Jazz Fest isn't the only thing destined to happen this year. The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation will also be celebrating female artists from the city with a special event.
A concert series featuring female singers titled "Chanteuse: Celebrating New Orleans Women in Music" will be returning in March after a two-year hiatus. It'll feature Kristin Diable on March 4, Leyla McCalla on March 5, Robin Barnes & the Fiya Birds on March 11, and Quiana Lynell on March 12. Each singer will perform at the George and Joyce Wein Jazz & Heritage Center on N. Rampart Street at 8 p.m. each day. The concert will also be streamed at jazzandheritage.org/live for those unable to attend in person.
Tickets will cost $5 and directly go towards the Music Relief Fund, which supports local musicians who suffered financially as a result of COVID-19 restrictions. According to the foundation, over 5,000 musicians received emergency grants and were able to receive over $2 million.
"For generations, the music community has provided the soul of Louisiana," Executive Director Don Marshall said. "Our goal is to help those impacted by quarantine, disruptions of income, and other challenges while ensuring an equitable distribution of funds."
For more information about the concert and to buy tickets, visit mailchi.mp/jazzandheritage/chanteuse-2022-announcement.