Bruce Raeburn is curator of the Hogan Jazz Archive at Tulane University in New Orleans. Raeburn has more than an academic understanding of Jazz; he grew up with Jazz music. “I come from a jazz family," said Raeburn. "My father was a big band leader named Boyd Raeburn; my mother was a jazz singer named Ginnie Powell.” In this podcast, Raeburn explains the origins of jazz and describes the two basic jazz types: solo and collective improvisation. On Sept 27, jazz and history buffs alike can hear Raeburn discuss jazz and New Orleans’ Storyville in his presentation, “The Storyville Diaspora Revisited.”  The free lecture will begin at 6:00 p.m. at The Historic New Orleans Collection. For more information about Rayburn’s lecture, visit


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