SHEET MUSIC: PUBLIC DOMAIN PROJECT

​​The New Orleans Jazz Museum in cooperation with the National Historical Jazz Park ​is ​​​helping ​us create this ​free public domain sheet music resource​. In the USA, as of January 1, 2019, all songs composed ​before 1924 can be performed​, distributed and recorded​ royalty-free.

​The ​emphasis will be on songs ​​​​significant to the canon of traditional New Orleans music​. The lead sheets will reflect the published sheet music and will include a chord chart that reflects contemporary performance practice. On occasion, ​variations will be ​included ​for interest ​or because consensus among practioners warrant their inclusion.

As this resource expands, ​we will add a list of ​notable recordings. And​, when possible, ​video performances by present-day artists New Orleans will be ​included. 

​The resource will begin with concert-key versions. Transposed versions will be added for Bb, Eb & Bass Clef Instruments.

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​BLUES FOR BECHET

This Sunday ​​

17 Nov, 8pm & 10pm


​​Snug Harbor,​ NOLA