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New Orleans IDs Its Jazz Houses

New Orleans is a city rich with jazz history. It’s where the music began, took hold and spread from. Jelly Roll Morton, King Oliver, Louis Armstrong: all New Orleans sons. History as important as this should be preserved in any way possible, and the New Orleans Jazz Commission, along with the Preservation Resource Center are doing what they can to keep the city’s jazz landmarks noticed and remembered.

At a small ceremony held last week, a house once lived in by violinist Armand J. Piron was adorned with a plaque officially designating it as a New Orleans “jazz house.” The plaque is the first of 100 that will be placed on other jazz landmarks throughout the city.

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