The Jefferson Performing Arts Society (JPAS)

Founded in 1978 by Maestro Dennis G. Assaf and Hannah Cunningham, the Jefferson Performing Arts Society is a non-profit professional arts organization whose mission is to promote arts performance, training, and outreach.

The Jefferson Performing Arts Society accomplishes this through a diverse range of quality programs that entertain, educate and enrich the cultural and economic vitality of Jefferson Parish, Greater New Orleans and the Gulf South.

As of July 2022, Jefferson Performing Arts Society manages Jefferson Performing Arts Center. Please see the full press release here.

For JPAC event booking please contact Tony Micocci, Director of Business Development, Jefferson Performing Arts Center, at For media inquiries and more information on partnership opportunities contact Director of Marketing and Community Relations Amy Duvoisin at


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