Professor Longhair Exhibit To Open August 2, 2018
Support Lillian Boutté in her battle with Dementia and Alzheimers
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.
Lillian Boutté, internationally recognized vocalist, long time Jazz Ambassador, and one of our own #WomenOfNote has used her voice to share New Orleans Jazz & culture all over the world. Now it is our turn to show her support.
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.