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The Bourbon Street retreat of the über-talented, ethically-challenegd trumpeter-bandleader is the go-to spot for ambitious, established, and on-the-rise local jazz artists. Mondays with Gerald French; Wednesdays featuring the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra; and the excellent Friday midnight Burlesque show are sure bets. The draperied, midsize room is swank, and the well-prepared drinks aren’t inexpensive (and service can be a bit snooty). But there’s rarely a cover for the high-caliber talent and atmosphere.