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New Orleans Music and Heritage Tour

Highlights
  • Trace the evolution of jazz and blues on a musical tour of New Orleans
  • Visit famous recording studios and music venues in the French Quarter
  • Explore the city's African-American heritage in the Treme neighborhood
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New Orleans Music and Heritage Tour
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Overview

Take an audio-visual tour of New Orleans’ musical heritage, led by a local record man with decades of industry insight. Walk past renowned music venues and recording studios in the French Quarter, and visit the favorite haunts of jazz and blues legends such as James Booker, Fats Domino, and Louis Armstrong. Hear history come to life as you listen to original recordings via a portable Bluetooth speaker along the way.

What to Expect

Make your way to the heart of New Orleans’ music scene on Frenchmen Street, and meet your guide, a industry pro with more than 20 years of music-making experience. Starting at the Louisiana Music Factory, stroll through the French Quarter’s most musical haunts. Hear how Allen Toussaint and Lee Dorsey recorded some of their best vinyl at Cosimo’s Sound studio, and pass J&M Studios, known as the home of rock ‘n’ roll. See Danny Parker’s childhood home, and stroll through Louis Armstrong Park in Treme, one of the first African-American neighborhoods in the US.

Follow in the footsteps of countless fans as you stop at legendary music venues including the Royal Orleans Hotel, Place d’Armes, Preservation Jazz Hall, and Toulouse Theatre. Along the way, listen to clips from jazz, blues, and rock ’n' roll greats through a portable Bluetooth speaker and hear the stories behind the sound.

Reviews (75)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Music and Heritage Tour

Excelent opportunity to know the roots of New Orleans history and music explosion blues and jazz - with Keith orientation!

Thank andrelit2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Didn't Want it to End!

We loved our tour with Keith Abel, and feel so fortunate he was available the day before Thanksgiving to show us around! We took the Music and Heritage Tour and loved every moment. He covered 500 years of music history in just two hours. From...More

Thank Rose T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
One Fabulous Tour

Keith Abel is a very knowledgeable tour guide. This tour was fun interesting and very educational. I highly recommend this tour.

Thank MRM1952
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Awsome tour a must for any jazz fan

Thank you Keith & Hardy. Your musical walking tour was fantastic.To see the places where jazz had started was awe inspiring. To hear stories about the key people and the founders of blues jazz and rock ‘n’roll will get the hairs on the back of...More

Thank Art_Vanderliegh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Faboulous storyteller! Great tour!

We had a great time with Keith Abel! The tour is great. He is true. He feels what he tells you, and you get fully dipped into New Orleans music soul. I don't know him personally,, but Keith has to be a sort of music...More

Thank littletravelin
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Response from wendypspain | Reviewed this property |
There were no children on our tour but I am sure they would be fine. You will probably be charged for each. If you contact the tour company they are very helpful answering questions
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About 2 hours, fairly slow walking pace
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1 July 2018|
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I have a 16 yr old who is a budding jazz musician and a 10 yr daughter would this tour be appropriate for them?
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