Nisville Jazz Museum will begin co-operation during this year’s Nisville jazz festival. This was agreed during the weekend in New Orleans by the director of Nisville, Ivan Blagojevic, and the director of the New Orleans Jazz Museum, Greg Lambousy.
The director of the New Orleans Jazz Museum, Greg Lambousy, will stay in Niš (Serbia) from August 2nd to 11th and personally design a new setting of Nišville jazz museum, one of the rare jazz museums on the land of Europe, and help with the purchase of new exhibits. Lambousy showed Blagojevic rooms with numerous exhibits unavailable to regular visitors to the museum, among which dominate the instruments, plates and photos of the greatest legends of jazz from the end of the XIX and during the 20th century.
Blagojevic said that he was fascinated by systematicity and the organization of the work of the museum, and that he was most interested attracted the original trumpet of the best known New Orleans promoter, Louis Armstrong.
I was told that the value of the trumpet with the collector exceeds $ 100,000, but that Greg will try to find an acceptable offer for Nišville through members of the Louis Armstrong family who still live in New Orleans. Incidentally or not, the start date of this year’s Nisville coincided with the start of the traditional Sachmo Sumer Festival – dedicated to the most famous jazz trumpeter.
Blagojević stayed in the previous days as a special guest of the New Orleans French Quarter jazz festival together with 10 other directors of the world’s most famous jazz festival and followed a hundred concerts in a dozen bouts.