Jazz Primary Logo
The history of the New Orleans Jazz primary logo is a fascinating one. The original logo was designed in 1974 when the team first moved to Louisiana from their home state of Utah. The main feature of this design was an abstract silhouette of a jazz musician playing the trumpet, which symbolized both the city’s culture and its musical heritage. This iconic image has remained unchanged ever since, becoming synonymous with not only basketball but also with New Orleans itself.
In 2013, as part of its 40th-anniversary celebrations, the team unveiled an updated version that included some subtle changes to further emphasize its connection to music and jazz culture in particular. These changes included replacing traditional red accents with gold ones - representing Mardi Gras - along with incorporating more intricate details into both background elements and lettering used for “Jazz” text on the top portion altogether giving it a more distinct look.
Overall, the evolution from its initial design back in 1974 till today is remarkable yet still keeping its true essence alive at the same time while making sure that it remains relevant for years ahead. It's no wonder why this classic logo continues to be so beloved by fans around the world even four decades later!
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1975 - 1979
This logo consists of a multi-color basketball forming the letter “J” note to begin writing the team’s nickname “JAZZ” and another wordmark “NEW ORLEANS” above the name Jazz.