Jazz and blues legend Barbara Morrison shows no signs of slowing down. Having successfully launched the Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center, she now has set her sights on opening a Jazz and Blues Museum in Leimert Park Village.
The idea stems from her desire to educate the public about the people behind the music.
In light of some famous birthdays, including what would have been Ella Fitzgerald’s 100th birthday on April 25 as well as Lena Horne’s 100th June 30 and Theolonius Monk’s 100th birthday later this year, Morrison said people should know more about these famous jazz greats.
“People need to know some of that sweet music that they listen to on their phone while asleep at night or on a cruise ship or driving down the street,” Morrison said.
The museum will include information and memorabilia from jazz and blues legends as well as musicians that are still performing today. Different exhibits will be featured each month.
“There are jazz and blues people still alive and they’re active and they’re going around the world and they’re sharing their experiences with all kinds of schools in every country,” Morrison said. “I thought, […]