The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation is a non-profit organization devoted to the cultural and economic development of New Orleans. Their mission is, “to sow the seeds of our unique culture for generations to come.” If you are interested, you can sign-up for their newsletter here.
Each year they organize and present the world famous New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, which attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors. This year the event takes place between April 27 and May 6 2018. The festival provides updates through their Facebook page.
Here is a drone video of the 2016 Jazz Fest:
The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival line-up for 2018:
The music line-up is quite eclectic and includes a broad range of styles beyond traditional jazz. New Orleans is often considered to the the birthplace of jazz. It has a rich history of bringing together diverse cultural influences.
Finally, what better way to conclude this brief look into the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival than with a clip of Fats Domino performing in 2001: