Great-ish Hits: Rick Olivier: The New Orleans Jazz Museum
Virtual Opening: December 5th, 7pm
The New Orleans Jazz Museum will debut an exhibit of Rick Olivier’s music photograph entitled Great-ish Hits. The exhibition features iconic photographs of local legends including, Aaron and Art
Neville, Champion Jack Dupree, Irma Thomas, and many others, plus a selection
of more obscure documentary images seldom seen outside Olivier’s Mid-City
7PM—Dee Dee Bridgewater Live Concert Outdoor Screening
8PM—Dirty Dozen Live Outdoor Concert
9PM—Bonerama Live Concert Outdoor Screening
10PM—Big Freedia Live Outdoor Concert
Despite being greatly affected by the COVID-19 crisis, the Museum has continued to employ local musicians by producing free virtual content every week. Funds raised from this event will directly benefit the Museum, musicians, students, and educators–working together to support the New Orleans cultural community through the pandemic. The Improvisations Gala will stream virtually on facebook.com/nolajazzmuseum/live with a limited in-person courtyard party.
Rick Olivier is professional assignment photographer since 1979, co-author/photographer of “Zydeco!” (University Press of Mississippi, and winner of the 2000 Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities ‘Book of the Year’ award in 2000), with work published in the New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, London Sunday Times, Time, Sports Illustrated, MOJO, and other magazines. His commercial work is primarily location and studio portraits, environmental studies, and music and culture documentation. He is often called to bring an authentic South Louisiana perspective to great creative . His work is in the permanent collections of Louisiana State Museum, New Orleans Museum of Art, and the Historic New Orleans Collection.