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Jazz En Route to France Opening Reception

  1918:  Members of the 369th Infantry band perform under the direction of Lt. James Reese Europe in France.  Courtesy of the Underwood Archives.

1918: Members of the 369th Infantry band perform under the direction of Lt. James Reese Europe in France. Courtesy of the Underwood Archives.

Jazz En Route to France 1917-1918 Opening Reception

Join us on Thursday, June 21 at 6:00pm for the opening reception of the New Orleans Jazz Museum's latest exhibit, Jazz En Route to France 1917-1918.

Jazz En Route to France 1917-1918 examines how African-American military bands stationed in France helped popularize jazz in Paris during World War I. 

This evening of music and celebration will feature live music, refreshments from local restaurants, and a cash bar.

Free and open to the public, created in partnership with the New Orleans Arts & Culture Coalition.


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