The new orleans jazz & Heritage Archive

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation Archive identifies, collects, preserves, and protects the records of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, including its assets and programs. These materials are used to support the mission of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation to promote, preserve, perpetuate, and encourage the music, culture, and heritage of communities in Louisiana.

The Archive’s collections include over 50 years of historic materials from the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival — including the Allison Miner Music Heritage Stage and African, Folk and Food Heritage stages. These sessions provide valuable information about Louisiana’s culture and its impact on the world.

The Archive also houses collections of photos, posters, film footage, audio recordings, signs, business records and other artifacts from events dating to the beginning of the Foundation in 1970.

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.

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 email

 Contact Information

The Jazz & Heritage Archive

901 Toulouse St.

New Orleans, LA 70112

Tel: (504) 558-6138