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Professor Longhair Centennial Exhibit Opening

  Photograph by Michael P. Smith ©The Historic New Orleans Collection, New Orleans Jazz Museum, Professor Longhair at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in 1977, 2003.003.63.

Photograph by Michael P. Smith ©The Historic New Orleans Collection, New Orleans Jazz Museum, Professor Longhair at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in 1977, 2003.003.63.

Join us on Thursday, August 2 at 5:00pm for the opening reception of the New Orleans Jazz Museum's latest exhibit, Me Got Fiyo: The Professor Longhair Centennial.

Me Got Fiyo: The Professor Longhair Centennial celebrates 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 showcases all things Fess starting with his origins and development to his early hits such as “Tipitinas,” “Mardi Gras In New Orleans,” and “Big Chief” to his 1970s comeback, his untimely death, and his continual presence in New Orleans since then.
 
The public is invited to this free opening, which will feature the music of Professor Longhair performed by Tom Worrell and Uganda Roberts, complimentary refreshments and a cash bar. Register for free below.

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