New Orleans Jazz Comes To Morristown

Celebrate the National Park Service’s 100th anniversary through this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!

As part of its National Park Service (NPS) Centennial tour, the NPS Centennial Band from New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park will perform at Morristown National Historical Park (NHP). The band members will play music never heard before at Morristown NHP, and the concert is free! The jam session begins at 7 p.m. Fri, June 3 in Morristown NHP’s Washington’s Headquarters Museum.

The mission of the Centennial Band is to: enhance opportunities for visitors to experience and appreciate the sights and sounds of early jazz throughout the nation; interpret the origins, history, and progression of jazz; and promote and assist the education of students in various forms of jazz in order to perpetuate its continued evolution as a true American art form.

The Centennial Band is comprised of active, retired or former park rangers as well as park volunteers and interns. The band performs traditional New Orleans jazz, selections from the “Great American Songbook” and original compositions written by Ranger Jeff Wolin. The original songs can be found on “Songs for Junior Rangers, Volume One” and “Songs for Junior Rangers, Volume Two: The Centennial Edition”, both of which will be for sale in Morristown NHP’s gift shop during the event.

Morristown National Historical Park preserves, protects and commemorates the landscapes, structures, features and museum collections of the Continental Army winter encampments, the headquarters of General George Washington and related Revolutionary War sites at Morristown for the benefit and inspiration of the public. Morristown NHP also represents a continuum of our Nation’s efforts to protect our common heritage. As the very first national historical park, the park was also established to commemorate, preserve and memorialize American history and heritage.

For more information about the park, call 973-539-2016 ext. 210, or visit our website at and museum blog at

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