited to this free opening, which will feature complimentary refreshments, a cash bar, and musical performances by Javier Olondo & AsheSon, The Detroit Brooks Trio, Mayumi Shara & the New Orleans Jazz Letters, N’awlins Dawlins Babydoll Ladies, and the Original Wild Tchoupitoulas Indians.


About The Exhibition

This Tricentennial exhibit tunes in to the seminal rhythms of Congo Square and the earliest days of jazz, latter-day Louis Armstrong and the birth of American festival culture, the international hip-hop takeover of Cash Money and No Limit, the evolution of a brass-band riff as mobile as the second-line parades that bring it to life, and more.

From the Opera House to the Warehouse is a joint exhibition in partnership with the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. In the fall of New Orleans’s tricentennial year, the LEH relaunched its quarterly publication 64 Parishes with a special issue dedicated to three hundred years of making and listening to music in the city whose sounds have arguably had more global influence than any other.

Co-curated by New Orleans Jazz Museum music curator David Kunian and 64 Parishes issue guest editor Alison Fensterstock, From the Opera House to the Warehouse brings these stories to life with artifacts from the New Orleans Jazz Museum’s vaults.


Music Lineup

6:00pm—8:00pm Big Chief Wild and Queen Mary Kay Stevenson of the Original Wild Tchoupitoulas Indians (outdoors, Jazz Museum grounds)

6:30pm—8:00pm — Javier Olondo & AsheSon (outdoors stage)

7:00pm—8:00pm — Detroit Brooks Trio (indoors)

8:00pm—9:00pm — Mayumi Shara & New Orleans Jazz Letters (indoors)


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