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Ensuring New Orleans’ rich cultural legacy lives on in future generations

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The latest featured events and news from NOJHF.

Community Outreach Tickets

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation supports community involvement in the 2023 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell. Each year, thousands of free tickets are distributed to Louisiana social service nonprofits through the Community Outreach Ticket program. Applications are currently being accepted until Monday, March 20th.

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2023 Lineup Announcement

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell today announced the music lineup for the 2023 event, scheduled for April 28 – May 7. 

Remembering Barbara Lacen-Keller

New Orleans culture bearer and activist Barbara Lacen Keller has died at the age of 76.  Barbara was a beloved member of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation’s Board of Directors. She leaves a legacy worthy to be celebrated and remembered for generations to come.

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation Awards $1.4 Million in Community Partnership Grants

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation is pleased to announce the 2022-2023 Community Partnership Grant awardees, on view now at communitypartnershipgrants.org

2023 Jazz & Heritage Gala

The 23rd annual Jazz & Heritage Gala will kick off Jazz Fest at Generations Hall on the evening of Thursday April 27, 2023. Join us as we celebrate Jazz Fest with great music, food and company!

Help support our mission.

Donations may be made in any amount and can be directed to a specific program area. You can also make a Gift Donation for a friend or family member.

We Teach.

Educational programs that inspire our youth.

  • Tom Dent Lecture Series

    Tom Dent Congo Square Lecture Series

  • HSM for Beginners

    HSM Beginners: Music Classes For First-Time Learners

  • Vocal Workshops

    Vocal Workshops for Kids with Tonya Boyd-Cannon

  • Pro-Audio Workshops

We build.

Economic initiatives that support our artists.

We celebrate.

Cultural events that enrich our community.

Our living legacy

The Jazz & Heritage Foundation has a close relationship with assets it supports all year long. These longstanding institutions of heritage are beloved in the community and worldwide.

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is firmly established as a singular celebration of both historic and contemporary significance.

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The fully renovated facility includes 7 state-of-the-art classrooms outfitted for music instruction, a 200-seat auditorium, and a recording studio..

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The Archive is the repository of materials and information from the Foundation’s various programs and activities — including Jazz Fest.

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WWOZ 90.7 FM is the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Station, a community radio station. Photo by Kichea Burt.

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The George and Joyce Wein Jazz and Heritage Center is our education and performance facility.

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The Jazz & Heritage Gala is an annual kick-off celebration to Jazz Fest. It’s also a special opportunity to support the Foundation’s mission to make music education accessible to all kids.

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Calling All volunteers!

We are always happy to meet new friends who want to support the music and culture of New Orleans. If you would like to know more about volunteer opportunities, please contact us to learn more about opportunities to get involved. 

When the fest is over, our work is just beginning.

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation is the nonprofit that owns the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell. We use the proceeds from Jazz Fest, and other funds, for year-round programs to support our music and culture.

Photos on this website are by Eric Simon Photography, unless otherwise noted.