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Travel Tunes: Hit the Road with Bon Voyage—Jazzy Ash’s Collection of NOLA Sounds

Bon Voyage

WINNER: Congratulations to Krissy!

Whether you’re driving across the country or just down the road, good music the whole family loves makes any trip better. That’s why we’re loving the soon-to-be released Bon Voyage by Jazzy Ash. Her new CD takes the whole family on a Crescent City inspired, jazz music adventure.

Jazzy Ash, aka Ashli Christoval, grew up with a mom from New Orleans and a dad from Trinidad. Music infused her home life every day, from jazz to Caribbean rhythms to the lively children’s music which was playing all the time for the kids in her mother’s home day care. She often spent summers in New Orleans with her aunts and grandparents, enjoying the culture and music. This mom to two boys now lives in Orange County, California.

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Bon Voyage features gypsy jazz, zydeco, swing, blues, and Dixieland to encourage kids and their grown-ups to celebrate the music of New Orleans as part of the American folk music heritage. The album is the next best thing to marching down Bourbon Street. Jazzy Ash’s cover of the Louis Armstrong classic “Heebie Jeebies” is in #1 rotation on SiriusXM Kids Place Live radio and it deserves it. Check out the jazzy tune here and we’re sure you’ll agree. The other stand out song is “Firefly”, a swingy jazz tune that has an Ella Fitzgerald vibe.

Bon Voyage will be available from various retailers and beginning on July 28 ($12.97 CD, $9.99 digital – Leaping Lizards Music), but today Playground has a copy to give away to one lucky reader!

To enter, tell us your favorite thing about New Orleans in comments.

Contest starts Tuesday, July 21 at 9 am EST and ends Friday, July 24, 2015 at 12 pm EST. One person who leaves a comment by July 24, 2015 at 12 pm EST will be randomly chosen to win a copy of Bon Voyage.

You MUST leave a comment here to be entered and you may only comment once to get an entry, but if you want another entry and up your chances of winning, follow us on Twitter and tweet about the giveaway.

Good luck!

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Jazzy Ash and her band plan several shows around Southern California this summer, including The Getty Garden Concerts in Los Angeles and the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana in August. An east coast tour, including fall dates at NYC’s Symphony Space and Lincoln Center, will follow.

Bonus: To truly recreate a New Orleans trip experience, make this Beignet recipe and Laissez les bons temps rouler!




5 thoughts on “Travel Tunes: Hit the Road with Bon Voyage—Jazzy Ash’s Collection of NOLA Sounds”

  1. My favorite memory of NOLA was Dr. Wagner’s Honey Island Swamp Tour with El Whoppo, the 13 foot alligator who eats marshmallows. Super worthwhile tour.


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