Jazz & Heritage Foundation enters new contract terms with Festival Productions, Inc.

David W. Oestreicher, first vice president of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation, made the announcement that Festival Productions, Inc., a company which has produced Jazz Fest since its inception, will retain the rights to do so under a new contract.

Oestreicher and the NOJHFF Board contemplated two other production companies, but opted to give Festival Productions, Inc. an encore.

Oestreicher said the negotiations were win for the Foundation, and for fans of Jazz Fest. “I’m very optimistic about this going forward as one of New Orleans’ premier cultural events,” he said.

Declines in attendance and a rain soaked year in 2003 caused the festival to lose money for the first time since the early 1970s. This put the Foundation in financial straits, which were alleviated and corrected under Oestreicher’s term on the board.

U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals rules in favor of Oestreicher’s client vs. City of Slidell

David W. Oestreicher, II, a New Orleans lawyer, won an appeals court ruling in favor of Henry J. Bennett, Jr. against the City of Slidell. To view a full assessment of the appeal, please visit Justia US Law.

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Oestreicher recalls Achievements at helm of Jazz Fest

David W. Oestreicher, was elected to serve on the Board of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation, and rose ultimately, to the position of President in 2005 – 2006. Oestreicher actually finished the term of previous board president, Fire Chief Warren McDaniels who stepped down due to his battle with cancer in…

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Police Work at Galatoire’s: Oestreicher and the case of ‘The Christmas Mink’

David Oestreicher has many stories to tell from his days as a reserve officer on the New Orleans Police Department, but few quite as strange as the story of “The Christmas Mink” at Galatoire’s Restaurant in the French Quarter. On duty one day during the holiday season, Oestreicher, a Galatoire’s regular, was called on to…

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