Join Louisiana Landmarks Society as we celebrate the centennial of the first jazz recording at our annual Fête du Jardin – highlighted by none other than The Louisiana Repertory Jazz Ensemble.
This year’s “Jazz in the Garden” honors Patricia Gay for her lifetime contribution to preservation. Buy your tickets today!
Did you know…. it’s been exactly 100 years since the first jazz recording? Here’s more…..
1917. The United States entered World War I; Buffalo Bill Cody died and John F. Kennedy was born; and New Orleans Jazz was first recorded and on its way to becoming a worldwide musical phenomenon.
Jazz had emerged from the gritty streets of fin de siècle New Orleans. While a complex fusion of antecedent styles and cultures, it evolved into an entirely new musical art form, characterized by a “good time”...Read more