Jazz & Heritage Music Relief Fund

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation , the non-profit organization that owns the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell, has been added as a partner in the Spotify COVID-19 Music Relief Project. This partnership will enable the Foundation’s Jazz & Heritage Music Relief Fund  to continue to provide immediate critical assistance to members of the Louisiana music and cultural community who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Spotify is matching donations made to select charities, up to a collective total of $10 million, to amplify the efforts of organizations that focus on helping those most in need.  

The Foundation is incredibly proud to be a part of the Spotify COVID19 Music Relief Project    Now more than ever, the Foundation's Jazz & Heritage Music Relief Fund is a critical safety-net for members of the Louisiana music industry deeply affected by the COVID-19 virus itself and the precautions and protocols surrounding it.  

 The Spotify COVID-19 Music Relief project has been created to amplify the efforts of organizations that focus on helping those most in need, like the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation. Spotify is making a donation to these organizations and will match donations made via this page dollar for dollar up to a collective total of $10 million. This support for the Jazz & Heritage Music Relief Fund will help the Louisiana music community meet the growing demand for financial support during this unprecedented crisis.  

The Jazz & Heritage Music Relief Fund was created by the Foundation to support Louisiana musicians whose livelihoods have been adversely impacted by COVID-19.  This unprecedented crisis has led to the indefinite cancellation of gigs, event postponements, and venue closures around the world. It has left many Louisiana musicians and others who work in the music industry facing a total or near-total loss of income for the foreseeable future. To date, the Foundation has awarded grants to more than 1,500 Louisiana musicians and music industry professionals. The Jazz & Heritage Foundation board plans to continue to explore opportunities to support Louisiana’s music culture during this crisis to expand upon its existing community support. 

The Jazz & Heritage Foundation has invested proceeds from Jazz Fest directly into the community with grants to fund projects that support the Foundation's mission. Over the last 10 years, more than $6.1 million dollars have been awarded in Community Partnership Grants.  Through the Jazz & Heritage Relief Fund, the Foundation will continue its support of Louisiana’s music industry professionals during these uncertain times.  Establishing this fund is part of its wider plan to support the local cultural community in the coming weeks.

As the story continues to unfold, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation will be there for the music community every step of the way and we hope you will too.

More information about New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation Inc is at www.jazzandheritage.org

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