Welcome to the
New Orleans
Jazz & Heritage
Foundation

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


Happening Now

The latest featured events and news from NOJHF.

Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival returns October 14-16, 2022 to Lafayette Square Park

Join us for live blues music, a large arts market, and BBQ.

Music Rising Relief Funds for 1,400+ Louisiana Musicians and Industry Workers

Music Rising, the charitable organization created after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 has awarded grant relief to 1,474 musicians and industry workers who struggled financially due to the pandemic and after Hurricane Ida.

Congratulations to our Catapult Fund Class of 2022

The 2022 Catapult Fund focused on entrepreneurs in the beauty, fashion and jewelry industries throughout Louisiana.

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.