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Treme's Petit Jazz Museum

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Great find!

Tiny, but packed museum tracing the history of Jazz back to its roots. Clearly a labor of love for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cary, North Carolina
An enriching experience

A surprising, luminous tour of the history of music that brought together the many influences that... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Treme’s Petit Jazz Museum will tell you the true story of jazz right here where it all first started. Through a tour of the exhibits with a local expert you’ll discover Treme, the oldest integrated neighbourhood in all of America, and why it became...more
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1500 Governor Nicholls St, Treme, New Orleans, LA 70116-2216
+1 504-715-0332
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Tiny, but packed museum tracing the history of Jazz back to its roots. Clearly a labor of love for Al - he crams a LOT of information into the tour - he knows *everything* about jazz and is so happy to share. A wonderful experience...More

Date of experience: November 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A surprising, luminous tour of the history of music that brought together the many influences that gave rise to what we call New Orleans music. Call it Jazz, call it sidelines, call it ragtime...Alvin Jackson, a veteran sideliner, who curates an educational tour around his...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Mandy D
Reviewed August 24, 2019

This place is fantastic! I learned about if from our Historic New Orleans Tours music tour and it put together a lot of the pieces of New Orleans music for me is a small space.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Langand7
Reviewed June 10, 2019

Best one-room museum with so much information about the history of Jazz. You'll walk in and you aren't sure what to expect. I can tell you, it the best money you'll ever spend. to learn about the history of Jazz. Mr. Al is an amazing...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed May 22, 2019 via mobile

Please visit this wonderful New Orleans gem. The owner is incredible, and for $10 you get a personally guided tour with a brilliant and nuanced history of the cultural influences that led to jazz today. It is memorable and special place to spend a bit...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Emily2H2O
Reviewed May 4, 2019

Great experience, with two extremely knowledgeable hosts leading us through the evolution of jazz and blues, with their melting pot of multiple influences. It’s small (one room) so doesn’t take long but well worth it. Thoroughly recommend it.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank N6703CCmark
Reviewed May 1, 2019

Al Jackson’s labor of love is a treasure trove of history, music and art. You will learn the history of jazz from the time the slave ships arrived from Africa until today. Mr. Jackson is the curator/historian of the museum and is currently writing a...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank annieatty
Reviewed April 14, 2019

Right in the heart of the Treme neighborhood of NOLA is this quaint museum that is full of heart and history. Al Jackson is the curator and leads you through with stories, photos, and memorabilia. It's only one room, but it's a very authentic treat.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank SuzanneCloud
Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

I happened across this museum after being invited by the proprietor Mr. Alvin Jackson. His hospitality, knowledge, and connection with New Orleans music shows in his dedicated livelihood to this project. His commitment to the Treme community is inspiring, and he continues the oral traditions...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank B3045NHmonicaf
Reviewed April 9, 2019 via mobile

My husband and I chose to start our exploration of the Treme neighborhood by stopping in here- and we were so happy we did. We were greeted by two gentlemen who proceeded to give us a personal tour of the museum and a narrative of...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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That sound? That flavor? That certain je ne sais quoi
that lets you known you’re in “Nawlins” and nowhere
else? It’s all good and in broad abundance on the
streets of Tremé, where so much of what’s considered
to be the very best of New Orleans culture and
tradition is, put simply, just how people go about
their daily lives in this historic part of town. As
one of America’s oldest African-American neighborhoods
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