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!