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.

The 2019-2020 season kicks 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

Jazz Now 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.

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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