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New Orleans in Orleans Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Clarinet

 
 
The Clarinet Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 22, 2015
1. The Clarinet Marker
Inscription. Jazz scholars refer to this neighborhood as one of the original birthplaces of jazz. The early sounds of jazz emanated from music halls in this area frequented by Buddy Bolden and other jazz greats. In honor of this historic location, Louisiana artist Robert Dafford was commissioned to paint a series of jazz murals. The clarinet has been an integral part of New Orleans style jazz bands since the music's inception in the late 1890s. This modified "Albert System" model clarinet is similar to those favored by jazz musicians who played here.
 
Erected 1996.
 
Location. 29° 57.166′ N, 90° 4.515′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker is on Loyola Avenue 0.1 miles north of Perdido Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 330 Loyola Avenue, New Orleans LA 70112, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jazz (a few steps from this marker); Immaculate Conception Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Molly Marine (approx. mile away); Superdome Vietnam Wall (approx. 0.3 miles away); Superdome Vietnam Memorial
Clarinet painted on the wall of the Holiday Inn-New Orleans. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 22, 2015
2. Clarinet painted on the wall of the Holiday Inn-New Orleans.
Marker on far left of hotel.
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Bank of Louisiana in New Orleans (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of the St. Charles Theaters (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rebirth (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Orleans.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on Robert Dafford. (Submitted on February 26, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicEntertainment
 
Muralist Robert Dafford image. Click for full size.
By Heironymous Rowe, March 28, 2010
3. Muralist Robert Dafford
Photo provided under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.
Mural on side of Holiday Inn Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 22, 2015
4. Mural on side of Holiday Inn Hotel
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 26, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 189 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 26, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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