A century of jazz celebrated in Paris

Jazz's influence on some of the greatest artists of the last 100 years is being celebrated at an exhibition in Paris. Hosted by the Quai Branly museum, The Jazz Century charts the history of the music through photographs, paintings, films, record covers, posters, magazines and letters.

Visitors to the showcase will not only be able to see the exhibits, but hear the accompanying sounds from the various periods, from the origins of the art form in the USA to the bebop, the swing era and free jazz movements.

The greats of the jazz world, from Louis Armstrong and Bessie Smith to Billie Holiday and Duke Ellington, are all celebrated within the attraction and their story is illustrated through artifacts selected to show how pervasive the medium has been.

Quai Branly is located within easy reach of the wide array of hotels in Paris and is open between 11:00 and 19:00 local time between Wednesdays and Sundays.

On Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, it can be visited between 11:00 and 21:00 local time.

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