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We all know New Orleans for its famed Mardi Gras celebrations, but it’s also a place of pilgrimage for many musicians and music lovers around the world for its rich history and distinctive signature sound. If you're a fan of funky rhythms and mesmeric melodies, we'd like to introduce the city’s Jazz & Heritage Festival, accompanied with our handpicked playlist of inspired music to give you a taste of the New Orleans experience.

The festival has been going since 1970 and, as well as celebrating the heritage of New Orleans and Jazz, it also draws big name artists from all over each year. The 2018 festival takes place between 27th April and 6th May. The performers at the 2017 festival included Kings of Leon, Maroon 5, Lorde, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Snoop Dogg, Patti LaBelle and countless more. You can watch a trailer with last year’s full line up below.

Festivals and Mardi Gras aside, New Orleans is a fascinating city to visit and our team of luxury travel experts are at hand to help you explore it in style. So, as promised, here to get you in the mood, we’ve put together some jazzy and funky favourites in a Spotify playlist. Enjoy!

 

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