Arts, Culture, Humanities : Performing ArtsCN Advisory: High Concern
Latoya Bullard Franklin
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.
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.
|Form 990 FYE||Date Published||Overall Score||Overall Rating|
The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).
|Name in IRS Master File||NEW ORLEANS JAZZ ORCHESTRA INC|
|NTEE Type||Arts, Culture and Humanities|
|Subsection||501(c)(3) (View the list of codes)|
|Foundation Status||Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)|
|Deductibility||Contributions are deductible|
|Affiliation||Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).|
|Group Name||[Not Applicable]|
|Ruling Date||July, 2003|
|Filing Requirement||990 (all other) or 990EZ return|
|Fiscal Year End||June|
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