Ensuring New Orleans’ rich cultural legacy lives on in future generations
The latest featured events and news from NOJHF.
A Very Vappy Holiday!
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation presents A Very Vappie Holiday featuring Don Vappie on Friday, December 8, 2023, at the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center (1225 N. Rampart Street). Doors open at 7pm and the concert begins promptly at 8pm.
Celebrating Allison Miner
“She was the conscience of the festival,” one longtime friend said of Allison Miner, the New Orleans Jazz Fest and Jazz & Heritage Foundation co-founder who established both the Festival’s Music Heritage Stage and the Foundation’s Archive.
Jazz Fest Volunteer Photographer Program
The Jazz & Heritage Archive is now accepting applications for its Jazz Fest Volunteer Photographer Program. The mission of the program is to provide documentation of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell for the Foundation Archive.
Open Now: 2023 Archive Fellowship Research Grant
The Jazz & Heritage Archive is now accepting applications for its competitive Fellowship Research Grant. The grant supports research about Louisiana’s diverse music, cultural, and artistic heritage.
Jazz Fest Crafts Application “Call For Entry”
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell is now accepting crafts applications for the 2024 event.
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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.
Educational programs that inspire our youth.
Economic initiatives that support our artists.
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.
The fully renovated facility includes 7 state-of-the-art classrooms outfitted for music instruction, a 200-seat auditorium, and a recording studio..
The Archive is the repository of materials and information from the Foundation’s various programs and activities — including Jazz Fest.
WWOZ 90.7 FM is the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Station, a community radio station. Photo by Kichea Burt.
The George and Joyce Wein Jazz and Heritage Center is our education and performance facility.
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.
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.