Jazz Clubs For Every Style In New Orleans
New Orleans is well-known as being the home to jazz music, so it comes as no surprise that there’s a jazz club for everyone.
Whether you’re a purist at heart or you like new takes on traditional jazz, whether you prefer your jazz as background music to a romantic dinner or as the focus of the evening, there is a club for you, and we’ve put it on this list.
Preservation Hall: For The Traditionalist
726 St. Peters St, New Orleans, LA 70116
A New Orleans landmark, Preservation Hall has been leaders in the jazz scene since 1961 and has hosted countless jazz greats, such as Harry Connick Jr. and Louis Armstrong. This is the place to go if you want to hear classic jazz with a solid and experienced band and a chance of seeing a big name in the genre on stage. The venue isn’t fancy or glamorous because the focus is on the music, and no food is available or allowed, although you can bring your own drinks.
The Maison: For the Dancer
508 Frenchman St, New Orleans, LA 70116
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The Maison is a great place to go if you want to hear jazz with a modern twist – or vice versa – and dance to the rhythm. Part jazz club, part night club, the Maison covers multiple bases. Grab a meal in the restaurant to start, then shift to one of the other levels for cocktails and a crowded dance floor.
Sweet Lorraine’s Jazz Club: For the Diner
1931 St. Claude Ave, New Orleans, LA 70116
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Sweet Lorraine’s is the place to go if you want jazz as background music to an amazing meal. The club has some delicious food, like their flawless crab cakes. The restaurant is cozy and romantic, perfect for date night, and you’ll definitely want to dress up to fit in.
Bacchanal: For Relaxing Outdoors
600 Poland Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117
Wine and jazz under the stars – if that picture tempts you, Bacchanal is the place to go. The stage is out back, so grab a table, sit with a big glass of a smooth red wine, and enjoy the genre-bending jazz the club often features. If you’re hungry, you can even order a few appetizers – the menu has some great options.
The 21st Amendment: For the Historian
725 Iberville St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Put on your flapper dress or zoot suit – 21st Amendment isn’t just a club, it’s a speak-easy. Travel back to jazz’s roots in the 1920s with classic cocktails and an amazing live band, all located in a building that was owned by mobsters a century ago. This club really catches the vibe of a time much-glamorized and makes you feel as though you’re really living in the Roaring ’20s.