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Music Gumbo - Walking Tour History of New Orleans' jazz and popular music 2PM provided by New Orleans Music Tours

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Overview
A two-hour guided walking tour through the French Quarter, across Rampart Street and into Louis Armstrong Jazz Park to a place called Congo Square where American music was born. With every story your music tour guide will play a snippet of music related to the story, mostly original recordings. The Music Gumbo tour tells a surprising 300-year history of New Orleans’ birthing of jazz, nurturing of rhythm ‘n’ blues and the hits from America first rock ‘n’ roll recording studio. The music that made that Gumbo reaches back a century and a half earlier to 1750s French colonists granting slaves freedom on Sundays. 18th, 19th and 20th – opera, gospel and songs sung by bawdy sailors in saloons near the Mississippi River docks. The most amazing story is that it all happened in the French Quarter and surrounding neighborhoods.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    800 Chartres St
    800 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
    We meet at the corner of Chartres Street and St. Ann Street (Jackson Square) in the French Quarter. Please arrive 10 minutes in advance.
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    French Quarter
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 2
    Preservation Hall
    Stop: 10 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 3
    Louis Armstrong Park
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 4
    Congo Square
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  • You'll end at
    Louis Armstrong Park
    701 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
    Armstrong Park arch entrance
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Departure Point
800 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
Duration
2h
Return Details
Louis Armstrong Park, 701 N Rampart St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA
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  • Tour Guide
Exclusions
  • Entry/Admission - Preservation Hall
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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HolisticDMD wrote a review Feb. 2020
Denville, New Jersey5 contributions
We arrived 1 hour ahead of schedule, advised to arrive at least 15 minutes ahead. The tour operator never showed, Never returned my 2 phone calls and never returned my text message. We have four days to see New Orleans, this irresponsible no show tour guide did not even have
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Jeremy H, Manager at Music Gumbo - Walking Tour History of New Orleans' jazz and popular music 2PM
Responded 10 Mar. 2020
Sorry for you're bad experience, we will reimburse you if it hasn't been done already. Anyone who reads this and booked last minute on trip advisor, before posting a bad review we don't feel we deserve, please understand we are working on a sync problem that doesn't close out the tours when we need. Please rest assured you will be reimbursed if anything happens. Enjoy you're time in the great city of New Orleans.
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Ali Elliott wrote a review Feb. 2020
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom43 contributions
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Greeted by the wonderful and very knowledgeable Jeremy who walked us through this amazing city with the most interesting facts on the history of music here! He went above and beyond to make this tour an enjoyable and definitely most memorable one. Would Highly recommend you do
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Ursula wrote a review Feb. 2020
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Jeremy knows his music history and is enthusiastic about sharing it. The snippets of music he plays along the way bring history to life. Take his music venue recommendations; he knows where to send you on any given night based on what you want to hear.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Heather K wrote a review Jan. 2020
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Jeremy was fun and knowledgeable! He gives interesting tips and in depth analysis of music, history and the french quarter. This tour is super fun and worth the time and the money! You will gain a much deeper appreciation for the streets of NOLA and the music, parades, and
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Jeremy H, Manager at Music Gumbo - Walking Tour History of New Orleans' jazz and popular music 2PM
Responded 28 Jan. 2020
Thanks for this great review. It was a pleasure sharing the passion of New Orleans with you. :)
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Marcie L wrote a review Jan. 2020
Cleveland, United States6 contributions3 helpful votes
We took this tour with Jeremy on our first full day in NOLA. So glad we did! Not only is Jeremy a wealth of information on the history of jazz here; but he is a musician himself and had great recommendations for the spots to experience great, traditional jazz. Taking the tour
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Will N, Owner at Music Gumbo - Walking Tour History of New Orleans' jazz and popular music 2PM
Responded 20 Jan. 2020
Thank you. I'm glad you got the tour early on your trip as you recommend.
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By: New Orleans Music Tours
Becky R
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St Paddys weekend tour
Review written in retrospect, our tour was the Saturday prior to St Paddys day, the weekend where all parades had b
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AnglophileinLA
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This is what finally won my husband over to NOLA
It wasn't the food, it wasn't the drinks, it was the Jazz on Frenchman Street that finally made my husband 'get' ho
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jessie20010516
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Fun way to view the city
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly, and he gave us personal recs for places to eat etc.
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mdailey77
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Informative and entertaining
We did a morning 10am Music Gumbo tour. Our tour guide was a musician himself and a longtime local. He provided us
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hollyglenn2020
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Music Gumbo
My husband and I have been on several different types of tours in New Orleans. This one was our favorite. It wa
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mcooper636
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Fun Evening of Jazz
Jeremy showed our group of five a wonderful evening out with the Night On The Town tour. It was a perfect way to be
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lorisaginaw
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Music Gumbo with Guide Jeremy
Knowledgeable about African and African American foundation intermixed and influenced by multiple European music tr
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cindybr0
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Music Gumbo
Tour guide John Doheny is awesome - a NOLA resident for 17 years, musician & professor - he has a clear knowledge,
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Ash-Hillier_Family
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Excellent tour, extremely knowledgeable guide
I can’t say enough about how much we enjoyed our Music Gumbo tour with Jeremy of New Orleans Music Tours. It was a
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BirthdayVisitDec2019
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"Fell thru the cracks" so they said - no refund yet. What a hassel!
Terrible experience: Night on the Town tour, for last Friday Dec 6, 2019 The guide was a no-show for the 6pm rendez
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elldee759
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Fun Tour!
A great start to our time in NOLA! we walked at night comfortably with our guide, found places we would not have s
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brendan646
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Jeremy Rocks!
Our guide Jeremy exposed us to some truly authentic NOLA Jazz experiences. This was 5th trip to NOLA but I never le
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Ambassador291096
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Music gumbo
Great your by John. Leisurely, but much information. Covered many musicians and musical styles. A good choice for
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Jasmine38Chichester
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Excellent, good value tour
This was an excellent tour. Jeremy was a great guide and presented very well. Learnt a lot about the development of
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Eckart2015
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Highly entertaining and informative guided tour!
We had an intriguing and most entertaining guided tour hosted by jazz historian and saxophonist John Doheny. We cou
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