New Orleans in Orleans Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
has been called the birthplace of jazz.
It was a center of social clubs, saloons,
honky-tonks, bakeries, pawn shops,
and barber shops where the musicians
met during the early years
of the twentieth-century.
It was called Back-of-Town.
The Zulu Social Aid and Pleasure Club
was located in this block
facing Perdido Street.
Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet, Jelly Roll
Morton, King Oliver, Bunk Johnson and
many others played in these clubs
as did Buddy Bolden who, with his band,
played a major role in the
development of jazz.
Erected by the Orleans Parish Landmarks Commission.
Location. 29° 57.176′ N, 90° 4.512′ W. Marker is in New Orleans, Louisiana, in Orleans Parish. Marker can be reached from 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. The Clarinet (a few steps from this marker); Immaculate Conception Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Molly Marine Superdome Vietnam Wall (approx. ¼ mile away); Superdome Vietnam Memorial (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); John Julian McKeithen (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Orleans.
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music • Entertainment •
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