Mission: TO CELEBRATE JAZZ MUSIC, A NATIONAL TREASURE, THROUGH LIVE MUSICAL (CONT'D ON SCH O) PERFORMANCES AND INTERACTIVE EDUCATION BY PROVIDING A POINT OF CONNECTION FOR CR ... (More)

New Orleans Jazz Orchestra Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization, with an IRS ruling year of 2003, and donations are tax-deductible.

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Contact Information

  www.thenojo.com

  2020 ST CHARLES AVE SUITE 250
New Orleans LA 70130-5319


 Important note on the timeliness of ratings

The IRS is significantly delayed in processing nonprofits' annual tax filings (Forms 990). As a result, the Finance & Accountability score for New Orleans Jazz Orchestra Inc. is outdated and the overall rating may not be representative of its current operations. Please check with the charity directly for any questions you may have.

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High Concern Advisory for:
New Orleans Jazz Orchestra Inc.

On November 10, 2020, 4WWL reported on the charges of improper conduct taking place at New Orleans Jazz Orchestra in an article titled, "Irvin Mayfield, business partner plead guilty to conspiracy charge." For this reason, we have issued a High Concern CN Advisory on New Orleans Jazz Orchestra. For more information regarding the charges reported, please see the 4WWL article.

  • On December 14, 2017, The New Orleans Advocate published an article titled, "WWL-TV: New Orleans' Irvin Mayfield indicted on fraud, conspiracy, money laundering counts." For more information, please see The New Orleans Advocate article.

  • On January 4, 2018, The Times-Picayune published an article titled, "Irvin Mayfield, business partner plead not guilty to fraud, money laundering charges." For more information, please see The Times-Picayune article.

  • On December 7, 2018, The Times-Picayune published an article titled, "Feds detail Irvin Mayfield, Ronald Markham’s alleged scheme to defraud library foundation." For more information, please see The Times-Picayune article.

  • On May 28, 2019, The New York Times published an article titled, "After a Scandal, the New Orleans Jazz Market Rises Again." For more information, please see The New York Times article.

  • On December 6, 2019, 4WWL published an article titled, "Irvin Mayfield trial pushed back to July." For more information, please see the 4WWL article.

  • On November 4, 2020, 4WWL published an article titled, "Irvin Mayfield, partner set to change plea in library fraud case." For more information, please see the 4WWL article.

  • On February 8, 2021, 4WWL published an article titled, "Irvin Mayfield sentencing delayed; court may hear witnesses." For more information, please see the 4WWL article.

  • On November 3, 2021, AP News published an article titled, "New Orleans trumpeter gets 18 months over charity fraud." For more information, please see the AP News article.


The concerns raised about illegal activity, improper conduct, or organizational mismanagement are serious both in nature and scope and have thus warranted this CN Advisory. We have published this advisory to provide donors with content that they may find useful when making their giving decisions. The views and opinions expressed here are those of the authors of sources used for the reported information, and not those of Charity Navigator. Charity Navigator is not responsible for the nature or content of the information presented through such external sources and websites. For more information on how or when we decide to publish a CN Advisory, please review our methodology.

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