History & Culture
Jazz History Walking Tours
People of Traditional New Orleans Jazz
Oral History Project
The New Orleans Jazz NHP has collected oral histories from over 200 New Orleans musicians, and the work continues. Oral history interviews can currently be viewed at the Williams Research Center or the Hogan Jazz Archive at Tulane University.
Did You Know?
What does “ride” mean in jazz? The word was popular in the early jazz and swing era. “To take a ride” is to improvise a solo, and a “ride man” is an improvising soloist.