"Steamboat Natchez- dinner jazz trip a winner" Riverboat Tip by fineberg
Riverboat, New Orleans: 8 reviews and 5 photos
Steamboat Natchez is a tourist trap-NOT...at least the dinner jazz cruise. The other reviews here don't mention that the 7:00 pm cruise features the Dukes o f Dixieland traditional jazz group, and are worth the price of admission with or without the dinner. My truck driving rock n roll buddy had to be dragged to see this, but he wound up buying one of their cds! Yes, the Mississippi "tour" at night is only semi-interesting because its DARK, but the music is the attraction here. Tip....this music is for the tourists, good, but vanilla. As a jazz player myself, I saw that these guys were going thru the motions (still good). If you want to see dixieland or jazz as good as it gets, ask them on a break where they're playing later that nite. Follow them. If you wind up at Fritzels on Bourbon st., where their piano player often goes, a great nite is guaranteed!
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