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Why New Orleans Jazz Festival?

How does spending a weekend or two in late April supping sazeracs, guzzling gumbo and listening to the finest live music in the whole damned world in a city so laid back it’s known as The Big Easy?
 
Just as New Orleans herself is a melting pot of people, culture and colour, its Jazz and Heritage Festival has always attracted the widest mix of musical genius from Aretha Franklin, Miles Davis, Bob Dylan, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, B.B. King to Joni Mitchell to name but a few...
 
Spend the week exploring the famous French Quarter of the city, sampling it’s unique atmosphere and at the weekend enjoy Stevie Wonder’s jazz odyssey, The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ funk rock, Pearl Jam’s grunge rock, Snoop Dogg’s G-Funk rap, Steely Dan’s blues rock and Neil Young’s folk ditties.

Sound too good to be true?

Well, The Wall Street Journal says the festival “showcases a wider, deeper lineup of essential American musical styles than any festival in the nation…” while Life magazine has called it “the country’s very best music festival.’’
 
And if a dozen stages and marquees brimming with music aren’t enough, the Nojazz Festival also showcases some of the finest Louisiana food in its famous food areas! There you can chow down on Cajun Jambalaya, Crawfish Po-boys, Soft-shell crab and food you’ve never heard of - Macque Choux, Muffuletta and Grilled steak dibbis!
 
As William Shakespeare said “If music be the food of love, click the link to play on…”

In short:

  • Spend a weekend or two listening to a variety of jazz and more!
  • Spend longer in The Big Easy
  • Learn to be so laid back from the locals you'll be horizontal!
  • Fill up on cajun food the bestest food in The States
 
 
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