Jazz & Heritage Concerts

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Chucho Valdes in a Jazz & Heritage Concert. Photo by Eric Simon.

Chucho Valdes in a Jazz & Heritage Concert. Photo by Eric Simon.


While the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival may be the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation’s highest-profile event, the Foundation also presents concerts throughout the year as part of the Jazz & Heritage Concert Series. Housed at the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center—a fully-renovated, historic Tremé building—the Jazz & Heritage Concert Series highlights local favorites and visiting artists.


In the spring of 2020, the Jazz & Heritage Foundation will present an incredible line-up for Chanteuse: Celebrating New Orleans Women in Music. Click here for biographies and more information on this concert series!

  • March 5, 8:00 p.m. Germaine Bazzle
  • March 6, 8:00 p.m. Lilli Lewis Project
  • March 7, 8:00 p.m. Alexis and the Samurai with special guest Alexandra Scott
  • March 11 Sync Up Session: A Conversation with Germaine Bazzle
  • March 12, 8:00 p.m. Cyrille Aimée - Postponed 
  • March 13 8:00 p.m. Maggie Koerner - Postponed
  • March 14 8:00 p.m. Meschiya Lake and the Little Big Horns - Postponed

As always, the Foundation will present two free concerts during Jazz Fest. 

  • April 25, 8:00 p.m. The Quezergue R&B Review with Brian Quezergue: A Tribute to Wardell Quezergue
  • May 2, 8:00 p.m. Nicholas Payton

Jazz & Heritage concerts are free and open to the public. Doors for 8:00 p.m. sets are at 7:30 p.m. Doors for 9:30 p.m. sets are at 9:00 p.m.


The 2019-2020 season kicked off with the Jazz Now series, December 5-14. These two weeks of concerts present what's new and modern in New Orleans; a complete line-up is included below.

December 5, 8:00 p.m. Stephen Gordon Quintet
December 6, 8:00 p.m. Amina Scott
December 7, 8:00 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. Organic Trio
December 11, 8:00 p.m. Ricky Sebastian presenting a Jaco Pastorius Tribute
December 12, 8:00 p.m. Byron Asher's Skrontch Music
December 13 8:00 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. Larry Siebert Quartet
December 14 8:00 p.m. Clarence Johnson III's Holiday Show

In the past, the Jazz & Heritage Concert Series has hosted a wide range of jazz luminaries including: Ahmad Jamal, Andy Bey, Brad Mehldau, Brian Blade, Carl Anderson, Christian Scott, Chucho Valdes, Cyrus Chestnut, Doc Paulin Family, Donald Harrison, Jr., Dr. Lonnie Smith, Ellis Marsalis, Esperanza Spalding, Freddy Cole, Gregory Porter, The Heath Brothers, Ida McBeth, Idris Muhammad, Jack DeJohnette, Joe Lovano, John Pattitucci, Jon Lucien, Kevin Mahogany, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Malachi Thompson, Maynard Chatters, Michel Camilo, Monte Alexander, The New Legends, Nnenna Freelon, Patti Austin, Phil Woods, Shirley Horn, Slide Hampton, Wallace Roney, and many others.

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