Funeral jazz

Jazz funeral is a common name for a funeral tradition with music which developed in New Orleans, Louisiana. The term “jazz funeral” was long in use by observers from elsewhere, but was generally disdained as inappropriate by most New Orleans musicians and practitioners of the tradition. The preferred description was “funeral with music”; while jazz was part of the music played, it was not the primary focus of the ceremony. Read more…|Edit this Artist photo: Billy's Band

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