Treme' Petit Jazz Museum
Located at 1500 Governor Nicholls Street, Treme's Petit Jazz Museum is a must-see for any visitor to New Orleans. Whether you are a jazz aficionado or a casual music lover, this one-of-a-kind spot is loved by everyone.
Our Treme walking tour includes a stop here and a personal visit with the owner, Mr. Al Jackson. Mr. Al is passionate about sharing the story of jazz in America, its influences, and the important part that this music plays in the nation's history as well as today's culture.
This small, private museum is dedicated to telling the history of jazz from its beginnings through to today. From the landing of slave ships in America to the melding of African-American, Mardi Gras Indian, and Creole culture in the Treme neighborhood, there is a lot of history for the museum to share. From contracts with Ray Charles for $50 a night before he became famous to historic instruments, there is a lot to take in at this petite museum! Filled with memorabilia that tells the story of this American music, Treme's Petit Jazz Museum offers a lot of historical knowledge in a fun and music-filled setting.
Learn more about the influences of jazz music, the important legends of the genre, and the historical context in which it all took place. Mr. Al is well-versed in all of these areas and is a Treme native. In fact, he has made it his life's mission to share the fascinating story of how New Orleans jazz came to be and how important it remains today. As one of the nation's fully integrated areas, Treme provided the perfect backdrop for the evolution of this musical genre. There are many unexpected influences that helped to birth jazz, and you may find some of them, such as German brass, surprising.
On your visit to the Big Easy don't miss this important piece of American history and culture. Whether you are a jazz fan or not, you owe it to yourself to check out this important shrine to American history. Schedule your walking tour today and explore the vibrant neighborhood of Treme, you just might learn a lot!