We’ve written before about New Orleans’ thriving jazz scene, recommending live music venues like the Davenport Lounge, Fritzel’s, the Palm Court Lounge and Snug Harbor. I wondered, though, how live music was faring in the midst of current difficulties.
Despite reduced schedules due to staffing shortages, we found four new venues. During our visit in autumn 2021, these places were crowded, and social distancing was often difficult. Nevertheless, we had a fantastic time listening to some of the first live music we’ve experienced since the start of the pandemic.
For the most current live-music schedule, consult the website of New Orleans’ jazz-themed radio station, WWOZ.