Alison Fensterstock
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Alison Fensterstock

Alison Fensterstock.

Alison Fensterstock

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The only known photograph of Buddy Bolden, standing back row and second from left, horn in hand. Also pictured: guitarist Brock Mumford, bassist Jimmie Johnson, clarinetists Willie Warner and Frank Lewis, and trombonist Willie Cornish. Courtesy of the New Orleans Jazz Museum hide caption

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Courtesy of the New Orleans Jazz Museum

Big Freedia performs during the 2018 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in New Orleans. Photo Illustration: Tim Mosenfelder/WireImage/Getty Images and Angela Hsieh/NPR hide caption

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Photo Illustration: Tim Mosenfelder/WireImage/Getty Images and Angela Hsieh/NPR

Betty Cantor-Jackson worked as the sound engineer for The Grateful Dead on official live and studio albums — and perhaps more importantly, recorded hundreds of reels of prized soundboard tape. Ed Perlstein/Redferns hide caption

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Trumpeter and former New Orleans Jazz Orchestra (NOJO) artistic director Irvin Mayfield, who was indicted over alleged money laundering from the city's Library Foundation along with Ronald Markham, the former president and CEO of the NOJO. Skip Bolen/Getty Images hide caption

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A second-line parade featuring the Original Pigeon Town Steppers at the 2017 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, one of many sights underlining the event's place-based identity. Jacqueline Marque/New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival hide caption

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Jacqueline Marque/New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival