Jazz Concerts

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Chucho Valdes in a Jazz Journey concert. Photo by Eric Simon.

Chucho Valdes in a Jazz Journey concert. Photo by Eric Simon.

While Jazz Fest is our highest–profile event, employing more than 7,000 artists, the Foundation produces many other festivals and concerts throughout the year.

Our jazz concert series brings many of the leading figures of modern American music to New Orleans.

For upcoming events in our jazz concert series, please see our events calendar here.

Among the jazz luminaries who have performed as part of this series are:

Ahmad Jamal
Andy Bey
Brad Mehldau
Brian Blade
Carl Anderson
Christian Scott
Chucho Valdes
Cyrus Chestnut
Doc Paulin Family
Donald Harrison, Jr.
Dr. Lonnie Smith
Ellis Marsalis
Esperanza Spalding
Freddy Cole
Gregory Porter
The Heath Brothers
Ida McBeth
Idris Muhammad
Jack DeJohnette
Joe Lovano
John Pattitucci
Jon Lucien
Kevin Mahogany
Kurt Rosenwinkel
Malachi Thompson
Maynard Chatters
Michel Camilo
Monte Alexander
The New Legends
Nnenna Freelon
Patti Austin
Phil Woods
Shirley Horn
Slide Hampton
Wallace Roney

To support the efforts of presenters who work year–round to sustain jazz, the Foundation has established the Jazz Journey newsletter (see link below). Distributed in every copy of OffBeat magazine and at venues throughout the city, the newsletter helps the New Orleans jazz economy by guiding locals and visitors to the endless entertainment options in the Crescent City.


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