|HISTORY OF JAZZ WALKING TOUR
Jazz wasn't born on a particular day, it was created over a period of time. It wasn't just one person or one race that was responsible for creating it. It was a meeting and mixing of the essences and emotions of many people and cultures. Learn about Buddy Bolden’s first band in 1895 and why “Jelly Roll” Morton says he believes he is the inventor of Jazz in 1902.
Journey through New Orleans Jazz History. Stops will include St. Louis Cemetery #1, which was donated by the musical dynasty Barbarin Family for free burial to musicians. Then on to Congo Square, the only place in North America where pure West African religious ritual and musical traditions were performed.
See the building that housed the legendary J & M Studios known for creating the “New Orleans Sound” with Professor Longhair, Dave Bartholomew, Fats Domino, Guitar Slim, Shirley * Lee, Lloyd Price, Ernie K-Doe, Allen Toussaint, Clarence “Frogman” Henry and occasionally Little Richard, Ray Charles and Jerry Lee Lewis.
- Each site is ADA accessible, but the sidewalks in the French Quarter can be uneven and troublesome. Contact Ashley Stagg, NOCCI, New Orleans Convention Company, at 504-293-2656 to assist with your needs.
Friday, November 7, 1:00pm-5:00pm
Saturday, November 8, 1:00pm-5:00pm
Sunday, November 9, 1:00pm-5:00pm
Fun Bucks: 1
Fee: $39.00 per person
Tickets for this tour will be available online through the conference registration between May 7 and October 17. After October 17, tickets must be purchased on site, pending space availability.