All About Jazz wants you to know how you can help victims of Hurricane Katrina.
1. Hurricane Katrina Relief Effort in NYC
2. Higher Ground Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert
3. IAJE Hurricane Relief Zone
4. New Orleans Musicians Clinic Emergency Fund
5. Vision for New Orleans Artists: A NYC Benefit
6. Shout! Factory To Aid Victims of Hurricane Katrina
7. Raising Funds for Katrina Relief? Post Your News!
8. The Birthplace of Jazz
Hurricane Katrina Relief Effort in NYC
An ever-growing number of New York City bars, clubs, and organizations have committed to When The Saints Go Marching In, a relief effort that will run from September 11-18. During this week-long period, participating bars and clubs have agreed to donate portions of their sales to the American Red Cross Hurricane Relief Fund.
To learn more, including how you can participate, read this breaking news item.
Higher Ground Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert
Jazz at Lincoln Center today plans to produce the Higher Ground Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert on Saturday, September 17 at 7pm at Rose Theater in Frederick P. Rose Hall on Broadway at 60th Street in New York City. The concert will seek to raise funds for Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. Bill Cosby will host the concert and Wynton Marsalis Peter Cincotti, Elvis Costello, Paquito D'Rivera, Abbey Lincoln, Diana Krall, Jon Hendricks and more TBA.
The event will be broadcasted on National Public Radio, XM Satellite Radio, WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM, and other broadcast partners. A CD will be produced and released by Blue Note Records with all profits going to relief funds.
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IAJE Hurricane Relief Zone
The International Association for Jazz Education has set up a special area where you can provide offers of assistance or respond directly to IAJE members in need in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama. This could include employment opportunities, housing, telephone calling cards, instruments, relief supplies, or other forms of assistance. Click here to learn more.
New Orleans Musicians Clinic Emergency Fund
The New Orleans Musicians Clinic (NOMC) which has the names and addresses of many musicians in New Orleans are working now to locate them and find temporary housing for those displaced by the hurricane.
For more information about NOMC and the Jazz Foundation of America, click here.
Vision for New Orleans Artists: A NYC Benefit
Arts for Art and the Vision Festival present Vision for New Orleans Artists, a jazz and creative music all-star benefit for the artists of New Orleans. The event will take place on September 20 at the Angel Orensanz Foundation For The Arts in NYC. Featured performers include the Little Huey Creative Music Orchestra, Masada, Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Bill Dixon, Oliver Lake, Muhal Richard Adams, Kidd Jordan, Tri-Factor, Jazz Passengers, Yo La Tengo, and many more. Proceeds from the event will go to New Orleans artists.
For more information, click here.
Shout! Factory To Aid Victims of Hurricane Katrina
Shout! Factory will be donating all of the profits from sales made from the Shout! Factory web site of the 4-CD box set Doctors, Professors, Kings & Queens: The Big Ol' Box Of New Orleans through the end of 2005 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund in order to aid victims of Hurricane Katrina.
This deluxe 4-CD box set includes five hours of music including rock, jazz, soul, funk, R&B, Cajun, blues and klezmer. It includes greats like Fats Domino, Dr. John, Rebirth Brass Band, BeauSoleil, Buckwheat Zydeco, Earl King, The Meters, The Neville Brothers and Louis Armstrong.
Raising Money for Katrina Relief? Post Your News!
If you're raising money for Katrina relief and are looking to bring greater exposure to your efforts, we encourage you to post your announcement to the AAJ News Center. AAJ News is as active as ever and you're assured of reaching thousands of readers with your message.
AAJ also syndicates its news via RSS and AAJ Live Content, so your message will reach readers beyond the website.
The Birthplace of Jazz
We've published a few New Orleans-related articles over the past few days, starting with Vic Schermer's A Credo on Behalf of New Orleans Recovery, Nathan Holaway's Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans?, Peter Aaron's Preservation Hall Preserved By Katrina, and Todd R. Brown's New Birth For New Orleans Brass Bands.