Another aspect of New Orleans culture that has a rich history is its connection to music.
Being a Creole center of life, New Orleans has been a centerpiece for preserving numerous cultures. Today it is still that mecca for the music of the soul. Jazz was born here and it still has a home in most bars and nightclubs.
Brees has had plenty of seasons and time to find some of the best spots and musicians around town. If you want Brees’ suggestion, take a trip to Preservation Hall.
This special hall has played host to some legendary performers like Trombone Shorty, one of Brees’ favorites. However, every night there are concerts featuring ensembles of 50+ local master Traditional New Orleans Jazz Practitioners.
The venue itself is fairly small, so many natives prefer to visit other locations. However, music is everywhere in New Orleans. Jazz and funk flood the streets and can be found in every corner.
Maybe jazz isn’t quite the style of music that each of these young stars is looking for. There’s still no reason to worry. Aside from jazz, music genres like Blues, R&B, Zydeco, and Bounce are all alive and strong in New Orleans culture.
One other prominent form of music is New Orleans funk. This style is truly unique and can be heard in the music of the Neville Brothers or the Meters. It’s been the basis of a lot of other music nationally and internationally.
There is something for everyone. If it doesn’t already, music will find a special place in the hearts of these new young players during their tenure in NOLA.