MUSIC

NEW ORLEANS JAZZ AND MUSIC HERITAGE

In 1987 the United States Congress designated Jazz a rare and valuable national American treasure.  New Orleans is the birthplace of Jazz.  New Orleans Jazz and Music Tours are focused on the early culture of traditional Jazz, Dance and R&B in the The Big Easy.

New Orleans Jazz
Preservation Hall

JAZZ WALKING TOUR

2 HOURS

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This tour starts with the birth of Louis Armstrong and explores what influenced him during the early years of jazz. Then we explore how jazz continued to develop in New Orleans after Louis left in 1922.

We will focus on the New Orleans jazz men and women who stayed in the city and continued to play here. This will include the “revival” of jazz in the 1940’s, the advent of Preservation Hall in the 1960’s, and will bring us all the way to the present.

The tour includes tunes from Louis Armstrong’s early recordings, recordings from New Orleans jazz greats from the past, and tunes from some of our greats that are alive and swinging in New Orleans.

Specialty Tour – 72 Hour Advance Booking Required; Call For Availability | You will receive a detailed confirmation including date, time, tour and map showing the Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Avenue, rear gate on Barracks Street, across from the Louisiana Pizza Kitchen, the starting point for your tour | Thank You!

19th CENTURY MUSIC AND DANCE TOUR  

new orleans jazz
The Quadrille

19th CENTURY MUSIC AND DANCE WALKING TOUR 

2 HOURS

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Our tour takes you through the development of the French Opera and its golden years between 1842 and the Civil War. It also describes the rich concert life of the city, and our passion for dance. And you will see where the first Quadroon Balls were held, and learn the truth instead of the myth.

Ever wonder where New Orleans got its fascination with brass music? Ever wonder why jazz started here? Or how it developed? This tour answers those questions, and explores the rich culture of the city during a remarkable century.

Specialty Tour – 72 Hour Advance Booking Required; Call For Availability | You will receive a detailed confirmation including date, time, tour and map showing in front of the Cabildo in Jackson Square, by the Spanish cannon, the starting point for your tour | Thank You!

RHYTHM AND BLUES TOUR

new orleans jazz
Cosimo Matassa

R&B WALKING TOUR

2 HOURS

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Between 1947 and 1965 Cosimo Matassa recorded 250 national charting singles, including 21 gold records in his three different recording studios in the French Quarter. This tour visits Matassa’s three former studios and includes a huge playlist of the best New Orleans rhythm and blues hits. Great history, great stories and wonderful tunes.

Specialty Tour – 72 Hour Advance Booking Required; Call For Availability | You will receive a detailed confirmation including date, time, tour and map showing the corner of Royal and Philip Streets, on the Homer A. Plessy Community School side, the starting point for your tour | Thank You!

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