Louis Prima's Violin - New Orleans, LA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member denben
N 29° 57.694 W 090° 03.462
15R E 783950 N 3318170
Quick Description: Louis Prima's Violin is part of the New Orleans Jazz Museum collection at 400 Esplanade Avenue, in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana.
Location: Louisiana, United States
Date Posted: 5/11/2020 3:23:37 PM
Waymark Code: WM12ET4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Team GPSaxophone
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Long Description:
The New Orleans Jazz Museum is a music museum dedicated to preserving and celebrating the history of jazz music. Through dynamic interactive exhibits, multigenerational educational programming, research facilities, and engaging musical performances, the music New Orleans made famous is explored in all its forms.

From Wikipedia: "Louis Leo Prima (December 7, 1910 – August 24, 1978) was an American singer, actor, songwriter, bandleader, and trumpeter. While rooted in New Orleans jazz, swing music, and jump blues, Prima touched on various genres throughout his career: he formed a seven-piece New Orleans-style jazz band in the late 1920s, fronted a swing combo in the 1930s and a big band group in the 1940s, helped to popularize jump blues in the late 1940s and early to mid 1950s, and performed frequently as a Vegas lounge act beginning in the 1950s.

Prima's mother, Angelina, was a first-generation Italian American. A music lover, she made sure that each child played an instrument. Louis was assigned the violin and started out playing at St. Ann's Parish. He became interested in jazz when he heard black musicians, including Louis Armstrong." (visit link)
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