LOUISIANA PURCHASE

in Percussion Bronze

$180


THE ACHIEVEMENT

When Thomas Jefferson purchased the Louisiana territory from France in 1803, he probably didn't anticipate the impact that New Orleans would have on the history of American music. This model celebrates New Orleans, the birthplace of Jazz.

THE MATERIAL

In honor of New Orleans' unique contribution to American music, Louisiana Purchase features bronze, a metal often associated with the musical tradition of New Orleans.

The Percussion Bronze model features bronze inlaid in a shiny classic tortoise frame with standard brown lenses.

CHARITABLE COMPONENT

For every pair of sunglasses sold, we donate $10 to the Jazz Foundation of America's "Agnes Varis Jazz in the Schools" program, which pays talented jazz musicians to perform in public schools. Established to help New Orleans musicians displaced by Hurricane Katrina, the program supports over 1,000 musicians and reaches over 85,000 students each year.