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First Annual Jazz & Heritage Charity Golf Tournament

American Commercial Lines and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation present our first annual charity golf tournament, to benefit the Heritage School of Music, Wednesday, June 18. [ more ]

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Rebirth Brass Band on Jazz Fest Mailer

This year's Jazz Fest "cachet," a commemorative envelope issued by the U.S. Postal Service, will feature the Rebirth Brass Band and will be unveiled Thursday. [ more ]

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Class Got Brass and Trombone Shorty Horn Give-Away Winners

Twelve schools competed in the third annual Class Got Brass contest, and were awarded trumpets and trombones in the first-annual Trombone Shorty Horn Give-Away [ more ]

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Treme Creole Gumbo Fest Wins OffBeat Award for Best Neighborhood Festival

Our Treme Creole Gumbo Festival took top honors for Best Neighborhood Festival at the 2013 OffBeat Best of the Beat Awards in a ceremony on Jan. 15. [ more ]

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Larry McKinley, 1927-2013

A beloved figure in New Orleans music, Larry McKinley was a record label co-founder, a radio personality and for many years was "The Voice of Jazz Fest." He passed away Dec. 8 at age 85. [ more ]

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Crescent City Blues & BBQ Menu Gets A Makeover

We've reorganized the food at our Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival to highlight regional styles. [ more ]

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Second-Life Recycling

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation is creating a new initiative - Second-Life Recycling - to promote recycling and environmentalism at our events. [ more ]

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Foundation Gives $360,000 in Community Partnership Grants

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, the non-profit that owns the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell, recently presented its 2013-2014 community partnership grants, totaling $361,865. Full story on NOLA.com. [ more ]

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Autographed Guitar to be Auctioned at Blues Fest

We'll auction off a specially painted guitar - signed by all of our Blues & BBQ Festival performers - to raise money for our Heritage School of Music. [ more ]

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Live Painting at Blues & BBQ Fest Will Raise $ for Heritage School

The "live artist" John Bukaty will be at the Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival painting some of our performers - which will be auctioned to benefit our Heritage School of Music. [ more ]

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2013 Blues & BBQ Fest T-Shirt Design Contest Winner

Doug Fleener from Chicago is the winner of this year's contest to design the official t-shirt of the Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival. [ more ]

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Community Partnership Grants - Applications Being Accepted Now

Apply now to receive funding through our Community Partnership Grants [ more ]

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Blues Fest VIP Tickets on Sale Now

For the third year, we're offering a VIP backstage pass to our Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival. [ more ]

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Jazz & Heritage Center Named for Jazz Fest Founders George & Joyce Wein

The husband and wife team who created the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation will have the Foundation’s new educational and community center named in their honor. [ more ]

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NEA Awards $25,000 to Jazz & Heritage Foundation

Our Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival is one of 832 projects nationwide to receive funding from the National Endowment for the Arts [ more ]

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Blues Fest T-shirt Design Winner Announced

A young artist from Jakarta, Indonesia, is the winner of this year's contest to design the official t-shirt of the Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival. [ more ]

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Heritage School of Music Auditions

The Don "Moose" Jamison Heritage School of Music, our free education program, will hold auditions for new students on Saturday, Sept. 15, at 10 a.m. at Dillard University's Cook Fine Arts Center. [ more ]

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Community Partnership Grants Now Open

The Foundation is now accepting applications in four categories of Community Partnership Grants. [ more ]

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Keb Mo to Headline Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest

Keb Mo will top the bill at the 2012 Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival, Oct. 12-14 in Lafayette Square Park. [ more ]

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Men in Black 3D - New Orleans Sneak Preview, May 24

A sneak preview of the blockbuster "Men In Black 3" in 3D, with proceeds to benefit the Heritage School of Music. [ more ]

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Class Got Brass Winners

KIPP McDonogh 15 Middle School took the top prize in the Class Got Brass competition on March 25. [ more ]

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Congo Square Weekend - March 24-25

The fifth annual Congo Square New World Rhythms Festival is the cornerstone of a huge weekend of events March 24-25. [ more ]

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High School Brass Band Competition: Class Got Brass

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation is creating a contest for Louisiana high schools to win up to $10,000 in instruments for their school's band programs. Applications are due March 16. The finals will be in a second-line parade on March 25. [ more ]

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Video from Community Partnership Grants

See the new video from our presentation of $200,000 in funding for the Community Partnership Grants program. [ more ]

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Two Grants Now Available - Artwork Creation/Exhibiton and International Travel for Musicians

We are now offering grants in two categories - to create or exhibit art works that document or interpret the indigenous culture of Louisiana, and to help cover the cost of air fare for Louisiana musicians traveling outside the United States for performance engagements. [ more ]

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Sync Up Conference 2012

Pandora founder Tim Westergren, label chief Daniel Glass of Glassnote Records and powerhouse booking agent Tom Windish will be among the leaders from the worlds of live concerts, music-in-film, digital media and music marketing speaking at the fifth annual Sync Up conference. [ more ]

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2011 Jazz Fest Talent Announced!

Arcade Fire, Bon Jovi, Jimmy Buffett, Sonny Rollins, Kid Rock, John Mellencamp, Wilco, Robert Plant, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Willie Nelson, The Strokes and John Legend & The Roots will joion hundreds of Louisiana greats at 2011Jazz Fest in New Orleans. [ more ]

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Heritage School of Music - Spring Semester

The Don Jamison Heritage School of Music will hold auditions for the spring semester on Saturday, Jan. 15. Music students between the ages of 11 and 17 from the entire metro New Orleans region are encouraged to participate in this free education program. [ more ]

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Foundation Names New Board Officers

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation, Inc., - the nonprofit organization that owns the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell – has elected new officers to its board of directors. [ more ]

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Heritage School of Music Classes Are Starting!

Classes start Oct. 9 for the Don Jamison Heritage School of Music. Classes will be held Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Dillard University in the 2nd floor band room of the Cook Fine Arts Center. [ more ]

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Blues & BBQ Fest T-Shirt Design Contest Winners

We received so many great entries for our contest to design the t-shirt for our upcoming Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival that we picked two winners. [ more ]

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