Jazz Places

This class includes discussion of various instrumentations and community-based functions prevalent in New Orleans jazz bands and brass bands, closely examining a range of festival traditions and associated performance sites situated throughout the city from the river to the lakefront. Read Charles E. Kinzer, "The Tios of New Orleans and Their Pedagogical Influence on the Early Jazz Clarinet Style," Black Music Research Journal, 16/2 (Fall 1996), 279-303; (report due next class).

Economy Hall in Tremé

Robichaux's Orchestra (1905)

Onward Brass Band (1913)

Henry Allen's Brass Band on Mardi Gras Day (1926)