[Dixielandjazz] New Orleans

Loerchen2 at aol.com Loerchen2 at aol.com
Sun Oct 10 09:16:51 PDT 2004

Just about a year ago, I wrote to the list asking for suggestions on places  
to hear OKOM in New Orleans.  I got back a dozen replies that mentioned  only 
three places, and was more than a little disappointed that there wasn't  more 
good music down there.
In my first two nights in town, I hung around the bar at the Palm Court and  
met several musicians who told me about some of the local bands and venues 
that  I should experience. By the end of the week, I had found twice as many  
places to go. 
I moved to New Orleans in January to be close to the music,  and I haven't 
been disappointed yet.  Any day of the week, I can hear OKOM  in several 
different styles and venues.  Usually, I have to limit myself to  three nights a week~
Today, for instance, I plan to catch four different OKOM bands around town,  
including the New Leviathan Oriental Foxtrot Orchestra (who hardly ever  play 
public events).  
It's true that there may not be as many places to listen to "good" music as  
there once were, but as longs as you're willing to venture off Bourbon Street, 
 you can find some amazing musicians.  And one of the delights is that you  
never know which famous name is going to show up and sit in, expecially during  
festival times.  
So come on down, grab a copy of OffBeat, and find some out-of-the-way bar  
with a great band!
Sue Fischer

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