Saturday, September 2, 2017

Karl Koenig, Jazz Historian and Musician

 Dr. Karl Koenig carries out the preservation of jazz music in two important ways: first by playing it, and second by gathering and publishing key historical information about New Orleans jazz and the musicians who made it happen. His "Jazz Map" of New Orleans is outstanding and an essential reference book for all jazz lovers.

His many publications and articles are available on the  website, including his Jazz History of New Orleans. 

Click on the 1986 article below to read more about this well-known area resident who wrote the book on Jazz history and a Jazz player of note as well.

A hot afternoon concert at Columbia Landing in Covington

His Northshore Big Band entertained at many St. Tammany celebrations and events. CLICK HERE for more information about the Northshore Big Band. 

His many articles about Jazz musicians, plus a number of documents pertaining to his own career accomplishments, are available by CLICKING HERE which takes you to another webpage with various links of interest.  Those links offer information about everything from his "Patriot's Parade" honoring Vietnam Veterans to his many musical presentations throughout the community. 

A Columbia Landing concert in Covington

Donations can be made to the website via PayPal to help continue the availability of the information and research.  

A lecture and concert were given at the dedication of the Dew Drop Dance Hall on May 4, 2002.
(Picture from Dr. Karl Koenig's Jazz History Website)