J&M Studio is a historic recording studio located in New Orleans, Louisiana. It was founded in 1945 by recording engineer and studio owner Cosimo Matassa, who is considered one of the most important figures in the history of rock and roll music.
J&M Studio quickly became one of the most popular recording studios in New Orleans, and it was where many of the biggest names in rock and roll and R&B recorded some of their most iconic songs. Matassa's studio was particularly important in the development of the "New Orleans Sound," which blended elements of R&B, blues, and gospel music and featured a strong, syncopated rhythm section and prominent horns.
Over the years, J&M Studio recorded and produced music by many of the biggest names in rock and roll and R&B, including Little Richard, Fats Domino, Ray Charles, Jerry Lee Lewis, and many more. Many of the records produced at J&M Studios went on to become hits and are now considered classics of the genre.
J&M Studio continued to operate as a recording studio until the late 1970s, and it was later restored and reopened as a historical landmark and museum. Today, it is open for tours and is considered an important part of the city's cultural heritage. The studio is also used for events and educational programs, and it continues to be a destination for music lovers and those interested in the history of rock and roll and New Orleans music.