WILL NORRIS  – Raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Jackson, Mississippi, Will schooled at Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California and St Edwards Univerity in Austin, Texas. In 1990 Will moved to the French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana.

will-norris-at-satchmo-summ-e1348875092363Will is a graduate of the Professional Tour Guiding Class at Delgado Community College Professional Tour Guide Class.  For several years he developed course media for the Professional Tour Guide class taught by his father Bill Norris.

Will has a variety of experience in tour guiding.  You may have seen Will on the streets for Historic New Orleans Tours or Grayline Tours of New Orleans.  Special engagements have been with Carl Mack Presents,(see photo), Signature Events DMC and Accent on Arrangements.

Tours Will packed in his pocket include the Garden District, French Quarter and St Louis #1 cemetery.  It’s a broad-base of history and tour experience that have provided important background to the music tours.music tours get rave reviews. Fun to give and always an audience appreciative of New Orleans music history.”

Retired from daily tour guiding Will has published his father’s first book Down in New Orleans: True Stories of a Fabled City. “It’s a raconteurs telling of New Orleans history.  A collection of the stories dad used in the Professional Tour Guiding course he taught at Delgado.  Each semester 50% or more of the students were not their to get a tour guide license. They had a interest in New Orleans history and great storytelling”

They are working on a second book together.