Jazz is as synonymous with New Orleans as Mardi Gras and gumbo. If you're wondering where to find the best jazz clubs in New Orleans, you're in the right place. Since I started going to the Big Easy in , I've filled my nights with live jazz at some of the city's best bars, clubs, and lounges. However, since moving to Austin, I've gravitated to jazz once again. Austin has a few downtown jazz clubs, which I enjoy, but they can't hold a candle to the vibe and sense of his history one feels going to jazz clubs in New Orleans. The following list is based on my personal experience.
21st Amendment Bar at La Louisiane
Explore New Orleans
While I have worked with many jazz musicians over the years, I am admittedly no expert on the matter. I cannot easily recall which cats play when or what instrument for that matter and I cannot tell tunes by name. But what I can tell you is where to find some of the best jazz in the city that started it all.
Beth says, Don't leave New Orleans without eating a barbecued shrimp po'boy at Liuzza's at the Track. Jazz is the beating heart of New Orleans, as important to this city's soul as a rich pot of gumbo, a second line parade and the charming architecture that defines neighborhoods like the French Quarter and the Marigny. To listen to local musicians play authentic New Orleans jazz, you need to dive into neighborhoods beyond the Bourbon Street scene, although there are still a few must-visit clubs in the French Quarter.