A New Orleans Reunion Celebration: Let the Good Times Roll Again!
Steamboats, architecture, Creole cuisine and jazz — reacquaint yourself with New Orleans as you immerse yourself in the history and culture of Road Scholar’s Destination of the Year.
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Program No. 23160RJ
7 days
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At a Glance

It’s a Road Scholar reunion — for the first time ever — in Road Scholar’s 2018 Destination of the Year! If you have ever experienced New Orleans with us in the past, we’re inviting you back to celebrate the Crescent City’s 300-year anniversary. We’ve pulled out all the stops in this grand event and even planned a surprise or two! You’ll learn from our most beloved instructors, dine on quintessential New Orleans cuisine and have signature experiences inside and outside the city. Here’s your chance to re-connect with New Orleans and let the good times roll!
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking up to one mile per day.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Enjoy private concerts with local jazz musicians and dance through the streets in a Road Scholar “Second Line Parade!”
  • Venture into plantation country to learn about the complex history of the antebellum South.
  • Sit down for lunch on the Mighty Miss on one of the last authentic steamboats on the river.

General Notes

This is a large group program. Max of 120 participants, divided into smaller groups for activities.
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Doreen Ketchens
Doreen Ketchens is a musician whose primary interest lies in spreading the culture and traditional music of New Orleans all over the world, through performances and education. As the leader of the jazz band Doreen’s Jazz New Orleans, she has been called "Queen Clarinet", "The female Louis Armstrong", and “Lady Louie” by critics who have heard her perform. Her husband, Lawrence, plays the tuba, valve trombone and piano with the group. Doreen's Jazz New Orleans has represented New Orleans around the world, performing in Africa, Asia, Canada, Europe, South America, Russia and the U.S. They have played for four U.S. presidents, including Bill Clinton, George Bush Sr., Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter. It is almost impossible to sit through a performance of Doreen's Jazz New Orleans without moving in your seat, shouting, clapping, or tapping your feet — we think you’ll agree!

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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