Development of JazzExplore the rich traditions of music created in New Orleans that spread World wide from the early 18th century to modern day. At the visitor center, the Park Rangers provide formal and informal interpretive discussions that delve into the elements that helped to create the music of Jazz, explore musical forms, and provides musical examples from different musical genres. Please check our calendar for formal discussions and interpretive performances.
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.
Historical Places of Interest
Jazz developed in neighborhoods all over the City of New Orleans. Click on the link above to delve into information concerning many of the formative places in the artforms musical development.
Last updated: February 23, 2018