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Treme's Petit Jazz Museum

1500 Governor Nicholls Street, Treme, New Orleans, LA 70116
+1 504-715-0332
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Educational and historical

What a wonderful museum that is filling a major gap in the history of jazz. It is not just a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
New York City, New York
Hidden Gem

We are so happy we visited Treme’s Petit Jazz Museum. After dozens of visits to NOLA, we are only... read more

Reviewed 3 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 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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1500 Governor Nicholls Street, Treme, New Orleans, LA 70116
+1 504-715-0332
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are so happy we visited Treme’s Petit Jazz Museum. After dozens of visits to NOLA, we are only sorry we never made it before yesterday! It is a one of a kind cultural and educational experience! Treasures such as Louis Armstrong’s customs forms, priceless...More

Thank Lisa Meredith H
alvin j, Owner at Treme's Petit Jazz Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your visit. Please tell a friend and please to come again.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place should be in the top 10 of New Orleans attractions. Al has curated pictures, paintings, music and even a Louis Armstrong artist contract (saved from Katrina!) in his cozy room. Anyone interested in the history of New Orleans told from a music perspective,...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stumbled upon this museum while taking a walk in South Treme district (~10 min walk from the adjacent French Quarter) and went in. We were in for a treat! Both museum guides not only took us through the origins of jazz music, starting with...More

Thank Marc N
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Al's one room museum is kind of interesting. Some lovely memories of the great Louis Armstrong. But the real star is Al himself telling his stories. Loved it.

Thank Gnq
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Wonderful little museum dedicated to the history of jazz. The owner Al Jackson gave us a personal tour and was absolutely lovely and full of knowledge. A must see for anyone visiting New Orleans.

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Reviewed 3 August 2017

Treme’s Petit Jazz Museum tells the incredible story of the history of Treme, the birthplace of jazz. Al Jackson, the museum’s curator, Treme local, community leader, and historian gave me a personal tour of the collection. I’m so glad to have dropped in as I...More

Thank Jo H
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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