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Prime Examples of Excellence in Music

  • 400 Esplanade Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70116 | P: 5045686993
  • 400 Esplanade Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70116
    P: 5045686993
  • 400 Esplanade Avenue
    New Orleans, LA 70116
    P: 5045686993

Join the New Orleans Jazz Museum for the Prime Examples of Excellence in Music performance series. Curated by accomplished composer, jazz pianist, and educator Jesse McBride, Prime Examples of Excellence in Music will pay tribute to the legacy of the Prime Example Jazz Club, which closed in 2020. This series will feature musical arrangements by McBride, highlighting up-and-coming contemporary jazz musicians performing alongside veteran musicians. 

Public gathering spaces are a vital asset to New Orleans, and the Prime Example Jazz Club was no exception. As one of the few remaining true contemporary jazz clubs in New Orleans, the Prime Example was a champion of New Orleans jazz artists, and a space that fostered a sense of community. It was a space where young artists could learn the foundations of Black music, and one of the only spaces where you could hear modern jazz on a consistent basis.

Performances are free and open to the public. Bring your chair or blanket to enjoy a socially distanced performance in our courtyard! Viewers can enjoy this performance from home on


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New Orleans Jazz Museum

Celebrates jazz in the city where it was born. Through dynamic interactive exhibits, multigenerational educational programming, research facilities and engaging musical performances, the music New Orleans made famous...