Professor Longhair Exhibit To Open August 2, 2018

The New Orleans Jazz Museum will debut a new exhibition, Me Got Fiyo: The Professor Longhair Centennial. Launching on August 2, 2018, the exhibit will celebrate both the New Orleans Tricentennial and the Centennial of the birth of the most beloved and influential pianist in New Orleans history: Henry Roeland Byrd aka Professor Longhair. This exhibit will showcase all things Fess starting with his origins and development to his early hits such as “Tipitina,” “Mardi Gras In New Orleans,” and “Big Chief” to his 1970s comeback, his untimely death, and his continual presence in New Orleans since then.

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Instrument Conservation

In early December 2016, the Jazz Collection at the New Orleans Jazz Museum was lucky enough to engage the expertise of Emanuele Marconi.  Mr. Marconi works as a conservator at the National Music Museum in Vermillion, South Dakota. 

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