Japanese Musicians Donate to “Louisiana Music Experience”

New Orleans has long been Yoshio and Keiko Toyama’s second home. So much so that they have long supported New Orleans music and jazz traditions. Their latest endeavours are on behalf of the “Louisiana Music Experience” as featured in La Musée, The Magazine of the Louisiana Museum Foundation.

See Full Feature: La Musée “Louisiana Music Experience”


Quotes from La Musée



Bonds of Friendship! Sammy Rimington with Yoshio Toyama

Bonds of Friendship! Sammy Rimington with Yoshio Toyama

See also: Yoshio Toyama’s Jazz Foundation fundraises for ‘Louisiana Music Experience’ exhibit

Peter M Butler
Editor & Proprietor Jazz&Jazz

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  1. Susan Maclay says:

    Dear Mr. Butler,
    Thank you for posting our article on Yoshio Toyama and his help in bringing the Jazz Museum of the Louisiana State Museum back to the Old U.S. Mint, in New Orleans’ French Quarter. The Louisiana State Museum is the caretaker of the most important traditional New Orleans Jazz collection in the world and it is crucial that artifacts from the collection be put back on display for Jazz lovers everywhere. I also want to thank you for the work that you are doing to keep this important genre of music alive!
    Susan Maclay
    Executive Director
    Louisiana Museum Foundation

  2. Peter Butler says:

    Dear Susan
    Thank you so much for your kind message. I have to thank Yoshio for asking me to write and post the article. I have only met him once when Sammy Rimington introduced him to me during a UK tour a couple of years ago but we have become firm online friends. My wife and I visited the Mint when we were in New Orleans back in 2010 and I long to return to see the completion of the restoration.
    Very best wishes

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