[Dixielandjazz] Preservation Hall Fund for Musicians affected by "Katrina"

Steve barbone barbonestreet at earthlink.net
Tue Sep 13 10:57:05 PDT 2005

See below. From the Berk's Jazz Festival newsletter. Preservation Hall has
performed there as has the Dirty Dozen Brass Band. At "New Orleans Night"
programs which also featured the Barbone Street Jazz band.

Berks Jazz Festival is (probably) the largest smooth jazz festival in the
USA. Ten days 150 different performances, top jazz musicians.

Steve Barbone

Preservation Hall Establishes New Orleans' Musicians Relief Fund
Preservation Hall has established a relief fund for New Orleans Musicians
affected by Hurricane Katrina. The special fund is called "Do You Know What
It Means ..." Complete information is available at the Preservation Hall
Jazz Band web site: www.preservationhall.com
Registered musicians will receive aid on a first-come, first-serve basis. 
Proceeds will be donated from the sale of T-shirts emblazoned with the
Crescent City slogan made famous by native son Louis Armstrong "Do you know
what it means .... (to miss New Orleans)" and from direct contributions.
Preservation Hall has created this effort to support New Orleans' great
cultural export -- musicians. The musicians who have been left homeless and
jobless by the disaster, to get them back on their feet and to help the
music stay alive. During this challenging time in the city's history,
Preservation Hall is dedicated to helping find a positive resolution for
those affected and will triumph over this tragic natural disaster.
The Preservation Hall Jazz Band is the living monument of its namesake music
venue located in the heart of New Orleans' French Quarter. Founded in 1961
by Allan and Sandra Jaffe, the band travels worldwide nurturing and
perpetuating the art form of New Orleans jazz.
Whether performing at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Playboy Jazz
Festival, for British Royalty, the King of Thailand, or in your local
neighborhood venue, this music embodies the joyful, timeless spirit of New
Orleans. The Preservation Hall Jazz Band has performed at the FirstEnergy
Berks Jazz Fest twice.
Preservation Hall continues that tradition with a deep reverence and
consciousness of its mission to the greater New Orleans community in the
modern day. Please consider contributing to this special Katrina relief

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