• Wendell Brunious and band perform at the Old U.S. Mint

    New Orleans Jazz

    National Historical Park Louisiana

Park Newspaper

December 21st, 2012 Park Newsletter, "Jazz Tracks"
Highlights include details about JAZZ receiving the prestigious "Keeper of the Light Award" and an article written about Congo Square by Ranger Prudence Grissom.


December 15th, 2012 Park Newsletter, "Jazz Tracks"
Highlights include the presentation of the 2012 Volunteer of the Year award to musician/audio engineer Joe Stolarick, coverage of the park's Creole Heritage Festival, St. Nicholas Day Festival, and other recent Holiday performances at the Old U.S. Mint.

Did You Know?

Dancers at the Pythian Temple Roof Garden (1923)

New Orleans style jazz was very popular among dancers, with musicians finding inspiration from the dancers and the dancers becoming more creative as the musicians challenged them to keep up with improvisation.