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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.

Guardians of the Flame Film Screening – Friday, June 28

Despite facing discrimination, post-Hurricane Katrina neglect, and cultural appropriation, the Harrison family steadfastly preserves their heritage, shaping the future of Black Masking traditions in New Orleans. The screening happens on Friday, June 28th at 7pm at the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center: 1225 N. Rampart Street, New Orleans. A Q&A session with filmmakers and members of the Harrison family will follow the screening.  RSVP today as space is very limited.

Now Open: Community Partnership Grants

We are now accepting requests for funding of up to $7500 in for the Presenting, Media Documentation, and Louisiana Cultural Equity Arts & Creation categories of the Community Partnership Grant program. Deadline is July 8th

Announcing Special Musical Guests for August 2024 Colombia Trip

Thanks to a generous sponsorship from Expedia, four distinguished musical artists from Louisiana will accompany participants on this extraordinary journey: Sean Ardoin, Tonya Boyd-Cannon, Aurora Nealand, and Adonis Rose.

Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest returns October 11-13, 2024

Presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, the Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival features three days filled with live blues and jazz performances, a local art market, and some of the best BBQ vendors throughout the Crescent City!

Tremé Creole Gumbo Fest Applications

Food and Craft vendor applications are now open for the 2024 Tremé Creole Gumbo Festival happening November 9-10 at Armstrong Park!

Crescent City Blues & BBQ Fest Applications

Food and Craft vendor applications are now open for the 2024 Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival happening October 11-13 at Lafayette Square Park!

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.