Noburu Hideki and Roku Ito come from Tokyo. They became best friends at school when they discovery they were both crazy about American music.
When they were 16 they started going to concerts all over Japan. It was their dream to one day visit America-The home of the music they love.
The boys are now 22, and they´re planning a trip to the US. They´re going to travel from one home jazz to another- From Louisiana in the south to New York in the north.
Jazz is a musical genre born in the second half of the 19th century in the United States. Many slaves in louisiana began to play without knowing.
A famous jazz star was Frank Sinatra, who was born in New Jersey and created famous songs like Wy may, Fly Me to the Moon, I`ve Got You Under My Skin …..
Last year about 400000 people attented the festival. Noburu and Rock are giong to stay in the French Quarter of city. ´It´s so exciting´, says Roku. ´We´re staying near Bourbon Street. It´s famous for its jazz clubs and nightlife, and it´s only a 30-minute-walk form the festival´.
From New Orleans they’re going to drive north to Memphis, Tennessee, the home of Elvis Presley.