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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 2023-2024 Community Partnership Grant cycle is now open!

Now accepting requests for funding of up to $5,000 to support music and art education programs, cultural events put on by Louisiana arts-based nonprofits, new artistic works that interpret Louisiana culture, and other projects that support the Jazz & Heritage Foundation’s mission.

Louisiana -Cajun Zydeco Summer Concert Series!

The 2023 Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Summer Concert Series celebrates the rich musical traditions of Southwestern Louisiana. This year, we’re presenting Louisiana’s indigenous sounds indoors at the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center!

The 2023 Catapult Fund small business training program now accepting applications!

Applicants may apply in two categories: culinary arts, or the beauty, fashion, and jewelry industries!

The Don “Moose” Jamison Heritage School of Music now accepting applications!

The Don “Moose” Jamison Heritage School of Music is our signature music education program at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation.

Remembering Edward “Kidd” Jordan

It is with heavy hearts that we mourn the passing of a true legend, Edward “Kidd” Jordan.

Class Got Brass 2023 Winners Announced

Class Got Brass is a program of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation to support music education in the schools while promoting the traditional brass band music of New Orleans. Here are the winners of Class Got Brass 2023.

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.