Une Nuit en musique

Join our stylish celebration of the budding partnership between the Alliance Française and the New Orleans Jazz Museum.

A fundraising event for the Alliance Francaise de La Nouvelle-Orléans
Saturday, May 27 at 7:00 pm • New Orleans Jazz Museum 
Business Casual*

You are invited to join us for a celebration of French language, culture, and music at the New Orleans Jazz Museum. This is an exciting and unique opportunity to support the AFNO and express your commitment to our mission to promote French language and French speaking cultures in New Orleans in the presence of renowned and award winning French-speaking musicians. Music performed by Anna Laura Quinn and Mahmoud Chouki.

Reception-style event of food and wine pairings with the distinguished presence of Nathalie Beras, Consule de France.  

Visuals created by Wikat Studio

Please RSVP before May 26th.

          Saturday, May 27th at 7:00pm

Where:          New Orleans Jazz Museum

                         400 Esplanade Avenue

                         New Orleans LA 70116

Attire:            Business Casual

Patron Party

6:30pm for Mélomanes & Mécènes

For our esteemed patrons, we are delighted to offer you an exclusive event before Une Nuit en Musique. Beginning at 6.30 pm, enjoy champagne and a private showing of Louisiana State Museum archives. 

Couples de mélomanes and Mécènes will also have their own reserved highboy table at an exclusive location to enjoy Mahmoud Chouki's concert.

The musicians

Mahmoud Chouki
Growing up as a child prodigy in Morocco, Mahmoud traveled the world with his music before finding his home in New Orleans. Mahmoud Choukii is a master guitarist, multi-instrumentalist and composer currently living and working in New Orleans. His art draws together music from several different international contexts to explore how music may speak across cultural divides. His own compositions incorporate musical influences from across the globe, ranging from European classical, Andalusian from Southern Spain, Levantine music from the Middle East, Maghrebian music from North Africa, Latin American music and jazz from the United States. Integrating sounds and rhythms from many different cultures, Chouki combines classical guitar with instruments such as the loutar, the oud, an oriental lute; the Algerian mandole, the Bağlama saz, the banjo, and a variety of percussion instruments.  

Chouki’s projects have led him to perform around the world, such as the Magic Lutes Concerts with composer Hughes de Courson and the Symphonic Orchestras in Qatar and Bahrain; Pireneos Sur Festival in Sallent de Gallego, Spain; Snug Harbor in New Orleans, USA; Café de la Danse, Paris, France; and Safar music series at the New Orleans Museum of Art.  

As artistic director of Rencontre Orient-Occident at Chateau Mercier in Sierre, Switzerland, Chouki organizes annual artist residencies, bringing together master musicians from east and west. For one week they share and explore each other’s styles and cultures through music and experience, culminating in a final concert. He also currently teaches music at the Lycée Français de la Nouvelle-Orléans, and is Music Curator for monthly music programs at the New Orleans Museum of Art.

Anna Laura Quinn

New Orleans-based vocalist, bandleader, and arranger Anna Laura Quinn is gaining notice for her particular blend of contemporary jazz, well-loved tunes from the American Songbook, French and Brazilian music, and more, all delivered with style, sensitivity, emotional power, and a joie de vivre that recalls the charm and mystique of a bygone era. 

 A 2021 graduate of the Jazz Studies masters program at the University of New Orleans, Anna made her debut appearance at the 50th annual New Orleans Jazz Fest with the UNO Jazz All-Stars in 2019. While at UNO,  she performed alongside such internationally renowned guest artists as Terence Blanchard,  Kurt Elling, Ellis Marsalis, and the legendary Dr. Lonnie Smith, to name a few.  Her other appearances in New Orleans have been at such venerable jazz venues as Snug Harbor, Dos Jefes and at the New Orleans Jazz Museum. 

In 2022, Anna released her first full length album Open the Door.  The record features nine of her own arrangements, which Jazz Times critic Andrew Gilbert praises for "artfully thread[ing] the jazz needle” and “establishing her own winsome identity as a savvy vocalist and arranger with an appealing sound, unfailing taste, and expansive palette of influences."  ​Anna is propelled by her unwavering dedication to music, visual art, and collaboration, and is constantly seeking out experiences that will open the door for personal growth, self-understanding, and a deepening  sense of  community. 

She brings this spirit to her craft as a vocalist,  leaning  into the improvisational essence of the  jazz idiom and delivering lyrics and melodies with sincerity, humor, and imagination.  Anna hopes that her music may convey a spectrum of emotions and above all a heartfelt expression of her joy.

This event is a fundraiser to support the Alliance Française's educational and cultural initiatives.
We invite you to make an additional donation
below or via check the evening of the event. 

Donation Amount

Purchase tickets

Jeune soliste

Jeune soliste

$60.00 USD
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$95.00 USD
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$175.00 USD
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$160.00 USD
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Couple de mélomanes

Couple de mélomanes

$300.00 USD
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$1,000.00 USD
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*Attire: Business Casual  
No shorts, No open-toed shoes (men,) collared shirts required (men.)

For more information, please contact:

Karla Ewing, marketing@af-neworleans.org, 504.568.0770

Thank you to our sponsors:

Alliance Française
de La Nouvelle-Orléans

1519 Jackson Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130

Monday-Thursday: 10am-6pm
Friday: 10am-4pm



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