• Wendell Brunious and band perform at the Old U.S. Mint

    New Orleans Jazz

    National Historical Park Louisiana

Schedule of Events

The New Orleans Jazz NHP hosts live educational performances most days of the week at the Old U.S. Mint and
French Market location at 916 N. Peters Street.
If you are unable to attend our programs in person, many of our performances at the Old U.S. Mint are live streamed from our homepage.

Download our current schedule of events here

 

Thursday, April 17th 2:00 –3:00 p.m. (OldU.S. Mint)

Rangers Matt Hampsey and BruceBarnes lead a musical demonstration of the Caribbean influence on New Orleansjazz.

Friday, April 18th 1:00p.m. (916 N.Peters St.)

The Mission Bay High School JazzBand performs under the direction of Jean-Paul Balmat at our French Market site.

Saturday, April 19th 10:00a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (916 N. Peters St.)

Bring comfortable clothing and your own yoga mat to our FrenchMarket location for Jazz Yoga. Thisfree yoga class will feature instructor Susan Landry and

meditational jazz piano. 12:00 p.m. (916 N. Peters St.)

Vocalist Delia Nakayama and pianist Peter Nu perform original jazz songsmixed with poetry.

1:00p.m. (916N. Peters St.)

The Mission Bay High School JazzBand performs under the direction of Jean-Paul Balmat at our French Marketsite.

12:00p.m. (OldU.S. Mint)

Fred Kasten interviews jazz pianist Steve Pistorius as part of his "Talkin' Jazz" series.

2:00 – 3:30 p.m. (Old U.S.Mint)

Vocalist Big Al Carson is featured in this traditional jazz concert with the Maryland Jazz Band of Cologne.

Tuesday, April 22nd 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (916 N. Peters St.)

Piano virtuoso Richard Scott performs an hour of traditional New Orleans jazz at our French Market location.

2:00– 3:00 p.m. (OldU.S. Mint)

The Musical Rangers are joined by Hubie Vigreux, Robin Boudreaux, Mike Harris, John DeLatouche,and Joe Stolarick, for a performance

demonstrating multiples genres of jazz and highlighting significant jazz composers.

Wednesday, April 23rd 2:00 – 3:00p.m. (OldU.S. Mint)

Pianist Matt Lemmler performs a mixture of jazz standards/ and original compositions at the Mint.

Thursday, April 24th 2:00– 3:30 p.m. (OldU.S. Mint)

Pianist John Royen and drummer Barry Martyn provide a provocative performance that shows the history of New Orleans jazz piano.

Saturday, April 26th 10:00a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (916 N. Peters St.)

Bring comfortable clothing and your own yoga mat to our French Market location for Jazz Yoga. This

free yoga class will feature instructor Susan Landry and meditational jazz piano.

12:00 p.m. (916 N. Peters St.)

Vocalist Delia Nakayama and pianist Peter Nu perform original jazz songs mixed with poetry. 2:00 p.m. (Old U.S. Mint)

Pianist James Westfall performs a solo piano hour in the cool confines of the Old U.S. Mint.

Tuesday, April 29th 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. (916 N. Peters St.)

The Chief Sealth international High School Jazz Band performs at our French market location.

12:00– 1:00 p.m. (916 N. Peters St.)

Piano virtuoso Richard Scott performs an hour of traditional New Orleans jazz at our French Market location.

2:00– 3:00 p.m. (Old U.S. Mint)

The Musical Rangers are joined by Hubie Vigreux, Robin Boudreaux, Mike Harris, John DeLatouche,and Joe Stolarick, for a performance

demonstrating multiples genres of jazz while also highlighting significant jazzcomposers.

Wednesday,April 30th 2:00– 3:30 p.m. (419 Decatur St.)

Join us in the beautiful courtyard of our sister park, Jean Lafitte NHP & Preserve, for a day of folklife demonstrations and music.

Highlights include traditional jazz from Clive Wilson's New OrleansSerenaders featuring special guest ButchThompson, pianist on NPR's Prairie Home

Companion.

Thursday, May 1st 2:00p.m. (916N. Peters Street)

The USAO Jazz Vocal Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Ken Bohannon,performs at our French Market location.

3:00– 3:45 p.m. (Old U.S. Mint)

Rangers Matt Hampsey and Bruce Barnes lead a musical demonstration that shows the influence of AfricanAmerican religious music on New Orleans jazz.

Friday, May 2nd 11:00 a.m. (916N. Peters St.)

Join one of our celebrity guest artists from our "Songs forJunior Rangers" CD, award winning children's musician and author JohnetteDowning.

Johnette will perform a concert and sing along especially suited foryoung people from Pre-school to 3rd grade, all with a Louisianatheme.

Saturday, May 3rd 10:00a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (916 N. PetersSt.)

Bring comfortable clothing and your own yoga mat to our French Market location for Jazz Yoga. This free yoga class will feature instructor SusanLandry and meditational jazz piano.

12:00 p.m. (916 N. Peters St.)

Vocalist Delia Nakayama and pianist Peter Nu perform original jazz songs mixed with poetry.

2:00 p.m. (916N. Peters St.)

Pianist Craig Brenner performs a solo piano hour of Louisiana music ranging from jazz to zydeco at the Mint.

Tuesday, May 6th 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. (916 N. Peters St.)

Piano virtuoso Richard Scott performs an hour of traditional New Orleans jazz at our French Market location.

2:00– 3:00 p.m. (Old U.S. Mint)

The Musical Rangers are joined by Hubie Vigreux, Robin Boudreaux, Mike Harris, John DeLatouche,and Joe Stolarick, for a performance demonstrating multiples genres of jazz and highlighting significant jazzcomposers.

Did You Know?

Original Dixieland Jazz Band (1916)

The Original Dixieland Jazz Band is credited with making the first jazz recording in 1917. Cornetist Freddie Keppard was offered the chance to record first, but refused for fear that other musicians would steal his ideas.