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The New Orleans Jazz Museum Improvisations Gala

  • Presented By: The New Orleans Jazz Museum
  • Dates: 12/08/2018
  • Location: The New Orleans Jazz Museum
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Price: $60 GA, $150 for patron pass (ages 21-35), $250 for all other patron passes

The New Orleans Jazz Museum’s inaugural Improvisations Gala fundraiser takes place from 7-10 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8 at the museum at 400 Esplanade Ave.

The event kicks off with the exclusive Patron Party (a VIP ticket option) at 7 p.m., which will include a performance from CBS "Late Show" bandleader Jon Batiste, meals prepared by Ruth’s Chris Steak House, cocktails from Sazerac Company, and the opportunity to have a portrait taken by renowned music photographer Curtis Knapp.

The main party begins at 8 p.m. and will include cuisine from several of the city’s best restaurants, a silent auction, live painting by Emilie Rhys, and musical performances from acclaimed local musicians such as Jazz clarinetist Evan Christopher.

The lighting artists of LUNA Fête will also be featured throughout the museum's campus and galleries for the entirety of the event.
All proceeds from the gala benefit the Jazz Museum’s musical and educational programming.

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