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Gliding through the air like a breeze, New Orleans jazz is part of the city in the most intimate of ways. Royal Street in the French Quarter is one such hotspot. Buskers routinely play on the corners to strolling masses. One performer told me, “If my music makes you stop and listen, leave a tip. If you don’t stop, I don’t deserve one.”

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Gliding through the air like a breeze, New Orleans jazz is part of the city in the most intimate of ways. Royal Street in the French Quarter is one such hotspot. Buskers routinely play on the corners to strolling masses. One performer told me, “If my music makes you stop and listen, leave a tip. If you don’t stop, I don’t deserve one.”