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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.

Jazz & Heritage Concert Series in December with Detroit Brooks and Doreen’s Jazz New Orleans

Join us at the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center on December 9 for Detroit Brooks & The Syncopated Percolators, and on December 16 for Doreen’s Jazz New Orleans.

Jazz & Heritage Fellowship Program Now Accepting Applications

The Jazz & Heritage Fellowship is a two-year program to support research about Louisiana’s diverse music, cultural, and artistic heritage. Successful applicants have a history of productive scholarship via public presentations, publications, or exhibitions. One recipient will be chosen to receive $10,000 in support over two years from the Jazz & Heritage Archive.

Apply to be a Food or Craft Vendor at the 2023 Treme Creole Gumbo & Congo Square Rhythms Festivals

The festivals return to Louis Armstrong Park on March 25 & 26, 2023

Jazz Fest Volunteer Photography Program

This program joins photographers, from a variety of backgrounds, with the Festival and Archive to provide the unique experience of photographing the world-renowned Jazz Fest.

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.