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    City: New Orleans
    - New Orleans, LA 70112
    In a city whose spirit world is as old as Mother Africa's children, Glen David Andrews, a native son of New Orleans, has made a compelling case for his own deliverance with a powerful new project...
    City: Ferriday
    218 Louisiana Avenue and Ferriday, LA 71334
    Frogmore Cotton Plantation & Gins and the Delta Music Museum together relate the Who and Why of Delta Cotton Plantations and how those talented few created America's music. ...
    City: New Orleans
    - New Orleans, LA 70112
    Westfall prides himself on continuing the tradition of breaking tradition. Whether he is performing with The Wee Trio or his solo projects, "Westfall continues to incorporate elements of rock and...
    City: New Orleans
    - New Orleans, LA 70112
    " -- New Orleans Helsinki Connection, a diverse musical troupe which adds a stylish, modern touch to the well seasoned sounds of New Orleans -- " Aaron Lafont New Orleans Helsinki Connection is a...
    City: New Orleans
    - New Orleans, LA 70112
    The legendary jazz trumpeter Leroy Jones is known to music lovers as the "keeper of the flame" for traditional New Orleans jazz and to critics as one of the top musicians ever produced by the...
    City: New Orleans
    - New Orleans, LA 70112
     "New Orleans' most passionate and well-known brass band that finds the funk regardless of which genre they decide to delve into."- Hal Horowitz Tours: Nationally and Internationally
    City: New Orleans
    - New Orleans, LA 70112
    An amalgam created from the words "harmonious," "harmonica" and "manouche." 'Jazz Manouche' is French for Gypsy Jazz. New Orleans Gypsy Trad Jazz band Harmonouche, is a three year-old quartet and...
    City: New Orleans
    - New Orleans, LA 70112
    The Original Hurricane Brass Band was initially founded in 1974 by New Orleans trumpet legend Leroy Jones. Back in the day, the band was formed around the core of the Fairview Baptist Church Brass...
    City: New Orleans
    - New Orleans, LA 70112
    THE MUMBLES are a tiny band with a mighty sound. Using two keyboards, drum kit, and a saxophone, they combine New Orleans funk and soul with old time jazz to create original "pop songs in the key...
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    Jazz was born in New Orleans. Congo Square, to be precise. This public square was one of the only places in America where slaves were allowed to gather and play drums. They did so on "free Sundays," where the sharing of African rhythms and dance kept their ancestral tradition alive until, as it happened, it would become the very rhythm of American popular culture.

    The Music
    Jazz is the music that erupted when African (and Afro-Caribbean) and European traditions converged in America, and nowhere was that mix more potent than New Orleans. By the start of the 19th century, the sounds of opera, brassy military parades, church music and street performances could all be heard in the city. And since music was part of every aspect of social life in New Orleans—including Carnival, debutante balls, vaudeville, Storyville parlors, and even funerals—the port city proved fertile ground for the evolution of this young art form.

    The People
    Naturally, many of the earliest names in jazz hailed from Louisiana, including Buddy Bolden, Jelly Roll Morton and King Oliver. One of jazz's most original performers, New Orleans' own Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong was as much an ambassador for the music as he was for his hometown. And many others have carried the torch both within Louisiana and around the world, including Kid Ory, Earl Palmer, Louis Prima, Al Hirt, Nellie Lutcher, Sidney Bechet, Pete Fountain, Ellis Marsalis, Harold Battiste, Edward “Kidd” Jordan and Wynton Marsalis.

    The Experience
    There's no better place to hear jazz than in the city that first gave rise to it. Take in traditional New Orleans jazz at places like Preservation Hall in the French Quarter. Catch contemporary performers such as Irvin Mayfield, Kermit Ruffins, and brass bands like Dirty Dozen and Rebirth performing regularly throughout New Orleans. And celebrate jazz in all its forms at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, every late April/early May.

    Start your Louisiana jazz experience now!

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      City: New Orleans
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      In a city whose spirit world is as old as Mother Africa's children, Glen David Andrews, a native son of New Orleans, has made a compelling case for his own deliverance with a powerful new project...
      City: Ferriday
      218 Louisiana Avenue and Ferriday, LA 71334
      Frogmore Cotton Plantation & Gins and the Delta Music Museum together relate the Who and Why of Delta Cotton Plantations and how those talented few created America's music. ...
      City: New Orleans
      - New Orleans, LA 70112
      Westfall prides himself on continuing the tradition of breaking tradition. Whether he is performing with The Wee Trio or his solo projects, "Westfall continues to incorporate elements of rock and...
      City: New Orleans
      - New Orleans, LA 70112
      " -- New Orleans Helsinki Connection, a diverse musical troupe which adds a stylish, modern touch to the well seasoned sounds of New Orleans -- " Aaron Lafont New Orleans Helsinki Connection is a...
      City: New Orleans
      - New Orleans, LA 70112
      The legendary jazz trumpeter Leroy Jones is known to music lovers as the "keeper of the flame" for traditional New Orleans jazz and to critics as one of the top musicians ever produced by the...
      City: New Orleans
      - New Orleans, LA 70112
       "New Orleans' most passionate and well-known brass band that finds the funk regardless of which genre they decide to delve into."- Hal Horowitz Tours: Nationally and Internationally
      City: New Orleans
      - New Orleans, LA 70112
      An amalgam created from the words "harmonious," "harmonica" and "manouche." 'Jazz Manouche' is French for Gypsy Jazz. New Orleans Gypsy Trad Jazz band Harmonouche, is a three year-old quartet and...
      City: New Orleans
      - New Orleans, LA 70112
      The Original Hurricane Brass Band was initially founded in 1974 by New Orleans trumpet legend Leroy Jones. Back in the day, the band was formed around the core of the Fairview Baptist Church Brass...
      City: New Orleans
      - New Orleans, LA 70112
      THE MUMBLES are a tiny band with a mighty sound. Using two keyboards, drum kit, and a saxophone, they combine New Orleans funk and soul with old time jazz to create original "pop songs in the key...