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New Orleans Jazz Tour with Live Music and a Beer

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  • 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds


Experience New Orleans’ vibrant jazz scene on a night out with a knowledgeable local guide. Learn about jazz’s origins and culture and visit landmarks like Louis Armstrong Park, Marigny, and Frenchman Street. Enjoy live jazz music and a beer and leave the tour armed with recommendations and insights from your guide.
  • Explore New Orleans’ jazz scene on an evening tour by foot
  • Learn about the music’s history and culture from an informative guide
  • Visit jazz landmarks like Louis Armstrong Park, Marigny, and Frenchman Street
  • This tour is carbon neutral, operated by the world’s largest travel B Corp accredited company.

What's Included

  • Friendly Local English-speaking music lover and a guide
  • Live Music on famous Frenchmen Street with a Beer
  • Visit Louis Armstrong Park and discover historical origins of jazz
  • Check Marigny hip nightlife neighbourhood
  • Tips on what else to see, do and eat during your stay
  • Additional drinks
  • Food
  • Tips/gratuities for your guide and the musicians

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 701 N Rampart St
    701 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA

    Louis Armstrong Park (Entrance to the park, under archway), 701 N. Rampart St., New Orleans, LA 70116

Start time

05:00 pm

End point

  • 619 Frenchmen St
    619 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA

    Palace Art Market, 619 Frenchmen St, New Orleans, LA 70116

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers under 21 years of age are not permitted to join this tour.
  • Small group of a maximum of 12 people.
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • By joining this tour, you will be helping to contribute to the livelihoods of local musicians in the jazz clubs we visit, allowing them to earn a decent wage and continue doing what they love to do.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during New Orleans Jazz Tour with Live Music and a Beer?

A:The policy on staff health & safety is:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

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New Orleans Jazz Tour with Live Music and a Beer is one of the best tours that you can have in New Orleans and it gives you a great possibility to see another side of the city, beyond Bourbon street.
157 reviews
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Take a walk along the history of jazz with a thorough and great storyteller.
Josephine_U, Jul 2022
Our guide, Harris, was very knowledgeable and thorough in retelling the history of Jazz in New Orleans. The walk was great too, as he placed us in the center of the activity and monuments —-capped off by a beer while listening to a live band!
Not worth the money
Vickie_D, Jun 2021
Guide kept losing his focus. To call this a “jazz music tour” is very misleading. We expected to actually hear music - live. We got a few poor quality snippets from his hand held speaker. Mostly couldn’t find the recordings on his phone. Ended up in back room in bar playing “blues”. A lot of history about the folks that birthed the “sound” that was very interesting but too much rambling talk and no music.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Nice tour.
Stevens_Y, Aug 2021
The tour was very informative. Our tour guide Harris Parson who is also a drummer took us on a historical trail in jazz. Love it! Thank you.
New Orleans Jazz
Jennifer_L, Apr 2022
This was so interesting. Harris taught me lots about the history of jazz, as well as history of the French Quarter. I had a great time!
Emphasize that this is a walking tour!!
Deborah_L, Jun 2021
Harris was so full of information! We learned so much about the culture of New Orleans and the history of jazz! One note however. Viator needs to emphasize this as a walking tour. A family joined us with two elderly grandparents. One was in a wheelchair and the other walked with difficulty with a cane. They took turns in the wheelchair. Harris was so accommodating to them but the situation definitely hampered the experience for the rest of us.
Fabulous tour
Nicole_R, Jun 2021
Fabulous tour. Harris really knew his Jazz and New Orleans history. We meet the owner of Tennessee Williams home and have us a tour of the inside patio/garden area. Harris made sure we were able to watch a Jazz band play.
Amazing History of Jazz
Danielle_B, Oct 2021
Great time during our tour and learning the history behind New Orleans. We had an amazing time which led us to Frenchmen Street and couldn't get enough of it. Our tour guy was very knowledgeable and such a pleasure. We traveled in May 2021 and we couldn't ask for better weather. We did end up going back to Frenchmen Street after our tour as well.
Jazz Tour
JANET_K, Jun 2021
Our guide, Harris Parsons, was the best. He found us an awesome place to listen to jazz on Frenchman Street after a very fun and informative tour. Even followed up the next day with information we asked for.
Great Jazz Tour
Wallace_L, May 2021
Great guide. Wonderful experience. Keenan is the best. Lots of good info. Good conversation and the music was incredible
Excellent Tour. Harris was awesome.
Ruth_S, Mar 2022
Excellent tour. Our guide Harris Parson was so knowledgeable about the history of New Orleans, you left knowing way more than you ever thought. I highly recommend Harris if you take this your as he was friendly, welcoming and informative.
Charity_R, Sept 2022
This was a great tour!! We had so much fun celebrating my birthday learning about the right history of jazz. Such wonderful history and fantastic culture to appreciate. Thank you for such a great tour!!
NOLA history, listening...
Dorothy_M, Nov 2021
NOLA history, listening to music, seeing new parts of the city. Getting personal information from the host.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Not much of a music history tour
Ashley_B, Dec 2021
My husband and I booked this tour a few years ago, and it was great! So we rebooked it in Dec 2021 with my parents. Unfortunately for us, this time was not very good. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, but it was too much info for us. After 2 hours, we still weren’t at Frenchman St, and hadn’t heard any music. We ended up leaving the group, and went to Palm Court (based off our tour guides suggestion). Palm Court was AMAZING!!! Overall, I will never book again, and I definitely wouldn’t suggest this for anyone who wants to see live music. But, our tour guide was so knowledgeable, we got a combo tour (history, ghost, and a little music). If you aren’t looking for just music, you might like it. We wanted a music history tour, and therefore would not suggest.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great tour of the places to see and learn about jazz....and we got to see some Baby Dolls!
Greta_B, Mar 2022
So happy we went for the private tour option. So happy we had Harris leading the tour. We could not have asked for a more knowledgable person for a guide. We felt like we were provided with true local knowledge about all things jazz. My 90 year old jazz fanatic father even learned a few things. :)
Lots of history
Sandra_W, May 2021
Harris was a great tour guide, very knowledgeable and a great sense of humor! He made sure he covered all bases.
Great informative Tour !
Saji_E, Jul 2022
We had a wonderful tour. Our guide Harris Parson was great ! His presentation and tour were very well done that detailed the rich history of NO and its culture and history of Jazz music ! He also sent us a summary of what he discussed and selected other very helpful recommendations and information !
Jazz tour is a must!
Shelly_I, May 2022
Harris Parson was our amazing private tour guide. He brought his oral historical knowledge with such a sensitive approach. It was highly interesting . We learned a lot, walk the area, saw some great Jazz show, had a beer together and got the Jazz feeling of the city. Highly recommend!!!
Book this tour!
Tara_C, May 2021
Keynin is an awesome tour guide - the best! His knowledge of the history of the city and the stories it holds is remarkable.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Extraordinary experience!
Connie_R, Nov 2021
This tour is truly a remarkable experience! Harris Parson was our guide through an extraordinary cultural history of New Orleans jazz. Harris, a native of New Orleans and musician is able to answer any questions about New Orleans jazz whether you are like my husband and me with very limited knowledge or a jazz/music aficionado. The music we experienced of Marla Dixon and the Shotgun Jazz Band was fabulous. You will evolve with this experience and want more! In fact, Harris followed up by sending me the information I requested so I can continue my jazz journey. As Harris told us, “Remember we only meet you once and then you are part of our family”. You will feel like this. Don’t miss this experience-we highly recommend this tour with Harris!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Must See
Ruth_T, Jul 2021
Harris was an exceptional guide. His ability to share his knowledge of Jazz and the history and culture of New Orleans was entertaining and thought provoking.


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