Thanks LonesomeEJ. Maybe I can find out about Tipitina's before I leave NYC. If I get to the Old Absinthe Bar & find Blake I'll ask what's happened to his music. Yeah, Steve, I will let everyone know if I happen upon a jazz funeral. I would love to hear street performers. I know there's much to see & do aside from music. The "tourist" experiences, such as meanering through the bayou on a swamp boat sounds intriguing. Has anyone taken a paddlewheeler along the Mississippi? Nice if it had a sea music background along with the history. All suggestions appreciated.