I've been three times myself and my parents have gone to New Orleans every year for the last 20 years or so. They go to Jazz fest, but have easily hit every major club in New Orleans. I have to give my parents credit, if not for them, I wouldn't have had the experiences around live music that I have had. I've been to great live musical events in New York City, my home town, New Orleans, etc. In fact, in my home time there was an old house converted into a jazz bar. I used to go there every week for years to listen to the house band, who would bring in local musicans to sit in. Talk about a great jazz education.