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New Orleans Jazz

By Viator, April 2016

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From Jelly Roll Morton to Luis Armstrong and even Luis Prima, New Orleans has had its fair share of Jazz greats. So many prominent Jazz artists have called New Orleans home that the Big Easy is now widely hailed as the birthplace of Jazz. Even today, this great city is still an international hotbed for great Jazz music, and any trip to New Orleans wouldn’t be complete without the attendance of at least one great impromptu Jazz session.

Fortunately, in the Big Easy, live music is as ubiquitous as good food, and hearing some foot-stomping brass emanating out of a corner bar is as easy as popping in and grabbing a Po-Boy. That being said, there are some favorite spots if you’re in the mood to catch just Jazz. 
Frenchmen Street, at the corner of the French Quarter and bordering the now famous Treme is a hotbed of great Jazz music. In this two-block stretch you’ll find handfuls of great bars and live-music joints (D.B.A. and The Spotted Cat, to name two) and admission is often free (or at least cheap), and you’ll find locals bouncing form club to club with a “To-Go” beer in their hands. 

Another great dinner and drinks spot is the Bombay Club over on 830 Conti Street in the adjoining French Quarter. This casual fine-dining and drinks spot is a great date spot, offers nightly Jazz, and Zagat referenced as “a civilized class act in the heart of the French Quarter.” Not small praise and a trip here is definitely the start or end to a perfect night on the town.

The House of Blues on 225 Decatur is perhaps New Orleans premiere music venue. Though here you can catch all types of acts, The House of Blues is a staple of New Orleans as much as is Café Du Monde around the corner. Check local listings for Jazz greats frequenting this tucked away iconic venue.

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Viator VIP: Steamboat Natchez Dinner Cruise with Private Boat and Engine Room Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1837 Reviews

Indulge in a luxurious evening in New Orleans on the Steamboat Natchez -- authentic steampowered paddle-wheel steamboat still operating today on the ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $140.99
Songe Music Tours, New Orleans, Viator VIP Tours
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Songe Music Tours

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A 2.5 hour small group walking tour of the French Quarter and Treme neighborhood. Through facts, stories, photographs and recorded music, tour guide Jason ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $20.00
New Orleans Behind-the-Scenes Jazz Lovers Tour, New Orleans, Walking Tours
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New Orleans Behind-the-Scenes Jazz Lovers Tour

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Join the leader of one of New Orleans' best-known bands for a behind-the-scenes musical experience in the Big Easy. You'll venture to three different jazz ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $1,375.00
Steamboat Natchez Jazz Dinner Cruise, New Orleans, Viator VIP Tours
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Steamboat Natchez Jazz Dinner Cruise

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Savor the beauty and romance of New Orleans from the decks of the Steamboat Natchez! Cruise along the Mississippi River while enjoying live jazz music, a ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $47.99
New Orleans Super Saver: City Tour and Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise, New Orleans, Dinner Cruises
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New Orleans Super Saver: City Tour and Steamboat Natchez Harbor Cruise

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Enjoy a fully narrated city tour of historic New Orleans, where you will visit the world famous French Quarter, Jackson Square, Audubon Park and even uncover ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $66.99
Steamboat Natchez Jazz Brunch Cruise in New Orleans, New Orleans, Bus & Minivan Tours
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Steamboat Natchez Jazz Brunch Cruise in New Orleans

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Soak up the beauty of New Orleans from the decks of the Steamboat Natchez! On this Sunday brunch cruise, travel along the Mississippi River while enjoying live ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $30.99
Jazz Brunch Buffet at the Court of Two Sisters Restaurant, New Orleans, Day Cruises
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Jazz Brunch Buffet at the Court of Two Sisters Restaurant

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The Court of Two Sisters' Buffet Brunch boasts is a sumptuous display of hot and cold dishes. They use only the freshest ingredients so the buffet's ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: Flexible

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New Orleans Music Tour, New Orleans, Dining Experiences
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New Orleans Music Tour

Explore the world’s richest musical city, starting with a look at the legendary Preservation Hall. Visit the site of the Old French Opera House and ...  Read more

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $20.00
Harlem Safe House Jazz Parlor, New York City, Walking Tours
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Harlem Safe House Jazz Parlor

This 2-hour intimate jazz concert in a historic Harlem brownstone setting with hors d'oeuvres, wine and dessert is a unique opportunity to mix and mingle with ...  Read more

Location: New York City, New York
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $65.35

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