Jazz & Coffee: Scandinavians in New Orleans
Nätell take readers on a tour of the Scandinavian Jazz Church and Cultural Center, formerly known as the Norwegian Seaman’s Church. Reflecting on her childhood memories, she gives a rich description of the church interior and social dynamics. Nätell explains the Lucia Day celebration that blends Scandinavian, Italian, and New Orleans cultural traditions.
Neighborhood Story Project
Norwegian Seamen’s Church; Scandinavian Jazz Church and Cultural Center; Lucia Day; Saint Lucy; Christianity; Religious Customs; Spirituality; Immigration
New Orleans, Louisiana; Prytania Street; Sweden; Scandinavia; Norway
Social and Cultural Anthropology
Nätell, Victoria. “Jazz & Coffee: Scandinavians in New Orleans.” A Guide to South Louisiana: Stories of Uncommon Culture, edited by Rachel Breunlin, Neighborhood Story Project, 2017.