New Orleans Jazz Museum

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Located in the historic French Quarter, this 120-seat jazz club is part of a new jazz museum in the Old U.S. Mint. By day, the space is used as a video exhibit by the National Parks Service showing films on the history of jazz in New Orleans and by night, the space transforms into an exciting venue for live music. Theatre Projects designed the venue to be arranged in a number of different configurations including end stage, thrust, arena, cabaret, and runway. The intimate room’s low ceiling required lighting instruments that were both small and quiet, so Theatre Projects designed a system with all LED fixtures, compact fluorescents, and smart intelligent lighting—all of which require no conventional dimming and are environmentally friendly.

New Orleans Jazz Museum
Credit: Timothy Hursley
Credit: Timothy Hursley
Credit: Timothy Hursley
Owner

Louisiana State Museum l Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism l U.S. Department of the Interior and National Park Service

Architect

Eskew+Dumez+Ripple

Acoustician

Akustiks

Users

Louisiana State Museum, local and regional jazz musicians

Seat count

120

Construction type

Adaptive reuse

Theatre type

Flexible theatre, Community

Services

Programming, concept design, theatre planning, and performance equipment design and specification

Completion

2011

Venue website

nolajazzmuseum.org

New Orleans Jazz Museum
Credit: Timothy Hursley