Relix Celebrates 50 Years of New Orleans Music and Culture


In April and May 2019, Relix will journey down to New Orleans to celebrate the 50th anniversary of New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Relix Celebrates 50 Years of New Orleans Music & Culture exhibit highlights everything that make New Orleans and Jazz Fest truly special; the culture, music, photography, art, tastes and people who shape the Crescent City.

The “Relix Celebrates 50 Years of New Orleans Music & Culture” exhibit and events will be located at The New Orleans Jazz Museum, taking place during one of the most famous and inspiring weeks of music and culture. The exhibit will open on April 26th, and will remain open at the New Orleans Jazz Museum for approximately 1 month.

The sound experience for Relix Celebrates 50 Years of New Orleans Music & Culture is powered by Meyer Sound, and a special thanks to our framing and printing partner, Level Frames, who produce museum quality frames delivered right to your door. The exhibit coincides with a special edition of Relix Magazine celebrating 50 years of the Jazz & Heritage Festival.


April 26, 2019

Ben Jaffe & Walter Isaacson (April 29), Jon Cleary (April 30), Stanton Moore & George Porter Jr. (May 1)

Michael P. Smith, Sydney Byrd, Frenchy, George Rodrigue, Terrance Osborne, Danny Clinch, Zack Smith, Jay Blakesberg, Michael Weintrob, Dino Perrucci, Scott Saltzman, Clayton Call, Eric Waters, Marc Millman

RSVP for Museum Entry April 29, 30 & May 1

Relix Presents: A Conversation with…

From April 29th to May 1st, Relix will host three special events to celebrate New Orleans music culture with those who helped shape it. Limited attendance events will feature one-on-one Q&A’s and panels with historic members of the New Orleans music scene. To top it all off, the events will culminate in receptions highlighting food and cocktails inspired by New Orleans culinary culture and help celebrate this rich history, and walkthroughs of the exhibit by some of the photographers and artists featured in the gallery. A portion of the proceeds for these events will be donated to the New Orleans Musicians Clinic (est. 1998) which keeps music ALIVE by providing comprehensive healthcare to local culture bearers.

A Conversation with Ben Jaffe and Walter Isaacson

April 29, 2019
2:30PM : Doors // 3:00PM : Panel

Ben Jaffe, Creative Director of Preservation Hall, and Walter Isaacson, writer, historian, former Chairman/CEO of CNN and Managing Editor of Time Magazine, will join us in a wide-ranging conversation about the history of New Orleans music, brass bands, Preservation Hall and more. Relix editor Dean Budnick will be on hand to facilitate audience discussion.

A Conversation with Jon Cleary

April 30, 2019
1:30PM : Doors // 2:00PM : Panel

Grammy winning pianist, guitarist and band leader Jon Cleary will take us on a sonic journey through the history of New Orleans piano, using his piano as the guide. Cleary’s work pays homage to the classic Crescent City keyboard repertoire created by such icons as Jelly Roll Morton, Fats Domino, Professor Longhair, Art Neville, Dr. John, and James Booker – and this story-telling-by-piano session will be no different, with Relix editor Dean Budnick serving as moderator.

A Conversation with Stanton Moore and George Porter Jr.

May 1, 2019
2:30PM : Doors // 3:00PM : Panel

Two tent poles of New Orleans’ legendary rhythm sections, Stanton Moore (Galactic) and George Porter Jr. (The Meters) will discuss all things funk in what should definitely a lively conversation between two living legends, guided by Relix editor Mike Greenhaus.