Please support the
arts in New Orleans
The city that Katrina
devastated is a unique cultural institution.
Out of the streets of New Orleans emerged
Louis Armstrong, King Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton,
Fats Domino, James Booker, Professor Longhair, the
Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Dr. John, the Neville
Brothers, Irma Thomas, the Marsalis family, the Wild Tchoupitoulas, Guitar Slim, the Dixie Cups, Huey
"Piano" Smith and the Clowns and many more.
Jazz, R&B, funk, rock n roll and zydeco were all
shaped by the Crescent City, where cultural
influences from Africa, Europe, the Caribbean and
the deep South were all thrown in the pot, stirred
Now New Orleans and its
musicians need our help. Please consider
contributing to one or more of the causes above.
Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation,
presents the annual New Orleans Jazz &
Heritage Festival -- Jazz Fest (the best music
festival on the planet) -- and the foundation works
to promote and encourage music and arts in the city.
Knights of the Mau Mau
puts on the
each year to showcase all-but-forgotten seminal
musicians from rockabilly, blues, R&B and soul.
is working to save the
musical heritage of New Orleans in multiple ways --
finding replacement instruments for local musicians,
partnering with Habitat for Humanity to provide housing
for musicians and hosting a Music Co-Op Office to
provide a variety of services to local musicians.
Music Rising Fund
is providing instruments and
equipment to replace those lost by musicians in the
Gulf Coast area.
90.7 FM is a listener-supported,
volunteer-operated radio station playing blues,
jazz, gospel, zydeco, Cajun, Caribbean and world
beat music, and broadcasting live each year from
Jazz Fest -- quite simply, one of the best radio
stations in the country, and an important cultural
institution in the City of New Orleans.