jazz & heritage foundation

Education
2:00 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Audio Postcard: Heritage School Of Music Auditions

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation recently held auditions for its free music school. Called the Don "Moose" Jamison Heritage School of Music, the program offers high level music instruction for students ages 10-17.

Students meet on Saturday mornings and train to perform at local festivals and venues. Producer Mallory Falk brings us this audio postcard from the audition.

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Inside the Arts
12:18 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

Cuban Pianist Roberto Fonseca Makes Rare Stop In New Orleans

Cuban Pianist Roberto Fonseca

Coming up on Inside the Arts, we hear from rising Cuban star Roberto Fonseca. Yo, his latest CD, is just out on the Concord Jazz label.

The jazz pianist will make a rare concert stop in New Orleans at The House of Blues for a Jazz & Heritage Foundation Jazz Journeys Concert — October 1 at 8 p.m. Admission is free.

Inside the Arts airs Tuesdays at 1 p.m. and Thursdays at 7:35 a.m.

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Arts & Culture
9:55 am
Tue April 30, 2013

Allison Miner's Spirit Lives On In The Jazz & Heritage Festival Stage Named For Her

Allison Miner.
Jazz and Heritage Archive

When the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival first began in 1969, it was radical. Here in the South, still reeling from the Civil Rights movement and race integration, the festivals’ founders — Quint Davis, George Wein, and Allison Miner — created a safe space for New Orleanians to come together, to hear each others’ music and to party — together. Eve Abrams brings us this profile of Allison Miner, a titan in New Orleans music, and the only person with a Jazz Fest stage named for her.

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Out To Lunch
1:00 pm
Mon April 29, 2013

New Orleans, The Birthplace Of Smoothie Jazz

Scott Aiges, of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation.
Scott Aiges

Jazz Fest — our annual overdose of music and food — is synonymous with New Orleans. Smoothie King — a healthy juice and food alternative — is the antithesis of the city. Both businesses were NOLA-born in the 1970's and are now international brands.

On this edition of Out to Lunch Peter Ricchiuti dines with Smoothie King's Tom O'Keefe and the Jazz & Heritage Foundation's Scott Aiges.

Arts & Culture
10:23 am
Mon December 3, 2012

Congo Square Fest Call For Artists

Jazz & Heritage Foundation

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation is taking online applications from artists and crafters for the arts market at the upcoming Congo Square New World Rhythms Festival, which takes place March 23-24 in Armstrong Park. The deadline to apply is Feb. 1.

Applications will be accepted until Feb. 1 for artists and craft-makers to participate in the arts market at the sixth annual Congo Square festival.

The event takes place in Armstrong Park and will feature a mix of talent representing the African diaspora, the Caribbean and the Gulf South.

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Jazz & Heritage Foundation
10:45 am
Wed November 28, 2012

Blues & BBQ Festival Awarded $25k Grant

This year's Blues & BBQ Festival in Lafayette Square.
Jazz & Heritage Foundation

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Rocco Landesman announced today that the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation is one of 832 non-profit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant. The Jazz & Heritage Foundation is recommended for a $25,000 grant to support the Foundation's Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival.

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Community
9:00 am
Tue November 6, 2012

Jazz & Heritage Foundation Presents Neighborhood Development Symposium

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, in collaboration with the Lower 9th Ward Center for Sustainable Engagement & Development, will present a Tom Dent Congo Square Symposium this Friday, Nov. 9.

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Arts & Culture
12:21 pm
Fri October 19, 2012

Chucho Valdes In Free Jazz Journey Concert, Nov. 19

Chucho Valdes.
Jazz & Heritage Foundation

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation will present the legendary Cuban jazz pianist Chucho Valdes and his band in a free Jazz Journey concert at the Joy Theater on Monday, Nov. 19.

The concert is the latest in a longstanding concert series from the Foundation that has brought many of the world's top jazz musicians to New Orleans.

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Arts & Culture
9:13 am
Fri March 23, 2012

Congo Square New World Rythms Festival

From the Congo to Cuba, from Brazil to Basin Street and New Orleans "bounce," the universal drum will beat in Armstrong Park on March 24 and 25, when the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation presents the fifth annual Congo Square New World Rhythms Festival. WWNO's Paul Maassen spoke with Scott Aiges of the NOJ&HF about the festival.

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Inside The Arts
3:22 pm
Thu January 12, 2012

Jazz Vocalist Rene Marie Celebrates Americana

Award winning Jazz singer Rene Marie celebrates Americana in an evening of song as the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation presents a Jazz Journey concert featuring Germaine Bazzle, Stephanie Jordan and Betty Shirley. The free concert is Friday January 13th at Dillard University's Lawless Memorial Chapel. Doors open at 6:30 pm. The concert begins at 7pm.

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