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New Orleans

Welcome to New Orleans, where music happens in unexpected places.

Discover the places that inspired the music in New Orleans

Music Happens Here: New Orleans

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New Orleans

The Roosevelt New Orleans

In 1935, the swankiest place to see the reigning luminaries of jazz was in this colorful room at this world-class hotel.

Address:
130 Roosevelt Way
New Orleans, LA 70112

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Karnofsky Tailor Shop

Back in 1907 a Jewish tailor took in a street-wise urchin who one day would be crowned jazz royalty.

Address:
427 S Rampart St
New Orleans, LA 70112

Stay Nearby:
Homewood Suites by Hilton New Orleans
901 Poydras Street
New Orleans, Louisiana, 70112

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Jackson Square

A short trombone player now stands tall in the jazz world, literally getting his music education on the street.

Address:
700 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70116

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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel New Orleans
300 Canal Street
New Orleans, Louisiana, 70130

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Cash Money Records

What young rapper did this legendary record label sign after he left freestyle beats on their office answering machine?

Address:
1100 Tulane Ave
New Orleans, LA 70112
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The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel
130 Roosevelt Way
New Orleans, Louisiana, 70112

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Hitts Studio

At this makeshift recording studio, which underage gangster rapper was forbidden by his mom to use profanity?

Address:
N Galvez St
New Orleans, LA 70119

Stay Nearby:
Homewood Suites by Hilton New Orleans French Quarter
317 N Rampart
New Orleans, Louisiana, 70112

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Odyssey Records

In 1993 one ‘Lil rapper got his big break busting out beats at this local record store.

Address:
1012 Canal St
New Orleans, LA 70112
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Stay Nearby:
The Roosevelt New Orleans, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel
130 Roosevelt Way
New Orleans, Louisiana, 70112

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Preservation Hall

Find out which historic French Quarter music venue rejected segregation allowing musicians of all colors and creeds to grace its stage.

Address:
726 St Peter St
New Orleans, LA 70116

Stay Nearby:
Homewood Suites by Hilton New Orleans French Quarter
317 N Rampart
New Orleans, Louisiana, 70112

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Eagle Saloon

In 1913, in front of this New Orlean’s landmark, which future jazz icon would be arrested for firing a gun in celebration of New Year’s Eve?

Address:
401 S Rampart St
New Orleans, LA 70112

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Little Gem Saloon

At the turn of the century this historic music venue was THE place to see the pioneers of jazz and more recently where Aloe Blacc performed his re-imagined version of the classic What a Wonderful World on its celebrated stage.

Address:
445 S Rampart St
New Orleans, LA 70112

Stay Nearby:
Homewood Suites by Hilton New Orleans
901 Poydras Street
New Orleans, Louisiana, 70112

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Hilton New Orleans/St. Charles Avenue

Address:
333 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA, 70130

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Hilton New Orleans Riverside

Address:
Two Poydras Street
New Orleans, LA, 70130