HURRICANE SANDY BENEFIT CONCERT TO BE HELD IN NEW ORLEANS
Benefit Featuring Local Musicians to Raise Funds for New Jersey & New York Victims
A New Orleans Hurricane Sandy Benefit Concert will be held this Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at The Howlin’ Wolf of New Orleans at 907 South Peters Street. The fundraiser will feature local musicians such as Eric Lindell, The Radiators’ Camile Baudoin and Friends, Hot 8 Brass Band, Johnny Dilks and the Highway Kind, and more to be confirmed. Tickets will be available at the door for $20 each, with doors opening at 7 p.m. and event starting at 8 p.m. A ticket will include live music, donated food from Atchafalaya Restaurant, Martinique Bistro, Jacques-Imos, Le Petite Grocery and Boucherie, a silent auction and the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for prizes.
“We are overwhelmed by the outpouring of support for people affected by this storm. New Orleans has been there, we remember the generosity of others, and we want to pay it forward to those who are recovering.” - Mitch Landrieu
Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced an all-star line-up of musicians for the NOLA Pay It Forward Concert to benefit Hurricane Sandy recovery and relief efforts. The event will take place at 7PM on November 20, 2012 at the Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts.
Performers on the bill include Irvin Mayfield, Ivan Neville, Amanda Shaw, Stephanie Jordan, James Andrews, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, Mia Borders, Khris Royal, Sasha Masakowski, the Stooges Brass Band, and the Wild Magnolias with Big Chief Monk Boudreaux. More performers will be added to the bill in the days to come!
Money raised with the concert will go to the NOLA Pay it Forward Fund at the Greater New Orleans Foundation (GNOF). It will be used to support non-profit organizations assisting in Hurricane relief and recovery efforts.
Mayor Landrieu announced the opening of the NOLA Pay it Forward Fund in May 2011 to assist the victims Mississippi River flooding and show that the people of New Orleans understand loss and the importance of helping others. The permanent fund will be maintained to assist communities in need.
On Tuesday November 20, 2012 Xavier University will host a lecture and concert entitled NEW ORLEANS JAZZ: A METAPHOR FOR AMERICAN LIFE. This timely and unique program will examine how the early jazz style, more than just entertainment, was a living exercise in democratic ideals that lie at the core of American values: freedom, unity, equal participation, etc. In addition to a discussion of the music’s history and functions, there will be live examples of song types and stylistic characteristics that influenced and forever changed national culture and music.
The program will feature Dr. Michael White, Keller Endowed Chair in the Humanities at Xavier, who is also a well-known jazz clarinetist and historian. Accompanying White will be the much heralded Original Liberty Jazz Band, widely considered to be among the best traditional jazz bands.