I had never heard jazz music before my visit to New Orleans this past summer, so I never knew what I was missing. The upbeat tones, swinging melodies and, of course, that great sound of the saxophone player all come together to produce some of the most wonderful music I have ever had the pleasure of listening to.
A few friends and I had traveled down to New Orleans for a wedding, and decided to stay for a few days afterward to soak up the local culture. We spoke to some of the local business owners to get an idea of what we should do before heading back home. Each one of them had the same advice for us, check out the jazz festival a few miles away from our hotel. That was some of the best advice I’ve ever taken.