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Jazz & Heritage

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

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The latest featured events and news from NOJHF.

Music Rising Relief Fund

To apply for Music Rising assistance please complete the application. Deadline to apply for funding is February 14, 2022. Approved applicants will be notified by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation directly. For assistance, please call the hotline at (504) 558-6108. 

Jazz Fest 2022 Lineup Announced!

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell makes a triumphant return April 29 – May 8, 2022. Weekend passes and VIP packages are on sale now. View the lineup and purchase tickets at the link below.

2021-2022 Community Partnership Grant Recipients Announced

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation has awarded more than 1.2 million dollars to hundreds of Louisiana arts education programs (in-school and after-school), presenting organizations, and individual artists with media or documentation projects related to the Foundation’s mission. Check out this year’s recipients!

Jazz & Heritage (Mini) Concert Series

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation will present master guitarist Mahmoud Chouki on January 22 and accomplished pianist Oscar Rossignoli on January 29 at the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center.

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.