About the Park
The park's mission is to serve the nation as a global leader in the promulgation of New Orleans jazz by enhancing and instilling a public appreciation and understanding of the origins, early history, development and progression of this uniquely American music art form - jazz. To preserve unimpaired this cultural resource and it's core values for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations.
Purpose of the Park:
The purpose of New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park is to
Significance of the Park:
Check out the 2011 State of the Park Report on the Park News page to find out what happened at the park last year and to learn about plans for 2012.
Did You Know?
The Original Dixieland Jazz Band is credited with making the first jazz recording in 1917. Cornetist Freddie Keppard was offered the chance to record first, but refused for fear that other musicians would steal his ideas.