Culture Trip stands with Black Lives Matter. From the s until his death in the s, Louis Armstrong was an acclaimed trumpeter and one of the most influential jazz musicians of all time. Today, the city continues to honor him with an eponymous park, which happens to be the site of numerous music festivals and events along with a three-day festival in August held around his birthday.
There are locals who swear that everything great about American music came from New Orleans. From the start, New Orleans music was about absorbing a world of influences and creating something uniquely funky and tasty out of it. Jazz was largely spawned in the brothels of Storyville, where Jelly Roll Morton and the unrecorded Buddy Bolden casually dispensed genius to the customers. Even before he became the toast of Vegas, Prima combined solid jazz, Italian roots and good old showmanship into the stuff of enduring hipsterism. And the traditions go on…. The Revivalists can switch from a tight rocker to a free-flowing jam at will, and Shorty regularly serves up vintage funk grooves, brass workouts and hip-hop in the same set. Music permeates the city, yet certain spots are more sacred than others.
Louis Armstrong: “When the Saints Go Marching In”
New Orleans, as the world knows, is famous for being a musical city. It is the birthplace of jazz, one of the only purely American art forms offered to the people of the globe the other, of course, being barbecue. Let us know what we missed in the comments!
Culture Trip stands with Black Lives Matter. It has successfully melded together every tradition and ethnicity that has set foot on its streets. By implementing elements like Congo drums, European horns, and raw lyrics, these genres captivate listeners from across the globe. Developed at the beginning of the twentieth century, traditional Jazz, also known as Dixieland, was a groundbreaking genre that originated from the African American communities living in New Orleans. Following his formation came the emergence of artists like Buddy Bolden and Bunk Johnson, as well as members of the Original Dixieland Jazz Band, who were all instrumental in forming the world-famous genre we know and love today. Following its early success, second-generation artists like cornetist and trumpeter Louis Armstrong, clarinetist and saxophonist Sydney Bechet, and pianist Jelly Roll Morton elevated Jazz to new heights and introduced it around the world. While it has changed a little since its early years, Jazz is still alive and well.