Wednesday, September 07, 2005

More on New Orleans!

As an old roadie, I've been looking for ways to support the New Orleans music community to keep them together until the city is ready for their return.

I've found these:

The Jazz Institute of Chicago has set up a New Orleans Jazz Emergency

Preservation Hall has set up a fund to assist New Orleans musicians:

The Recording Academy has set up the MusiCares Hurricane Relief Fund:

There's the Tipitina's Fund for New Orleans Musicians and Artists:

If it wasn't for its history of music and culture, creating dixieland, ragtime, jazz, rhythm and blues, rock and roll, and funk, New Orleans would be no more than another Beaumont, Texas. It is the fact that the place is a creative cultural mix that makes it stand out. It needs to be preserved.

More on juries later this week!


At 1:24 PM, Blogger Clay S. Conrad said...

One more fund to help NOLA musicians:

Donate to the Local’s Hurricane Relief Fund.

AFM Local 174-496 is now accepting donations to assist our member musicians in this time of need. Donations will be placed in the Local's Altruist Fund which is strictly dedicated to providing assistance to local members who are injured, ill or displaced. Checks or money orders should be made to AFM Local 174-496. Please designate that payment is for hurricane relief. Donors’ names will be posted on this site to confirm receipt of funds and recognize those who choose to give. All proceeds will benefit musicians.

Please mail your donations to the temporary address below:

AFM Local 174-496
2305 Robley Drive
Lafayette, LA 70503

At 6:11 PM, Blogger Clay S. Conrad said...

One more to add: Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation, which provides instruments to schools. The Foundation has a special fund to provide additional instruments to schools in cities that have taken on evacuees, and also to replace instruments destroyed in the hurricane and floods.

At 2:20 PM, Blogger Clay S. Conrad said...

Three more:


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