The New Orleans Jazz Museum will debut a new exhibition, Drumsville!: Evolution of the New Orleans Beat. Launching on November 8, 2018, the exhibit will celebrate both the New Orleans Tricentennial and International Drum Month, along with the development of the drum kit in New Orleans and the ongoing evolution of rich local drumming traditions.
The New Orleans Jazz Museum is hosting its inaugural Improvisations Gala on site at 400 Esplanade Avenue, New Orleans, on Saturday, December 8, 2018, from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Improvisations kicks off at 7:00 pm in the Jazz Museum’s intimate performance venue with an exclusive Patron Party, featuring cuisine by Ruth’s Chris, cocktails by Sazerac Company, and a private musical performance by Jon Batiste, followed by the Trombone Shorty Academy and the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts.
The New Orleans Jazz Museum will open its doors free of charge to all Museum Day ticketholders on Saturday September 22, 2018 as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 14th annual Museum Day, a national celebration of boundless curiosity in which participating museums emulate the free admission policy at the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington DC-based museums.
The New Orleans Jazz Museum is thrilled to participate again in Ask A Curator Day on September 12, 2018, an annual Q&A with over 1,500 participating museums from 58 countries! Our director Greg Lambousy will be on hand 10 am to 5 pm CST to answer your questions about our collections, jazz history, museum life and more! Tag or comment your questions with #askacurator on our Instagram or Twitter accounts.
The 6th annual Downriver Festival on Saturday, September 8th, 2018 celebrates the environmental, cultural, and economic impact of the Mississippi River and the land it built through live music, panels, children's activities, and walking tours that explore this year’s theme “Gumbo and Daiquiris.” Festival events occur at the New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Mint and French Market from 10:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Enjoy the last taste of summer with delicious gumbo and your favorite daiquiris from six local festival food vendors.
The New Orleans Jazz Museum will debut a new exhibition, Me Got Fiyo: The Professor Longhair Centennial. Launching on August 2, 2018, the exhibit will celebrate both the New Orleans Tricentennial and the Centennial of the birth of the most beloved and influential pianist in New Orleans history: Henry Roeland Byrd aka Professor Longhair. This exhibit will showcase all things Fess starting with his origins and development to his early hits such as “Tipitina,” “Mardi Gras In New Orleans,” and “Big Chief” to his 1970s comeback, his untimely death, and his continual presence in New Orleans since then.
Lillian Boutté, internationally recognized vocalist, long time Jazz Ambassador, and one of our own #WomenOfNote has used her voice to share New Orleans Jazz & culture all over the world. Now it is our turn to show her support.