Favorite thing Not surprisingly, New Orleans has great jazz. Its played all over, in bars and nightclubs, sidewalk cafes and even streetside by performers.
Fondest memory Sitting in the French Market Cafe on a sunny Sunday afternoon listening to jazz.
Favorite thing This laundrette at 838 North Rampart is the former site of Cosimo Matassa's J&M Recording studio way back when.
The plaque you see next to the entrance reads:
First Recording Studio Of Cosimo Matassa
Built Circa 1835 With Galleries Likely Added In The 1850s
In 1944, J&M Amusements Acquired The Building, And Cosimo Matassa Soon Opened J&M Recording Studio
Oscar "Papa" Celestin, Danny Barker, and the Dukes Of Dixieland recorded jazz here
The "New Orleans Sound" developed from pioneering rhythm & blues and rock & roll recordings made here between 1947 and 1956 by Paul Gayten, Annie Laurie, Roy Brown, Professor Longhair, Dave Bartholomew, Fats Domino, Guitar Slim, Shirley & Lee, Lloyd Price, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Ray Charles and others.
Favorite thing Mmm , seafood ! Any restaraunt . French Quarter , drink a Hurricane , eat crawfish , go to voodoo woman , Acme Oyster House , Abita Beer , Bourbon Street , Audobon Zoo , Bucktown , Magazine District , more seafood , and that's just your first day ! Just go there !
Fondest memory Just being there .
Favorite thing French Quarter. A very spesial place. Famous for restaurants and atmosphere. A must.
Fondest memory Preservation Hall is a small jazzclub with very good performers. The place where Louis Amstrong started. Very primitive inside, but the people that use to play there is among the best jazz players around. I can still feel the shivering inside when I hear one of the tunes on air.
Riverwalk is a good place to look out on Missisipi. Big wheels keep on rolling....oh yeah!
Favorite thing Stop by the French Quarter, take a walk in the streets and stop in one of those bars with live music. Day or night, your trip will be followed by Jazz.
Fondest memory I remember that all family playing Jazz: from the little one who may have been 6 up to the grand-father. There were like 10 people.
Fondest memory The birthplace of Jazz is where the modern Holiday Inn now stands. the huge clarinet painted on the wall is a reminder of that.
Favorite thing It may be difficult to see in the poor resolution of this photo, but this shop caters to funerals and jazz, a not too out of the ordinary combination for New Orleans.