Early 2009, Jeremy Habegger made the leap from his hometown Nantes in France, to Cocoa Beach, Florida. His savings dried up in one year because there were no jobs du to the housing crisis. “I was broke, but it was unthinkable to sell my instruments. I still own them today!”
“In France, I played piano and organ in many original bands, some blues, some funk and some jazz, but had to play 80’s covers in a wedding band to pay the bills.” He finally realized that being a musician was hard enough a path that he should at least be able to play music that he thought had integrity. “That’s why today I play on Frenchmen Street and not on Bourbon Street.” When asked “Why did you move to New Orleans?”, he answers “Gravitation! I’m not from here, but this is where I feel at home.”
He finally realized that being a musician was hard enough a path that he should at least be able to play music that he thought had integrity.
With the Crescent City at heart, Jeremy eventually became a tour guide after graduating from the New Orleans Professional Tour Guiding class at Delgado,
“I wanted to know more about this city. New Orleans has such a fascinating history. I feel very fortunate that I was well mentored by experienced local tour guides. What better way to share the knowledge of this great city than to give a New Orleans history tour with an emphasis on jazz!"
"This is a must!Jeremy was better than terrific! Giving general history and overview of NOLA and what we should "do" while in town. Many thanks to Jeremy for a fabulous tour and guiding us through our most memorable time in NOLA!"
"Great tour! My son’s first time in New Orleans. Perfect introduction to the city’s history, culture and of course it’s music. I’ll definitely be recommending this to friends visiting the city in the future."
"I’d recommend this tour not only to jazz enthusiasts, but also to history buffs as a lot of really interesting historical topics were also covered. Well done!"
"We never thought the time would go by so fast! Our guide Jeremy was professional, knowledgeable and passionate. I strongly recommend this tour especially at the beginning of your trip to New Orleans."