The New Orleans Jazz Museum at the old u.s. Mint

The New Orleans Jazz Museum celebrates jazz in the city where it was born.

Through dynamic interactive exhibits, multigenerational educational programming, research facilities and engaging musical performances, the music New Orleans made famous is explored in all its forms.

Housed in the historic Old U.S. Mint, strategically located at the intersection of the French Quarter and the Frenchmen Street live music corridor, the New Orleans Jazz Museum is in the heart of the city’s vibrant music scene.

Through partnerships with local, national and international educational institutions, the New Orleans Jazz Museum promotes the global understanding of jazz as one of the most innovative, historically pivotal musical art forms in world history.

THE MINT

The 3rd floor Performing Arts Center of the New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint incorporates production, recording and web broadcasting of live music and theatrical performances, lectures, symposia, oral histories, video interviews, and curatorial panels.

From both a technical and cultural standpoint, the performance center at the Mint complements the New Orleans Jazz Museum’s mission to celebrate the history of jazz, in all its forms, through dynamic interactive exhibits, multigenerational educational programming, research facilities and engaging musical performances. 

The New Orleans Jazz Museum now links its ongoing collections audio digitization work-flow with that of the Performing Arts Center, including the digitization of its internationally recognized Jazz Collection.

The Performing Arts Center provides the opportunity to link the artifacts and exhibits with the living musical and cultural traditions of the region through a variety of avenues, including live musical and theatrical performances, web streaming, lectures, symposia, conferences, and curatorial presentations. A new comprehensive exhibit on the history of jazz is in development. Regular updates will be posted on this site and social media.