New Orleans Here I Come!

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  1. bumblebee

    bumblebee Fortissimo User

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    My band has a gig in New Orleans in June which should be a blast and this time I'm hanging around the town afterwards for about a week. Since I've never been there before I thought I'd cast out for some advice from people in the know about where to hear the best music, or any advice on good music shops to take a look at -- there must be more trumpets to take a look at in this city of cities I would imagine. I have done some internet research but need help whittling down the choices a bit.

    Posted in the trumpet forum rather than the lounge, but if the moderators want to move it there feel free.

    Thanks for your friendly advice!
    --bumblebee
     
  2. bumblebee

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    Is it bad form to bump this thread back on to page 1? I'm probably too impatient - I suppose the folks in New Orleans are just too busy having fun to respond!

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  3. phittle

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    Excellent Jazz throughout the city....Snug Harbor on Frenchman Street (downriver from the Quarter)...wonderful Jazz every night of the week. Check their web page. Street musicians throughout the Quarter. Preservation Hall is a must stop of course...on St. Peter, just off Bourbon St. Fun traditional Jazz every night. Best advice...Stay AWAY from Bourbon Street. Don't forget the food...there isn't enough room here to mention all the great food venues....Depending upon the weekend, there's usually some type of festival in the French Market area...a lot of times there will be local groups playing there. House of Blues has a great Jazz brunch on Sunday mornings....
     
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    Brian (sounds7) lives in New Orleans. PM him if he doesnt see this thread. Hope you have a lot of fun!
     
  6. bumblebee

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    Thanks guys (I assume) - I appreciate the tips! It'll be a lot of fun I am sure, and I presume that our audience will have a higher proportion of critical musos than we're accustomed to which will add to the thrill.

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    Apart from plenty of opportunities to be entertained and enthralled, is there a "Horn Emporium" or the like there which shouldn't be missed?

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    New Orleans is more about the food often than music. I lived there for a year prior to Katrina. The garden district area is nice and often overlooked by tourist. There are several jazz clubs and music spots other than the french quarter area. The casinos and Al hurt's come to mind. Bourbon Street is good once. The area where Jazz fest is held has nothing the rest of the year in the way of music.
     
  10. BustedChops

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    I wonder if the people of new orleans would be as annoyed with my busking as the town I currently reside :)

    Have fun in Nawlins. Just avoid the Shrimp...unless you like salty brine with a touch of BP petrol. Go to bourbon street and bring an old horn to puke in...
     

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