Fauborg Treme' is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the city of New Orleans. Historically, Treme was the main neighborhood of the free people of color. Its boundaries are Esplanade Avenue to the east, North Rampart Street to the south, St. Louis Street to the west and North Broad Street to the north. A racially mixed community today, it remains an important center of the city's African-American and Creole culture. Imagine the procession of mardi gras indians, the march of brass bands and the sounds of jazz. Treme's Petit Jazz Museum will enlighten and illustrate those cultural icons.Plan to see Treme's Petit Jazz Museum and other attractions that appeal to you using our New Orleans online road trip planner .
Treme's Petit Jazz Museum Reviews
Best one-room museum with so much information about the history of Jazz. You'll walk in and you aren't sure what to expect. I can tell you, it the best money you'll ever spend. to learn about the hist... more »
Please visit this wonderful New Orleans gem. The owner is incredible, and for $10 you get a personally guided tour with a brilliant and nuanced history of the cultural influences that led to jazz toda... more »
We met the curator/historian while in Congo Square on Sunday when there’s drum sessions. We went to visit the museum the next day and we were absolutely floored by the history, culture and discussions of race during the tour. Especially since we went to see the larger Jazz museum in the French quarter which was disappointing since we didn’t see much mention of race or where jazz came from. Treme’s Petit Jazz Museum filled in the hole and we got a great history lesson!
Visited back in June 2018 - what a great experience! You're taken on a one-room, 45 minute/hour tour by a very knowledgeable gentleman through the history of the Treme's musical culture, from its roots in Africa through European and military influences on the way to America, with the effects of slavery, racism, and war making their marks along the journey. Each stop in history is accompanied by examples of the music being discussed and quite a few great book recommendations as well. Questions are encouraged and readily answered - just remember, no photos! Recommended.
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