Bicentennial Jazz Plaza

Bicentennial Jazz Plaza (HM1MMT)

Location: Donaldsonville, LA 70346 Ascension Parish
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N 30° 6.085', W 90° 59.417'

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Jazz developed at the turn of the 20th century in south Louisiana and was born from a combination of musical traditions: work songs, spirituals, blues, and ragtime. From the early days of vaudeville and minstrel shows to the formidable first years of jazz, Donaldsonville was a hotbed of musical activity. Many of the early musicians developed an interest and talent while living on or near the plantations in the rural communities of Ascension Parish. This bicentennial monument serves as a site of enduring significance that documents, preserves and celebrates the rural musicians, famous and unsung, from this region. It also stands as a monument in recognition of the people and neighborhoods that nourished these musicians and laid the foundation for jazz that carved a uniquely prominent position on the world stage. Donaldsonville and Ascension Parish are fortunate to have these notable musicians as native sons: Claiborne Williams, Joseph "King" Oliver, Willie Foster, Richard Myknee Jones, George "Pops" Foster, Davidson C. Nelson and Emanuel Sayles.
Year Placed2007
Placed ByCity Of Donaldsonville
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Date Added Saturday, August 8th, 2015 at 10:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 693655 N 3331727
Decimal Degrees30.10141667, -90.99028333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 6.085', W 90° 59.417'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 6' 5.1" N, 90° 59' 25.02" W
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Area Code(s)225, 985
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 601-623 Railroad Ave, Donaldsonville LA 70346, US
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