Professor Longhair Commemoration

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Professor Longhair Commemoration
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Professor Longhair Commemoration says
Wednesday, April 29
1 p.m. Live entertainment organized by The Professor Longhair Museum
4:30 p.m. Jazz plaque dedication by PRC

At The Professor Longhair Museum
1738 Terpsichore St. (at Baronne Street)

Celebrate Professor Longhair's legacy at his former home with live entertainment organized by The Professor Longhair Museum and a jazz plaque dedication ceremony by PRC.

Edgar Chase (PRC board member), Mary Von Kurnatowski (Founder of the Tipitina’s Foundation), Steve Armbruster (one of the original founders of the Tipitina’s music club), and Mia Matassa (daughter of the late Cosimo Matassa)

Claude Bryant, Al Farrell, John Autin, Marcia Ball, Tom Worrell, Armand St. Martin

Brass bands:
Gentilly Brass Band with Dancing Man 504 and the horns section from the Bucktown All-Stars

Mardi Gras Indians:
Kevin Goodman, Big Chief of the Flaming Arrows, and Spyboy Leroy

Special Guests:
J. Monque'D and others

Since 2002, Preservation Resource Center and the New Orleans Jazz Commission have worked together to identify and commemorate the former homes of influential jazz musicians with the installation of a historic marker, or "jazz plaque". More than 60 markers have been placed on homes across the city, and more than 500 sites have been identified.

Longhair's former home is now the home of his daughter Pat Byrd and a museum dedicated to his memory. It was renovated in 2014 by Project Homecoming, Tipitina's Foundation, and United Way.

FREE and open to the public

For more information, contact Suzanne at 504.636.3399 or
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By: Preservation Resource Center