William G. "Bunk" Johnson Historical

William G. "Bunk" Johnson Historical (HM1V0K)

Location: New Iberia, LA 70560 Iberia Parish
Country: United States of America

N 30° 0.319', W 91° 49.058'

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Everyone's heard of Louis Armstrong, the most famous New Orleans jazz trumpeter, but few know the music that inspired Armstrong came from William "Bunk" Johnson in the 1910s. Thirty years later, Armstrong and other jazz enthusiasts lifted "Bunk" Johnson from rice and sugarcane fields by day, and small town "Banner Band" by night, to international recognition for the New Orleans Jazz Revival. Bunk was laid to rest in 1949,but his influence on jazz lovers refuses to die. (Source: Austin M. Sonnier Jr., 1989, Second Linin': Jazzmen of Southwest LA., 1900-1950)Visit the Bunk Johnson Jazz Collection Exhibit at the Iberia Parish Library and indulge is a compilation of the talented jazz trumpeter's memorabilia including books, periodicals, audiotapes, videotapes, documents, photographs and his instruments. Visit his grave at St. Edward Catholic Church Cemetery, as well as the Memorial Plaza and mural. Attend the Bunk Johnson Jazz, Arts & Heritage Festival, held annually in May.
HM NumberHM1V0K
Placed ByIberia Parish
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Date Added Thursday, October 13th, 2016 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 614034 N 3319962
Decimal Degrees30.00531667, -91.81763333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 0.319', W 91° 49.058'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 0' 19.14" N, 91° 49' 3.48" W
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Area Code(s)337
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 131 E Main St, New Iberia LA 70560, US
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