Al Jackson grew up in the Treme neighborhood of New Orleans, and has made it his life's work to study New Orleans' musical history. After working on many other projects all over the world (six years in the U.S. Air Force, data analysis to help create the Saturn IB rocket, and time in the New Orleans city government), Al turned his attention to achieving his long-time dream: opening a museum dedicated to the history of 4,000 years of People, Culture, Conflicts, Music and Musical Instruments that created the sound of Jazz in New Orleans.
As America's oldest integrated neighborhood, Treme has always been an important center of African-American and Creole culture; New Orleans’ beating heart for brass bands, Mardi Gras Indians, and of course, the jazz that is the life blood pulsing through the city.
A visit to the museum will provide an insider’s glimpse of the influences, legends, and historical events that gave rise to the music that has kept this community's, and the world’s, feet tapping since 1895.
We look forward to seeing you at the museum very soon.
NEWS & VIEWS
'Jazz Fest kicks off next Friday,' an interview with Al Jackson.
21 April 2018
Treme jazz museum small but powerful
21 November 2017
NEW ORLEANS MAGAZINE
'A record of time: Al Jackson's new Treme jazz museum'
'Collector shares treasures at Treme Petit Jazz Museum'
2 August 2017
JAZZ ON THE TUBE
'Interview with Treme’s Petit Jazz Museum founder Al Jackson'