New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation Archive

Search the Collection Jazz Fest Database
The Jazz and Heritage Archive sits in the historic French Quarter and houses years of New Orleans' cultural heritage.

The Jazz and Heritage Archive sits in the historic French Quarter and houses years of New Orleans' cultural heritage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Applications for the 2020 Jazz Fest Volunteer Photographer Program Now Open!

Do you want to contribute to the ongoing documentation of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival? Applications for the 2020 Jazz Fest Volunteer Photographer Program open on November 12, 2019. The Volunteer Photographer Program is a community outreach project of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation’s Archive. The mission of the program is to provide documentation of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell for the Foundation Archive. This documentation goes beyond the stages and music to include the “internal culture” of Jazz Fest - the food, art, culture and people who attend the festival. Download the complete call at the bottom of this page. Applications are open November 12, 2019 to December 25, 2019.

 

The Collection:
The Archive is the repository of materials and information from the Foundation’s various programs and activities — including Jazz Fest. These materials are made available for scholarly and other types of research. 

A large portion of the collection consists of recordings from Jazz Fest — from the Allison Miner Music Heritage Stage, as well as the African, Folk and Food Heritage stages. These sessions provide exclusive information relating to Louisiana’s culture and its impact on the world.

The Archive also houses a vast inventory of photos, posters, film footage, audio tapes, signs, business records and other artifacts from events dating to the beginning of the Foundation.
SEARCH OUR CATALOG HERE.

Searchable Online Database of Jazz Fest Performers:
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation Archive is proud to unveil a useful new online tool for music lovers: The Jazz Fest Database.

The Jazz Fest Database is a searchable, web-based platform that allows anyone to find out which artists performed at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival dating back to the first festival in 1970.

So, if you’ve ever wondered which years Irma Thomas, Snooks Eaglin or anyone else played Jazz Fest – and on which date and on what stage – the Jazz Fest Database can help.
ACCESS THE JAZZ FEST DATABASE HERE.

Archive Mission:
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation Archive is an educational resource that identifies, collects, preserves and protects materials of cultural and historical significance to New Orleans and Louisiana, as well as the records of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation and its assets and programs. These materials are to be used solely for scholarly research and interpretation and to support the mission of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation.

The Archive is open to the public by appointment. For more information, please contact the Jazz & Heritage Foundation Archive by calling (504) 558-6138. Or click on this link to send an email.

Contact Information:
The Jazz & Heritage Archive
901 Toulouse St.
New Orleans, LA 70112
Tel: (504) 558-6138
E-mail: archive@jazzandheritage.org

 

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation, Inc.