Jazz Jambalaya

Born in America. Enjoyed Worldwide!

Why jambalaya?

I got my MOJO workin but it just dont work on you
I wanna love you so bad, child, but I dont know what to do
Im going down to Louisiana, gonna get me a mojo hand
Gonna have you all you women under my command

~Muddy Waters

It’s a lot like jazz.  Jambalaya (pronounced JUM-bah-LIE-ah) is a Louisiana Creole dish of Spanish and French influence.  The Dictionary of American Food and Drink offers this creative old wives’ tale about the origin of the word “jambalaya”: 

Late one evening a traveling gentleman stopped by a New Orleans inn which had little food remaining from the evening meal.  The traveler instructed the cook, “Jean, balayez!” or “Jean, sweep something together!” in the local dialect. 

MOJO brings people and the music they love together…just like jambalaya!

Jazz Jambalaya

our next event

MOJO hosts a Jazz Jambalaya (JJ) every fourth Monday, except during the Mobile Mardi Gras season.

A MOJO JJ is an evening of live jazz, delicious food, a historic ambiance, and fabulous people – with a bit of jazz history and information. We call it “gastro-edu-info-tainment” (Note: Food service is temporarily on hold for all of our events.)

Local, regional, national, and international musicians perform two hours of the best jazz on the Gulf Coast. Donations are accepted for beverages.

Y’all come “JAZZ IT UP” with MOJO!”




Members $10

Non-members $15

Students/Military with ID receives membership rate at the door! 

Monday, Sept. 25, 2023

2023 Jazzalea Award honoring Dr. Joseph Mitchell

MOJO salutes Dr. Mitchell for a lifetime of service to jazz, including launching MOJO's monthly Jazz Jambalaya series. Bassist Harry Anderson leads a band of Baton Rouge's finest musicians for the al fresco event at Central Arts Collective (1260 Dauphin St.) BYOB and lawn chairs.

MOJO is On the Move

Upcoming Events

Prepare yourself for an extraordinary experience by marking your calendars in advance to join us at our upcoming events! By securing your spot early, you ensure that you won’t miss out on the chance to create lasting memories and share unforgettable moments with friends and fellow attendees.



MOJO presents Roman Street

Jazz Jambalaya

a trip down memory lane

Take a look at the programs from previous Jazz Jambalaya events!

JAZZ- Invented in America. Enjoyed worldwide!