French Quarter Suites and The New Orleans Courtyard Hotel invites you to experience New Orleans in a legendary French Quarter neighborhood where trumpeter Wynton Marsalis first picked up his horn & Jazz legends the like of Cannonball Adderly once played–all a stone’s throw from Congo Square–where Jazz “was born.”
Steps away, you’ll find celebrated Bourbon Street, New Orleans world renown restaurants, irresistible shopping and the many attractions & destinations that make the Crescent City one of the most popular and loved travel destinations in the world.
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A clip from movie (I don’t know the name). Louis and Kid Ory. Note that the audience is only white, what a shame!!
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Dutch Swing College Band & Mrs. Einstein – Bourbon Street Parade
Burghausen (Germany), 2007 March 17
A popular saying goes: “There are two kinds of music, good music and bad music”. For the true fan of good traditional jazz music the choice is simple, because there is only one Dutch Swing College Band. The Dutch Swing College Band started out as an amateur-college combo on liberation day (1945, may 5th) and through the years it has grown into a worldfamous jazz ensemble that has toured all five continents to much acclaim. The DSC played a prominent role during the post-war period. At the time many youngsters fell under the spell of the original Amerian music: jazz. The band, which has existed for more than sixty years, has given concerts all over the world and the sounds have been registered on practically all types of sound recordings since 1945. The band also appeared frequently on TV and in film productions. Through the years many big names in jazz music were backed by the DSC, from Sidney Bechet, Joe Venuti and Rita Reys to Teddy Wilson. The expression “The Haque School” was born out of the big influence of the DSC on the Dutch jazz scene. Deservedly many jazz fans consider the DSC almost as an institution. Fortunately, the Dutch Swing College Band has never presented itself as a show or glitter orchestra. The musicians have always succeeded in capturing the public’s attention with their excellent jazz performances. Cheap show tricks were absolutely out of the question. In 1960, the DSC turned professional. Throughout the music’s evolution and in spite of quite a number af personnel changes (and contary to many imitators) the DSC remained the showpiece of Dutch traditional jazz music. Bob Kaper heads the current line-up, in succession to Frans Vink Jr (1945-’46), Joop Schrier (1955-’60) and Peter Schilperoort (1946-’55 and 1960-’90). From the very beginning the most striking characteristic of the band has always been its unique and recognizable sound. In other words, no recordings of American virtuosos were ever copied: the DSC created their own interpretations, arrangements or compositions. An entirely personal approach. The current line-up of the highly experienced band has proved that the old name Dutch Swing College Band still guarantees professional performances of traditional jazz music of international standard!
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Fat Tuesday Bourbon Street New Orleans LA 2010
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Wonderful line up for the Jazz Festival in London 1954. Ken Colyer, Jim Bray, Lonnie Donegan, Bruce Turner, Monty Sunshine.
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I want a mid-priced hotel near bourbon street in new orleans over the holiday weekend. any suggestions?
I’m traveling to New Orleans over the holidays. I want a hotel near bourbon street/french quarter .. and want it to feature a hot tub and breakfast. any suggestions?
I would check out the Bienville House Hotel on the 300 block of Decatur
it is in the Quarter, and only about 3-4 blocks from Bourbon. Its a pretty nice joint and well priced from what I recall.
The last time we were in New Orleans, a bunch of us got Jesters (the world strongest drink) made with 190 proof grain alcohol (everclear I assume). We loved it! we all had one and had the best time! Love to make them at home, but don’t have a clue of how. Can somebody help!
That sounds like a Hand Grenade, but sold by a bar that doesn’t have permission to use the trademarked name:
Do you think the cheers are drowning out the tinkling sound of urine, down the back alleys of Bourbon Street?
Way to go Drew!
mardi gras came early this year. and no beads needed when bewbs r shown this time!! =))