JAZZ157 Cultural Legacy Series     

The 100th Congress of the United States passed Resolution 57 of 1987 designated jazz as "a rare and valuable national American treasure." The United States Senate added, "to which we should devote our attention, support and resources to make certain it is preserved, understood and promulgated."


In 1990, Public Law 101-499 authorized and directed the Secretary of the Interior in consultation with the Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution to conduct a study of the suitability and feasibility of preserving and interpreting the origins of jazz in New Orleans.


On October 31, 1994 the findings of that study resulted in the U.S. Congress passing Public Law 103-433, which created the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park.


The Louis Armstrong Foundation, Inc. JAZZ157 Digital Jazz Archives is dedicated to the preservation of the Jazz cultural art form. JAZZ157 is targeted toward the development of a digital living jazz archive and international data base of Jazz Musicians, Scholars, and Historians for researchers to use as a invaluable resource in the study and development of the evolution of the jazz cultural art form, as well as to inspire the next generation jazz musicians, dancers and visual artists..

What initially began as a jazz video profile "JAZZ 157 - The Atlanta Jazz Chronicles", in June 2008 featuring Atlanta's premier jazz group, "JASPECTS" has grown exponentially over the years.

In 2015, the Louis Armstrong Foundation, Inc had the honor of sitting with John Peek, Mason Johnson, Dub Hudson, and Bily Reid who were at the forefront of the Jazz Dance movement in Atlanta, GA during the 40's and 50's.

This JAZZ157 Production is part of the Louis Armstrong Foundation, Inc. "Jazz Giving Back" - 2015 Atlanta Jazz Archive Series. Harris Parson, Producer, Director, Video Archivist




Between 1996-1997  the Louis Armstrong Foundation, Inc. working in conjunction with the Mayor's office and the Louisiana School System produced the project entitled "Putting the Arts Back into the Louisiana School System" donating more than $75,000  of new musical instruments to the School System.

It was through these effort that Eddie "Papa Duke" Edwards created the "Golden Horn Award" for young aspiring artist to receive a musical instrument "Free of Charge" along with professional musical instruction. Of the many young musicians Travis "Trumpet Black" Hill, Troy"Trombone Shorty" Andrews, and Malcolm Parson each excelled in their pursuit of excellence.

It is with great pleasure that the Louis Armstrong Foundation, Inc. presents a JAZZ157 Production featuring 1996 Golden Horn Award recipient Malcolm Parson, cello and a special guest Louis Heriveaux, piano LIVE from Atlanta, GA.

This performance was shot live on location at Atlanta Symphony Hall as part of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra - Talented Development Program, 20th Anniversary Concert

The Louis Armstrong Foundation, Inc. is a Civic, Non-Profit Organization

"Jass Giving Back".