Professor Longhair photograph by Michael P Smith
The New Orleans Jazz Museum At The Old U.S. Mint
August 2, 2018

2018 is both the New Orleans Tricentennial and the Centennial of the birth of the most beloved and influential pianist in New Orleans history: Henry Roland Byrd aka Professor Longhair.  This exhibit will celebrate all things Fess starting with his origins and development to his early hits such as “Tipitinas,” “Mardi Gras In New Orleans,” and “Big Chief” to his 1970s comeback, his untimely death, and his continual presence in New Orleans since then.