First Annual Jazz & Heritage Concert Series


Doreen Ketchens playing on Royal Street in the French Quarter. Photo by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee.
Free Monthly Concerts from September to July at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, 1205 N Rampart St, New Orleans

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation is proud to announce its first annual series of free monthly concerts – 13 shows featuring hometown musicians performing in an eclectic mix of styles.

The series begins on Saturday, September 16, with a performance by the beloved New Orleans saxophonist James Rivers and his band, the James Rivers Movement, and concludes on Saturday, July 14, with the Kyle Roussel Organ Trio.

The concerts span a range of styles, from straight-ahead modern jazz to soul, as well as traditional New Orleans jazz, Latin and a show or two that defy categories. All are free to the public.

Admission to each concert is free. No tickets or advance registration are required, and there is no reserved seating.

The concerts will begin at 8 p.m. and will consist of two sets, with the second set starting at 9:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. for all shows. The exceptions are the shows on April 28 and May 5, during Jazz Fest, which will have sets at 9:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.

First Annual Jazz & Heritage Concert Series
Saturday, September 16 The James Rivers Movement
Saturday, September 30 OTRA & Rumba Buena
Saturday, November 4 Derek Douget, Stephen Riley and Ed Petersen
Saturday, December 2 Leroy Jones
Saturday, December 9 Helen Gillet and Leyla McCalla
Saturday, February 17 Astral Project
Saturday, March 10 Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet
Saturday, April 7 Doreen Ketchens
Saturday, April 28 Donald Harrison
Saturday, May 5 Naydja CoJoe, Nayo Jones and Mykia Jovan
Saturday, May 26 Jesse McBride & Next Generation
Saturday, June 9 Troy Sawyer and the Elementz plus Calvin Johnson & Native Son
Saturday, July 14 Kyle Roussel Organ Trio

These concerts are produced and presented by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, the nonprofit that owns the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell. The Foundation uses the proceeds from Jazz Fest, and other raised funds, for year-round programs in education, economic development and cultural enrichment. For more, please visit

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