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Reviews, photos and videos for program: French Quarter Music Festival
Winnie from Vero Beach, FL Number of programs attended: 26
Date attended: 04/09/14 - 04/14/14
As usual, I had great expectations of a RS trip to NOLA and they were exceeded! If I had not been jazz lover before, I would have surely become one. It is impossible not to be happy listening to the music, eating the wonderful food, and being the recipient of wonderful Southern Hospitality right smack-dab in the middle of the French Quarter.

Ron from Edina, MN Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/09/14 - 04/14/14
This was the our first RS program and it was a wonderful way to experience one of the most popular programs. A really good value with excellent accomodations, good food, and great opportunity to hear wonderful music. Morning "classes" with performing musicians were a real highlight of the trip and made it special.

Robert from Ann Arbor, MI Number of programs attended: 31
Date attended: 04/10/13 - 04/15/13
I had previously been on two Mardi Gras elderhostels with the people who run this and who do a terrific job on this also. Organized activities and restaurant meals are top class and there is plenty of time to take in all the performances which you want to enjoy

Sonia from Los Angeles, CA Number of programs attended: 11
Date attended: 04/10/13 - 04/15/13
The food and music were wonderful. A great experience. I would suggest that the activity level be described as "moderate" rather than "easy" because there was a great deal of walking involved between the hotel and the festival site, and from one music venue to another.

Marcia from Santa Monica, CA Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/10/13 - 04/15/13
The French Quarter Music Festival was a remarkable program. The food, the music at the festival (12 stages over three days!) , and the lectures, which included wonderful New Orleans music, were enthralling. We loved every minute of it.

Margaret from Gaithersburg, MD Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 04/10/13 - 04/15/13
We just finished the New Orleans French Quarter Music Festival trip and it far exceeded our expectations. The hotel and restaurants were first class and upscale. The classroom work with outstanding performers in their own rite couldn't have been better. We would recommend the program without reservation.

Winnie from Vero Beach, FL Number of programs attended: 19
Date attended: 04/11/12 - 04/16/12
If you love music, food, and friendly people, do not miss this program. I learned so much about music and musicians(jazz, especially) and got an insight into the mind and lifestyle of these talented people who give so much to the rest of us. The food was the best I have ever eaten anywhere. The hotel was ideally located within walking distance of all the events. Barbara and company obtained wonderful rooms for our group. Hospitality of NOLA was warm and welcoming. If you did not love the city and jazz before the trip, you certainly would afterwards. Do not miss this experience!

Natalie from Jackson, MS Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 04/11/12 - 04/16/12
This program was excellent. Both leaders (we were divided into two groups but spent some time together with both of the leaders) were enthusiastic, knowledgeable, likable, and helpful. The person who led the half-day tour of the city was also great. I give all three of them (Annette, Joyce, and the person who led the city tour) A+ -- and I'm not an easy grader. Our classes were conducted by people who were not only outstanding musicians but also good teachers. They also get A+. The restaurants were for the most part outstanding (you can't get any better than Commander's Palace), and we had a nice balance of planned activities and free time. Everything was beautifully organized and efficient, yet with a laid-back feeling appropriate to the ambience of New Orleans. I was about to end this review by saying that I highly recommend the program, but I guess that's pretty clear.

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