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JAZZ MUSEUMS OF THE WORLD

1 NEW ORLEANS JAZZ MUSEUM

NEW ORLEANS

The museum houses the largest and most comprehensive collection of jazz-related objects in the world, consisting of instruments, pictorial sheet music, photographs, records, tapes and manuscripts. Specific items of interest include a 1917 disc of the first jazz recording ever made and Louis Armstrong’s first cornet. The museum also has around 10,000 recordings of jazz in virtually every format and a variety of conditions. Of particular interest is the museum’s performing arts centre, which organises more than 365 events a year. This includes live musical and theatrical performances, lectures and curatorial presentations.

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