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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 (70)
1 - 5 of 45 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Tour Was Not What I Expected....

I was very excited to go on this tour! I thought we were going to hear a lot of live Jazz, see places where we could see live jazz, learn a little about jazz and its history, etc. But this tour was not what I...More

Thank Heather M
keith a, Owner at New Orleans Music & Heritage Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

This review is a complete misdirection! The guest said she "thought we were to going to hear a lot of live jazz." The New Orleans Music & History Tour is a walking music tour and this particular tour was at 10 a.m. I am not...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A must if you're interested in local music

Keith was our guide on our walking tour and he was amazing. So much information and local color delivered with such spirit. You would never guess he must have given the tour many times. His enthusiasm was contagious. The tour was both fun and educational....More

Thank nasuscat
Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile
Extensive Musical History Knowledge

Keith was a wealth of knowledge about the history of music in New Orleans - spanning many decades. He had a very entertaining presentation of history that keep as all engaged! Would highly recommend this tour!

1  Thank Jim S
keith a, Owner at New Orleans Music & Heritage Tour, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2018

Dear Jim, Thank you for your kind words and thanks for supporting New Orleans Music & Heritage Tour. We look forward to your return to our fine city. Red Beans & Ricely yours,

Reviewed September 26, 2018
Must do in the music capital of the world!

You just went to the recordshop to by a Buddy Bolden record? Think Satchmo is a local NOLA dish? Never heard of Earl King or you think Fess is refering to a festival? Then you might take any guided New Orleans tour. Are you in...More

Thank MarkMrBlues69
keith a, Owner at New Orleans Music & Heritage Tour, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2018

Hey Mark, Thanks for the great write up and fun times for all! Come back in December, Professor Longhair Centennial Celebration. Pat would love to see you back. My best to you and yours. Red Beans & Ricely yours,

Reviewed September 24, 2018
Blues, Jazz & Rock 'n Roll!

Keith Abel LOVES his music, and NOLA's music heritage trail could not have a more passionate guide. Keith tells stories, plays the music ... he even sings (and he's good!). Newbies to the NOLA music scene, we found, by the end of our tour, we...More

Thank CJB777
keith a, Owner at New Orleans Music & Heritage Tour, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2018

Thank you so much and we thank you for your support! Please come back, we'll eat our way across New Orleans :)

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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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September 26, 2018|
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About 2 hours, fairly slow walking pace
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Jennifer O
July 1, 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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