Jazz in the very place it was born.




Our Programs our artifacts and exhibits with the living musical and cultural traditions of the region.


On View


Herman Leonard: 

Documenting the Giants of Jazz

Showcasing some of the most iconic photos shot by prolific photographer Herman Leonard 

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Reel to Real:


The Louis Armstrong Collages

Louis Armstrong's reel to reel tape box collages on display for the first time ever in New Orleans


Rooted in Resistance , Remembrance, Ritual & Resilience: Black Masking Indian Suiting

Former Big Chief of the Yellow Pocahontas Mardi Gras Indian Tribe, Darryl Montana designed and constructed 48 suits, bead by bead, sequin by sequin, feather by feather, beginning when he was six-years old


Women Of Note

Highlighting the role of women in the evolution of New Orleans Jazz from its beginnings in the early 20th century to today’s vibrant music scene


Pete Fountain: A Life Half-Fast

Commemorating the life of the late, great clarinetist Pete Fountain


Celebrating the Americana Music Triangle

The music, culture and history aligning 1,500 miles of highways connecting Memphis, New Orleans and Nashville where blues, jazz, country, rock 'n' roll, R&B, gospel, bluegrass & Cajun music began


Highlights Room

Signature artifacts from the New Orleans Jazz Museum archive

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Our Mission

The New Orleans Jazz Museum celebrates the history of jazz, in all its forms, through dynamic interactive exhibits, multi-generational educational programming, research facilities, and engaging musical performances.

The NOJM enhances New Orleans’ ongoing cultural renaissance by providing diverse resources for musicians and music lovers of all languages and nationalities. We fully explore America’s quintessential
musical art form in the city where jazz was born.

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