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Say yes to New Orleans

In the Big Easy, say yes to everything going. Say yes to beignets soused in café au lait. When you hear the soulful sound of a jazz band, stop to listen, when you are invited for a drink, then stay for two.

Say yes to exploring: the galleries and vintage shops, the Garden District’s quiet streets. Look up our flights to New Orleans: moss-hung oaks and Southern hospitality await. Music is a part of life here and you won’t have to travel far to hear it seeping down the streets like mud in the bayou. This is the city that invented jazz, after all. Come for wild nights, but stay for the state of elegant decay afterwards- the atmospheric cemeteries, the sophisticated touch of French and Spanish influence crumbling off beautiful old buildings. Then restore yourself with the warm heartiness of a good old gumbo.

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High flying jazz birds

Busk for your seat jazz video

British Airways is taking three young musicians to the home of jazz on their sold-out VIP party flight to New Orleans.

Grammy winning singer, songwriter and pianist, Jon Cleary, and double MOBO award-winning saxophonist, YolanDa Brown, selected the three winners who will ‘busk’ to 150 VIPs on the airline’s exclusive charter flight to the ‘Big Easy’ for Mardi Gras.

Quinn Oulton, 21, from London, 25-year-old Jamie Brownfield, from Powys in Wales, and 21-year-old Londoner Cherise Adams-Burnett will perform on board the sold-out flight that will also feature a sky-high set from YolanDa Brown.

All three musicians have secured the trip of a lifetime for themselves and a friend, each winning a pair of seats on the flight, three night’s accommodation at Hyatt Regency and Mardi Gras parade tickets.

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