John Avery Lomax was a folklorist and musicologist who, with his son Alan Lomax, made the first recording of the Louisiana blues guitarist Huddie Ledbetter (Lead Belly) at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola.
A French Quarter rock-n-roll tragedy
Listening to 300 Years of New Orleans Music
Editor's letter and table of contents
Listening to 300 Years of New Orleans Music: Playlist
Songs that inspired our tricentennial music issue
Louis Prima was an Italian-American composer, singer, trumpet player and bandleader from New Orleans.
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
Founded in 1970, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, known as Jazz Fest, draws hundreds of thousands of visitors a year to experience the music, cuisine, and cultural heritage of Louisiana.