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The Second Line

Preceded by: The Jazz Club Bulletin (New Orleans, LA, 1950)

“The official journal of the New Orleans Jazz Club, The Second Line was started in April 1950 to celebrate individuals ‘who have taken up the cudgels for Jazz’, including musicians, promoters, teachers, and enthusiasts. The focus of The Second Line was centrally on the New Orleans scene and the annual October jazz festival, but it also profiled regional varieties of jazz from southern California to Florida, as well as noting its popularity in Canada, England, and Austria. It is worth spending a moment on this magazine as a forum for showcasing regional music.”

Martin Halliwell, American Culture in the 1950s (2007)

The Second Line