The New Orleans jazz funeral. The boisterous, jazz-tinged funeral procession is one of the well known images of New Orleans, Louisiana.  Fusing West African, French and African-American traditions, funerals in New Orleans strike a wonderful balance between joy and grief as mourners are lead by a marching band. The band plays sorrowful music at first, but once the body is buried, they shift to an upbeat note. Dancing is generally a part of the event, to commemorate the life of the deceased. Design your own funeral, your way.  Contact Sarah on 07870763304 for more information about Funeral Wishes.