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.

2022 Catapult Fund Program

The 2022 Catapult Fund is now open to entrepreneurs in the beauty, fashion and jewelry industries. Catapult provides intensive training in best practices for business, along with access to grant funding.

Jazz & Heritage Fall Concert Series

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation presents its Fall 2021 concert series! Join us at the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center on Saturdays in November and December.

Sync Up Sessions: NolaNext

What’s next in New Orleans’ music economy ? We took a deep dive into themes of artist entrepreneurship, artists emerging, collaborating and evolving within the local music industry. Missed it ? Catch up here.

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.

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Jazz & Heritage Center

The George and Joyce Wein Jazz and Heritage Center is our education and performance facility.

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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.