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Visit the Jazz Museum
Open Tuesday through Sunday
10:00 AM to 4:30 PM
400 Esplanade Ave, New Orleans, LA
Upcoming Concerts and Events
Louis Prima: The Wildest
Purpose And Passion: The Photography of Eric Waters
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The New Orleans Jazz Museum celebrates jazz in the city where it was born.
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Dave Bartholomew will be remembered as one of rock ’n’ roll’s greatest producers. Bartholomew grew up on the outskirts of New Orleans and was always loved music. He got the chance to hear jazz for the first time on a showboat that passed by his hometown along the Mississippi river.
You can see the imprint of New Orleans, his hometown, in Louis Prima’s irrepressible stage performances. Often, he and his band jumped around and hammed it up so exuberantly that it was hard for people to see the level of his true musicianship. “Play pretty for the people,” he’d say.
Learn about the mural on the first floor of the New Orleans Jazz Museum created by Charles Gresham in the early 1930s. It was donated to the State of Louisiana by Charles Reinike in 1982.