Art Neville and Ivan Neville will perform as part of A Neville Family Funktion at the 19th annual Jazz & Heritage Gala. Photo by Dino Perrucci

The 19th Annual Jazz & Heritage Gala


Thursday, April 27, 2017,  7 p.m.- 11 p.m.
Location: Hyatt Regency New Orleans Hotel, 601 Loyola Ave., New Orleans, LA 70113

Tickets are $550 each (or $5,500 for a table of 10) and include:
Gala Dinner
Patron Premiums
Gala Pass to Jazz Fest (good for all seven days of the festival, fully transferrable and with unlimited re-entry)

Proceeds from the Gala benefit the Don Jamison Heritage School of Music, the free education program of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Performers for 2017 include:

A Neville Family Funktion - a multi-generational performance featuring featuring Art, Charles, Cyril, Ian, Ivan and Jason Neville, joined by very special guests 
Septeto Nacional of Cuba
Heritage School of Music
DJ Brice Nice


To purchase tickets, please see here.

For Gala sponsorship, call (504) 558-6107, or view our sponsorship levels and pricing here.

Whether you can attend the Gala or not, you can participate in our fabulous online auction of incredible art works and other special items that make wonderful gifts. For the online auction, please see here. The online auction will begin at 9 a.m. CST  on April 20. 

All proceeds benefit our free education program, the Don "Moose" Jamison Heritage School of Music. 

Click here to register for the online auction. 
Click here to view the silent and live auction items. 
 
This year, our auction will be available by online bidding. Even if you are unable to attend the Gala you can still bid on fabulous auction items. The online auction begins on Thursday, April 20, and ends Fon Thursday, April 27, 2016 at 9:15 p.m. CST. 

The Jazz & Heritage Gala is a star–studded soiree that each year kicks off the Jazz Fest season with a festive fund-raiser for the foundation.

It’s a special opportunity for private and corporate citizens support the Foundation’s efforts to promote the culture of our region.

The Gala offers top-notch entertainment, often featuring artists not appearing at Jazz Fest. Past headliners have included Willie Nelson, Ray Charles, B. B. King and Nancy Wilson, Fats Domino, Smokey Robinson, Bonnie Raitt, Natalie Cole, Dr. John, Al Jarreau, Little Richard and many others.

As they dance the night away, Gala patrons feast on a sumptuous supper prepared by some of New Orleans’ finest chefs.

Sponsors of the Gala enjoy a wealth of benefits, including the Gala itself, special passes to Jazz Fest (with unlimited re-entry - for pedestrians only; parking is not included with the Gala pass to Jazz Fest), public recognition of their support and the pride of having contributed to one of New Orleans’ most active and generous arts institutions.

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation is in many ways the ultimate Social Aid and Pleasure Club — that unique type of New Orleans organization whose purpose is to promote, preserve, perpetuate and celebrate the joy and well-being of its own community.

By participating in the Gala, a sponsor can march at the head of our never–ending second–line parade, honoring our great culture with reverence and sustenance.

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation: When the Festival is over, our work is just beginning.