A NOLA National Park? It's All About Your State of Mind
You can't get your picture taken with a geyser or do a rubbing of moose tracks at the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park. But this corner of the French Quarter, a part of Louis Armstrong Park, celebrates the legacy of jazz in the US through exhibits and concerts, some even led by specially trained, musically gifted park rangers.
The park was established in 1994 to honor the melting pot of French, Creole and African cultures that combined in the city's dance halls; its visitor center is a former Masonic temple.
The Treme Brass Band, named for a neighborhood known historically for its population of free blacks, holds jazz workshops for kids every Saturday. Other events in the park include trombone soloists and a standing Wednesday ragtime series.
· New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park [Official Site]
· New Orleans Park Has Ear For Jazz [NPR]
· Music Travel: Jazz Fest Time in Montreal [Jaunted]
· New Orleans Travel coverage [Jaunted]