Treme's Petit Jazz Museum

Treme's Petit Jazz Museum, New Orleans: Hours, Address, Treme's Petit Jazz Museum Reviews: 5/5

Treme's Petit Jazz Museum
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Speciality Museums • Art Museums • History Museums
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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:45 AM - 2:45 AM
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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 the birthplace of jazz. Treme has always been an important center of African-American and Creole culture; New Orleans’ beating heart for brass bands, Mardi Gras Indians, and of course, the jazz that is the life blood that pulses through the city. Visit this one of a kind local museum, and gain an insider’s glimpse of the influences, legends, and historical events that gave rise to the music that has kept this community's, and the world’s, feet tapping since 1895.
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Neighborhood: Tremé
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 and among the nation’s first established residential areas for free people of color, Tremé’s significant heritage and contribution cannot be understated. This is especially the case when considering some of Tremé’s most famous residents, most notably jazz great Louis Armstrong. For full flavored food, funky and jazzed up music, and vibrant street life presented with homegrown pride, you can’t beat a visit to Tremé.
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janetG2239JY
Fordingbridge, UK282 contributions
I went with two musicians,a clarinettist and a violinist, so there was an added purpose for our visit.
Unfortunately it was the run up to Mardi Gras and the Rock and Roll running Marathon was on that day, hence lots of road closures. The taxi got as near as he could and we walked the rest of the way.
There was a hiccup over the arrangements to visit but Al made us feel welcome, and told us all about the beginnings of jazz, and then through the ages, complete with audio music of the ages he was talking about.
He purchased the old and deserted Musicians Union building after Katrina, and strewn on the floor were the contracts of lots of very famous people, plus notes from the various meetings. These, he has carefully preserved with lots of other paperwork, going back through the years, which made for very interesting reading.
He was happy to talk for as long as we wanted, and it was a very interesting and informative hour or two.
Written February 24, 2020
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Morgan
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This was an amazing experience that taught me more than I could have ever hoped for about the intersections of history, policy, race, class, global exploration and of course, music. Mr. Jackson is an expert at telling the story of the history of music and where it came from, as well as where it's going. This was the highlight of my trip to New Orleans. Mr. Jackson is so passionate about this work and his community and has a beautiful exhibit where I learned so much and got to experience something that felt special. Absolutely come to this museum and learn about the history of Treme and New Orleans!
Written June 19, 2021
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NativeCalGal
Santa Cruz, CA118 contributions
Do NOT miss this small but insanely comprehensive museum. It doesn't matter if you're a jazz fan or not; the history of how it happened is worth it. Mr. Al Jackson, who owns the place, has created an historical experience for you., complete with accompanying music. It is really special.
Written June 4, 2021
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Lynell T
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Couples
My husband and I loved the private tour and Jazz History tour from Mr Johnson. We thank you and we will return. From Kemit, Haiti, Cuba to Treme and beyond was well worth the lessons we will always cherish. As a historian I highly recommend that you Go. Thanks for allow me to sing, 'Just Another Day' .
Written August 22, 2021
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Lisa R
Chicago, IL3 contributions
This tiny museum is full of interesting artifacts tracing the origins of jazz from Africa, the Caribbean, and Europe to the US. What makes it special, though, is Mr. Al's storytelling, and his deep knowledge of and connection to the music. We left feeling as though we had traveled through time and around the world, even though the entire experience was contained within a single room. A highlight of our trip -- highly recommended!
Written December 27, 2019
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cozzgc
Cary, NC57 contributions
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 - highly recommended.
Written November 6, 2019
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Ann Warner
Pleasant Ridge, MI19 contributions
Couples
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 book on the history of jazz. When you leave, walk around the Treme neighborhood and enjoy the architecture, restaurants and other museums - the Backstreet Museum and the Museum of African American History.
Written May 1, 2019
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Hepburn B
London, UK22 contributions
Couples
Found this museum while walking around the Treme neighbourhood. Very pleased to have discovered it. The curator, Mr Al Jackson, is friendly and keen to share his considerable knowledge with visitors.
Highly recommended!!
Written February 18, 2018
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thcholesterol
New York City, NY3 contributions
Couples
What a wonderful museum that is filling a major gap in the history of jazz. It is not just a collection of instruments and artifacts. It speaks to the history of jazz, drawing from influences around the world, and its ties to the inception of jazz in the neighborhood. Apparently, it has been open for only 6 months. I really hope to see it succeed and expand!
Written December 31, 2017
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Siyu Q
New Orleans, LA4 contributions
Such a nice place for jazz and history lovers. Al is so knowledgeable and friendly. You will learn so much about the city and the treme neighborhood!
Written July 17, 2021
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  • Mon - Sat 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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