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

    New Orleans Jazz

    National Historical Park Louisiana

Multimedia Presentations

An Introduction to the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park
This short video features musical park rangers David Stoughton, Bruce Barnes, Matt Hampsey,Stephen Dale, and Richard Scott providing samplings of some of the programs you can expect to see at the park.

Did You Know?

Original Dixieland Jazz Band (1916)

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.