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New Orleans: Evening Jazz Discovery Tour With a Local Guide

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New Orleans: Evening Jazz Discovery Tour With a Local Guide

From US$ 59 per person

Hear about the origins and culture of jazz before making your way to the 19th century neighborhood that boasts the best music and bars in town. Visit a few favorite local clubs, enjoy a beer and discover the talents of the best local musicians.

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  • Discover the origins of jazz in New Orleans as you take a scenic stroll around the beautiful Louis Armstrong park
  • Enjoy a complimentary refreshing beer
  • Check out Frenchmen Street’s most happening music venues and the local nightly art market
  • Follow your guide to his/her favorite watering holes frequented by locals in the Marigny neighborhood
  • Explore off the beaten track and discover some lesser-known neighborhoods in New Orleans
  • Go on a historic journey through lesser-visited neighborhoods, either on foot or by streetcar
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This music tour of New Orleans begins just outside the French Quarter at the historic and beautiful Louis Armstrong Park in the Tremé neighborhood. Within the park, your guide and group will talk about the historical origins of jazz and discuss one of the jazz greats, Armstrong himself.  From here, you'll make your way to the popular Marigny neighborhood, named after the nobleman and good-time guy of the same name. Updated for modern thirsts, Marigny is a hip nightlife area that appeals to New Orleanians and visitors alike. Your guide will lead the way, either on foot or by streetcar, making sure to point out a few popular local music and nightlife haunts along the way.  Soon you will arrive at the famous Frenchmen Street, the largest concentration of live music venues in the city. Your guide will take you inside some of his/her favorites. Being with a local, you’ll have access to the best options, depending on the day of the week, time of day and band schedules. And to top it off, you will receive a free beer at one of the stops and you’re very welcome to purchase additional beverages as and when you want them.  In New Orleans, there’s always the opportunity for an element of surprise. Be on the lookout for impromptu street performances, which always make the night special. And if the timing and mood is right, you’ll get behind the scenes with one of the bands in between sets.  In addition to getting your groove on and enjoying the sights and sounds of Frenchmen Street, your tour will endat the nightly art market. This is another lively spot where the city’s artists show off their best work, from handmade sculptures to local photography.  If (well, let’s be honest, when!), at the end of the tour you're still craving more, your guide will point out other great locations in the area for dinner, drinks and of course, more great music!
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • One beer
  • Additional drinks (available for purchase)
  • Food
  • Souvenirs
  • Gratuities for your guide and the musicians
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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

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  • Those under 21 years of age are not permitted to join this tour
  • You will be in a small group of a maximum of 7 people
  • This is a walking tour that will cover approximately 14 blocks (or about 1.5 miles) on foot.
  • As of Monday, August 16, 2021: ALL guests will be required to show proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test results in order to join their tour, as ordered by the City of New Orleans. Please visit for more information.
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Renee was a very friendly, informative, and interesting guide. We learned a lot about early jazz performers that we did not know and the walk through the french quarter and the stops along the way was quite pleasant. I guess it wasn't Renee's fault that the clubs where we stopped and listened to music were clubs we had visited on a previous trip. But that notwithstanding I would recommend this trip to anyone who appreciates the music of New Orleans.

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May 11, 2019

Very friendly guide but I expected more to the tour of several mythical places of jazz in New Orleans ...

December 29, 2019

Just fantastic. Our guide Sophie was a delight. Our tour was in English, but he also attended us in Spanish at all times. Experience 10 out of 10 !!

November 30, 2019

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