Our mission is to continue and strengthen the legacy of Jazz throughout local and global communities by providing access to unparalleled performances, creative gathering places, and authentic community engagement. We move forward in our mission with the Grammy Award-winning New Orleans Jazz Orchestra big band and the New Orleans Jazz Market; the only stand-alone facility built specifically for Jazz in New Orleans. We pride ourselves in working with the community to offer services to local non-profits and musicians as well as educational opportunities for area youth.
Meet the Staff
Adonis Rose - Artistic Director
Christilisa Gilmore - Event Coordinator // Events@thenojo.com
Turron Patterson - Jazz Market Curator //
Dené Carroll - Venue Assistant // Dene@thenojo.com
Susan Henry - President and CEO //
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We believe that Jazz can be the catalyst for positive and permanent change in our community. The nature of Jazz compels us to work in collaboration with our surroundings - to improvise when needs change and new opportunities arise. We are committed to using our assets to benefit individuals and groups in our community. Each year, we donate several hundred hours of rehearsal and event time for musicians and nonprofits. Jazz informs, influences, and inspires and we seek to do the same in our neighborhood. We leverage our assets to educate youth, foster musicianship and support local nonprofits.
The Jazz Market was created by musicians for musicians and we are always looking to support the musician community. Realizing that affordable practice space in New Orleans is hard to come by, the Jazz Market offers free rehearsal space, which includes the use of a piano and drum kit. To reserve space, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We understand the common constraints of operating a non-profit and we’re proud to offer the Jazz Market to alleviate expensive uninspiring offices and the challenge of raising money. We look forward to providing free or inexpensive meeting space for small groups in various parts of the Jazz Market. We also offer non-profit happy hours, which allows a group to invite their community to have a social mixer at the Bolden Bar. The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra is happy to donate 10% of bar proceeds back to the non-profit as unrestricted funds. Email email@example.com to schedule!