New Orleans Jazz Market
Improvisation on the Idea of Home
The New Orleans Jazz Market, opened in 2015, converted an existing, dilapidated retail building, former home of the historic Dryades Market opened in 1849, into a new 350-seat performance venue, designed for Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra. The facility will also house music education experiences and the New Orleans Jazz Archive. This project is essential to the cultural / historic vitality of New Orleans because of the importance of the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra as a community centerpiece.