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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.

The Life and Artistry of Leigh “Little Queenie” Harris

The Historic New Orleans Collection and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation team up to present The Life and Artistry of Leigh “Little Queenie” Harris , a panel discussion and tribute concert happening Wednesday, March 13, 2024 at the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center.

Chanteuse: Celebrating New Orleans Women in Music

Held annually during Women’s History Month, Chanteuse serves as a vibrant celebration of women’s contributions to New Orleans music.

Music Lineup Announced for 2024 Congo Square Rhythms Festival

The Congo Square Rhythms Festival on March 23 and 24 features two full days of music from 10:45am to 7:30pm across two stages. 

Community Outreach Ticket Applications

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation supports community involvement at Jazz Fest by distributing thousands of free tickets to Louisiana social service nonprofits through the Community Outreach Ticket program. Applications are currently being accepted until Friday, March 18, 2024, at 11 p.m. CST.

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2024 Lineup

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell, the annual celebration of the unique culture and heritage of New Orleans and Louisiana, has just unveiled its very special lineup for the 2024 Festival.

Class Got Brass Applications Now Open

Class Got Brass will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2024, in conjunction with the Congo Square Rhythms Festival.

2024 Jazz & Heritage Gala Tickets

Tickets are on sale NOW for the star-studded Jazz & Heritage Gala! The Gala is Wednesday, April 24, 2024 at Generations Hall in New Orleans.

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.