2023 JAZZ & HERITAGE GALA
AT Generations Hall, Thursday, april 27
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation presents its 23rd Annual Jazz & Heritage Gala at Generations Hall on the evening of April 27, 2023.
Thursday, April 27, 2023
Patron Party at 6pm
Gala at 7pm to 10pm
310 Andrew Higgins Dr.
New Orleans, LA 70130
Celebrate the night with New Orleans’ finest musicians at Generations Hall
Patron Party 6:00pm- 7:00pm
Gala Heritage stage
Sponsored by Hancock Whitney
7:00pm-8:00pm: Heritage School of Music All-Stars with Quiana Lynell, Gabrielle Cavassa and Meryl Zimmerman
8:00pm-8:15pm: Guest DJ
8:15-9:30: Firm Roots: Herlin Riley, Derek Douget, Peter Harris, Dwight Fitch, Jr. and Ashlin Parker
gala ballroom stage
Sponsored by the Gia Maione Prima Foundation
7:15pm-8:15pm: John Boutte featuring Herman Lebeaux, Oscar Rossignoli, Caleb Torkarska and Nobumasa Osaki
8:15pm-8:30pm: Guest DJ
8:30pm-9:45pm: The New Orleans All Star Torkestra: Nick Daniels III of Dumpstaphunk, Chris Adkins of Runnin Pardners, Grammy Winner, Jamison Ross, and David Torkanowsky with the “Horn Stars” horn section with special guests: Irma Thomas, Deacon John Moore, Kermit Ruffins and Erica Falls
Irma Thomas to be honored at the 2023 Jazz & Heritage Gala
She’s a worldwide legend, Grammy Award Winner, and an original WWOZ Guardian of the Groove from the earliest days and an active Board Member of the station. She’s played every Jazz Fest since 1974—appearing on multiple stages.
Living legend Irma Thomas is known throughout the world as the unrivaled Soul Queen of New Orleans. Irma can sing anything—Blues, R&B, Gospel, Pop…you name it. She is one of our city’s most beloved and enduring musical ambassadors and a dedicated supporter of multiple non-profits in and around New Orleans.
We are thrilled to honor her at the Gala this year with the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation’s Champion of Culture Award.
All sponsorship levels will receive recognition in Gala-related media and announcement
Heritage Star: $10,000
Patron party access for 8 guests
Reserved table seating for 8
8 Gala passes: transferrable with entry and re-entry for all days at the 2023 Jazz Fest
2 signed and numbered prints of the Official 2023 Jazz Fest poster
Culture Star: $5,000
Patron party access for 4 guests
Reserved table seating for 4
4 Gala passes: transferrable with entry and re-entry for all days at the 2023 Jazz Fest
1 Signed and numbered print of the Official 2023 Jazz Fest poster
Band Leader: $2,500
Patron party access for 2 guests
2 Gala passes: transferrable with entry and re-entry for all days at the 2023 Jazz Fest
1 numbered print of the Official 2023 Jazz Fest Poster
Jazz Fest Gala: $800
1 Gala entry
1 Gala Pass: transferrable with entry and re-entry for all days at the 2023 Jazz Fest
Please contact Shanna Hudson-Stowe, Development Associate at 504-558-6100 or email@example.com to confirm your patronage!
“Having a resource like the Heritage School of Music especially when it’s free is invaluableCaroline Mendez -Heritage School of music parent
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a dress code ? The dress code for the gala is “Festive Cocktail” attire.
Will there be refreshments for the Gala ? Yes – your ticket purchase includes unlimited cocktails and delicious offerings.
Is there an auction ? Yes – the auction will be online, as well as in-person which will take place at Generations Hall. Details below.
Is parking available ? Parking details will be announced.
The Gala Committee is comprised of members of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation’s Board of Directors. This event is proudly produced by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation.
Rachel Cousin, Co-Chair
Julie Wise Oreck, Co-Chair
Caryn Rodgers-Battiste, Co-Chair
Gala Ballroom Stage Sponsor
Gala Heritage Stage Sponsor
Heritage Star Sponsors
Culture Star Sponsors
Band Leader Patrons
Judge And Mrs. Sidney H. Cates IV
Mark & Sharon Chertok
Deep South Center for Environmental Justice
David Francis & Nicole Wright
Steven & Karen Herman
Courtney & Michael Katzenstein
Crystal Marks-Price & Ernest Price Jr.
Robert & Chi-Chi Millman
Lois Mummaw & Gregg Hill
Ethel & Bill Rouselle
Beth Arroyo Utterback, WWOZ
Dawn Adams Wheelahan
About the Gala
The Foundation will present its 23rd Jazz & Heritage Gala at Generations Hall on the evening of Thursday April 27, 2023. Join us as we celebrate Jazz Fest with great music, food and company.
We hope to see you in that number as a Patron or Sponsor of the Jazz & Heritage Gala. Gain access to this early opportunity to secure your ticket to the Gala and a Gala Pass to Jazz Fest 2023.
Proceeds will support the Don “Moose”Jamison Heritage School of Music. The Heritage School of Music proudly provides free-of-charge lessons taught by the finest musicians and educators the city has to offer, reaching 300 school-aged students with dynamic music instruction and opportunity
About the Heritage School of Music
The Don “Moose” Jamison Heritage School of Music proudly provides free-of-charge lessons taught by the finest musicians and educators the city has to offer, reaching more than 300 school-aged students with dynamic music instruction and opportunity. It is the Foundation’s longest standing educational program and has expanded to include a Beginners program, the Vocal workshops that take place at NORD centers across the GNO area, and Audio Production Workshops. The school holds classes three days a week at the George and Joyce Wein Jazz and Heritage Center. The state-of-the-art facility has several classrooms, a recording space, and a performance hall.