New Orleans Jazz After Katrina | Al-Jazeera America

After Hurricane Katrina jazz musicians from elsewhere swooped into New Orleans to fill a void left by the musicians who were displaced by the storm. To tourists, the difference was indistinguishable: they just wanted to dance and have a good time. To the local music community, it felt as though something had been lost. You can read (and hear) more about it here.

New Orleans, Louisiana - Aurora Zealand & The Royal Roses perform at Maison, a popular music venue on Frenchmen Street.

New Orleans, Louisiana – Aurora Zealand & The Royal Roses perform at Maison, a popular music venue on Frenchmen Street.

New Orleans, Louisiana - Patrons dance to the New Orleans Cottonmouth Kings at the Spotted Cat Music Club on Frenchmen Street.

New Orleans, Louisiana – Patrons dance to the New Orleans Cottonmouth Kings at the Spotted Cat Music Club on Frenchmen Street.

New Orleans, Louisiana - Sousaphone player Matt Perrine performs with Aurora Zealand & The Royal Roses at Maison, a popular music venue on Frenchmen Street.

New Orleans, Louisiana – Sousaphone player Matt Perrine performs with Aurora Zealand & The Royal Roses at Maison, a popular music venue on Frenchmen Street.

New Orleans, Louisiana - A music calendar in the window of Maison, a popular music venue on Frenchmen Street.

New Orleans, Louisiana – A music calendar in the window of Maison, a popular music venue on Frenchmen Street.

New Orleans, Louisiana - A violin belonging to jazz musician Matt Rhody at the Spotted Cat Music Club on Frenchmen Street.

New Orleans, Louisiana – A violin belonging to jazz musician Matt Rhody at the Spotted Cat Music Club on Frenchmen Street.

New Orleans, Louisiana - Passers-by out side of the Spotted Cat Music Club on Frenchmen Street pause to watch the New Orleans Cottonmouth Kings through a window while others wait in line to enter the venue.

New Orleans, Louisiana – Passers-by out side of the Spotted Cat Music Club on Frenchmen Street pause to watch the New Orleans Cottonmouth Kings through a window while others wait in line to enter the venue.

New Orleans, Louisiana - Dr. Michael White, a jazz clarinetist and professor at Xavier University in New Orleans, sits for a portrait on a friends porch in the Gentilly neighborhood.

New Orleans, Louisiana – Dr. Michael White, a jazz clarinetist and professor at Xavier University in New Orleans, sits for a portrait on a friends porch in the Gentilly neighborhood.

New Orleans, Louisiana - A line of guests waiting to get into Preservation Hall stretches down the block just before an 8pm showtime.

New Orleans, Louisiana – A line of guests waiting to get into Preservation Hall stretches down the block just before an 8pm showtime.

Lacombe, Louisiana - New Orleans jazz vocalist John Boutté practices his cornet on his property on the North Shore of Lake Ponchartrain Boutté was raised in the Tremé neighborhood of New Orleans but relocated to the small town on the north shore of Lake Ponchartrain because he enjoyed the quiet and was able to better afford to live there.

Lacombe, Louisiana – New Orleans jazz vocalist John Boutté practices his cornet on his property on the North Shore of Lake Ponchartrain Boutté was raised in the Tremé neighborhood of New Orleans but relocated to the small town on the north shore of Lake Ponchartrain because he enjoyed the quiet and was able to better afford to live there.

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