Located at the foot of Esplanade Avenue, the New Orleans Jazz Museum, located in the Old U.S. Mint, is a national historic landmark that is part of the Louisiana State Museum system.
The New Orleans Jazz Museum is strategically located at the intersection of the city’s French Quarter and the Frenchmen Street live music corridor. The Museum celebrates the history of jazz, in all its forms, through dynamic interactive exhibits, multigenerational educational programming, research facilities, and engaging musical performances. For further details, visit NOLAjazzmuseum.org.
You can hear great music from some of New Orleans’ best contemporary artists in the state-of-the-art performance venue on the New Orleans Jazz Museum’s third floor. The Museum uses the space for evening programs, solo and small group concerts and special events while the New Orleans Jazz National Historic Park offers daily live music programs for local residents and visitors to the Museum. Learn more and find a calendar of events at MusicAtTheMint.org
Drummer Sam Shahin leads an 8 piece band in a multimedia “Tribute to Max Roach” concert and at the Mint. This concert will also chronicle the role that jazz played in the Civil Rights Movement including a duet that Max Roach wrote with a recording of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech.