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New Orleans Jazz Museum Performance Center

​This 4,000 square foot theatre and performance venue, created for the for the National Park Service and State of Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, provides optimal acoustics for musical performances, cultural programs, special events and educational programs. It represents the first phase of the development of a new permanent Jazz Museum in New Orleans’ Old U.S. Mint in the French Quarter, built in 1835. The flat-floor, multi-use venue provides state-of-the-art performance, audio, and visual equipment as well as broadcast capabilities for live web streaming and distance learning programs. The design presents itself as a new insertion into the historic shell of the original building and is lined with a collection of cherry wood panels, designed to provide the acoustical reflection and absorption necessary for musical performance and recording. Certain panels slide open to provide access to storage spaces or reveal windows overlooking the river and the tremendous views of the French Quarter.

Location: New Orleans, LA Map This Location
Size: 6,600 square feet
Year of Completion: 2011
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