Chanteuse Concert Series Announcement 2023

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation Announces 2023 Chanteuse: Celebrating New Orleans Women in Music Concert Series 


NEW ORLEANS (February 8, 2023) – The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation is proud to announce the 2023 edition of Chanteuse: Celebrating New Orleans Women in Music, a concert series featuring outstanding women vocalists at the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center located at 1225 N. Rampart Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, 70116. 

This series of programs focusing on women comes during a time when the lack of women in roles throughout the music industry has come to the forefront. Chanteuse is part of an ongoing effort by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation to address inequities in the music industry.

Friday, February 24: Lulu & The Broadsides 

Over the past two decades, internationally lauded “songwriter’s songwriter” Dayna Kurtz has intermittently dived into her crate digger’s curated repertoire of largely obscure soul and R&B gems, as well as penned originals designed to sound as though they’d been unearthed from the same record hound’s favorite crypt, all caressed with the rich, rough and smoky vocals the Washington Post once described as a “…deep hued garnet of lifeblood and beauty.” Buy Tickets: HERE

Saturday, February 25: Erica Falls

Soul singer and songwriter Erica Falls credits her unique vintage sound to her childhood growing up in New Orleans’ 9th Ward, where her parents introduced her to Roberta Flack, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Nina Simone, Sarah Vaughn, and Whitney Houston. Whether on stage or in the studio, she channels a sassy, soulful tone that recalls an earlier era.  Buy Tickets: HERE

Friday, March 3: The Sarah Quintana Band 

Sarah Quintana is a singer-songwriter from New Orleans with a background rich in jazz, folk and popular music. She is a charming performer, devoted guitarist and her voice is instantly recognizable. Quintana splits her time between the US and France, working alongside Michael Doucet of BeauSoleil, saxophonist Raphael Imbert, touring on her own repertoire with French and American musicians. Buy Tickets: HERE

Saturday, March 4: Ever More Nest

Rooted in Southern musical traditions and infused with confessional 90s angst, the music of Ever More Nest can likewise lull and rock you right off a front porch. Ever More Nest’s dynamic, homegrown voice—hugged by lush, church-pew harmonies—is complemented by ghostly, effusive guitars, spirited mandolin and banjo, mournful fiddle, and a rhythm section steady as a country train. Buy Tickets: HERE

Friday, March 10: The Nayo Jones Experience

Nayo’s vocal range has been compared to the likes of Natalie Cole, Nancy Wilson, even Whitney Houston. She has been the opening act for legendary George Benson, Chris Botti and more. Nayo has been on stage at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, French Quarter Fest and many other Louisiana festivals annually since 2012. She has consistently drawn rave reviews for her performances. Nayo and her band, “The Nayo Jones Experience” has a longstanding residency at the Carousel Lounge located in the historic Hotel Monteleone and The Jazz Playhouse at the Royal Sonesta Hotel. Buy Tickets: HERE

Saturday, March 11: Sharon Martin

New Orleans soulful R&B, blues and jazz singer Sharon Martin is one of the treasures of the Crescent City. She has been singing professionally since the mid-1980s and has established herself as one of our favorites with a range of styles and emotions that she conveys with ease. Soulful, powerful and joyful one moment, delicate and subdued the next – Sharon draws her audience in with her warm personality. Sharon has performed at the New Orleans Jazz Festival for many years and has worked with a “who’s who” of major artists, from Joe Sample and Benny Carter to New Orleans legends Dave Bartholomew and Wilson “Willie T” Turbinton and more. Buy Tickets: HERE

Tickets are $10. All proceeds from this concert series directly support the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation. Doors open at 7pm and the concerts begin promptly at 8pm. Seating is limited, so please register in advance. 

All performances will be livestreamed on and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation YouTube channel and Facebook page.

Video capture and livestream of this program is made possible by Jazz & Heritage radio station WWOZ 90.7 FM

Chanteuse is a presentation of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation.

Our broadcast partner is WWOZ New Orleans 90.7 FM.

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation is the nonprofit organization that owns the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell. The Foundation uses the proceeds from Jazz Fest, and other funds, for year-round programs in the areas of education, economic development and cultural events. For more about the Foundation and what we do, visit us online at