Birth of Jazz
|Except where otherwise noted, the images on these
Jazz pages are from The Library of Congress,
"A Pictorial History of Jazz," the collection of
William Wynn, my own photo collection.
Armand John "A. J." Piron
Joseph "King" Oliver
Nick La Rocca
Jelly Roll Morton
Edward "Kid" Ory
Emile "Stale Bread" Lacoume
The Barbarin Family
Oscar "Papa" Celestin
Willie "Bunk" Johnson
Some Early New Orleans Jazz Musicians
Some Early New Orleans Jazz Bands
Storyville and the Birth of Jazz
The Disappearance of Storyville
The Halfway House
Those Milneburg Joys
Midway Restaurant, Milneburg
Tranchina's Restaurant, Spanish Fort
Shadows of the Past
Former Homes of Some New Orleans Jazz Greats
Map: Early Jazz Neighborhoods of New Orleans
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Whispers - Home
|"Every time I close my eyes, when I'm blowing that trumpet of mine,
I look right into the heart of old New Orleans." -- Louis Armstrong
|"Music is at the bare essence of New Orleans, you can take
everything else away, and the music will always return."
-- Spike Perkins
|Just a shadow in the streetlight,
Just a shadow on the wall,
Just a silhouette in the darkness,
I've been waiting for the call.
I'm walking the night beat,
The rhythm of the street,
Moving to the heartbeat of the city.
-- Robbie Robertson, "Night Parade" from the CD "Storyville"
|These pages are not comprehensive. Every time I add a musician, I think of the many who are still missing.
I encourage you to do some research and learn more about the early Jazz musicians of New Orleans.