Media Mentions & Press Hits

The Soul Queen of New Orleans shared remarks on the TODAY show about giving back to musicians

Irma Thomas Shares Important PSA to Support Louisiana’s Music Community with Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager.  The Soul Queen of New Orleans shared some important remarks on the TODAY show about giving back to musicians right now.

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Jazz & Heritage Music Relief Fund- by Danny Edwards

Jazz musicians strike the right note
New Orleans music students feature in a new, tuneful PSA with musician, producer, actor and philanthropist, Trombone Shorty.

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Irma Thomas Shares Important PSA to Support Louisiana’s Music Community in Pandemic

The Soul Queen of New Orleans shared some important remarks on the TODAY show about giving back to musicians right now.

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Jazz & Heritage Music Relief Fund by HYC

Jazz & Heritage Foundation’s latest effort will kick off with a PSA entitled “Rise and Shine” – helmed by director Benjamin Sonntag and featuring New Orleans’ own Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews – created to reawaken the New Orleans and to invite music lovers everywhere to join together and help the city’s sound carry on for generations to come.

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The Soul of New Orleans Is At Risk, Along with Its Blues, Jazz, and Funk

This unprecedented crisis has led to the indefinite cancellation of gigs, event postponements, and venue closures around the world. It has left many Louisiana musicians and others who work in the music industry facing a total or near-total loss of income for the foreseeable future.

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Tarriona “Tank” Ball reflects on lockdown in New Orleans

Grammy-nominated musician Tarriona “Tank” Ball reflects on lockdown Mardi Gras; says New Orleans has been going through “a very tough time” during lockdown.

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New Orleans Music Students Star In New PSA with Trombone Shorty

New Orleans Music Students Star In New PSA with Trombone Shorty

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New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation Reawakens the City with Spectacular PSA

When the Covid-19 pandemic rolled across the globe, it silenced live music everywhere. Perhaps nowhere was that silence more deafening than New Orleans. To help offset the fallout for struggling musicians, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation launched a Music Relief Fund last spring.

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Jazz & Heritage Music Relief Fund- by David Gianatasio

Trombone Shorty Stands Tall in PSA to Help New Orleans Musicians
Light + Co. crafts ‘Rise and Shine’ for Mardi Gras

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Irma Thomas Talks Music Relief Fund on the Today Show

Grammy winner Irma Thomas joins Hoda and Jenna to talk about the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation’s PSA to support Louisiana musicians as they suffer from the shutdowns due to the pandemic.

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Jazz & Heritage Music Relief Fund on Where Y’at

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation is on a mission. The goal? Help local, out-of-work musicians whose gigs, performances, and jobs have been put on hold due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Created February 8, the foundation’s relief fund has already garnered over $8,000. With a goal of $250,000, there’s still a long way to go on this most recent fundraising effort, though it’s hardly the first endeavor.

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Jazz & Heritage Music Relief Fund

When the COVID-19 pandemic rolled across the globe, it silenced live music everywhere. Perhaps nowhere was that silence more deafening than New Orleans.

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Jazz & Heritage Music Relief Fund Featured on Offbeat.com

NOLA Music Students Star In PSA With Trombone Shorty To Raise Funds For Local Musicians.  The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation today launched a new PSA, “Rise and Shine,” starring Trombone Shorty, to raise money for their relief fund to support Louisiana musicians who have lost income amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Jazz & Heritage Music Relief Fund

Jazz & Heritage Music Relief Fund Press Release

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Jazz & Heritage Music Relief Fund- Julie Wise Oreck

Development Chair, Julie Wise Oreck, discusses the Jazz & Heritage Music Relief Fund on WVUE, Fox 8 Live

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WVUE Fox 8 Live Interviews Trombone Shorty about the Jazz & Heritage Music Relief Fund

Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews talks about why Louisiana musicians need support how the Jazz & Heritage Music Relief Fund can help.

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WWL: New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation is the force behind Jazz Fest and much more

Local CBS affiliate WWL profiled the great work of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, including the Jazz & Heritage Archive, the Community Partnership Grant program, and the Don “Moose” Jamison Heritage School of Music.

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WDSU: Jazz Fest benefits New Orleans’ next musical generation

WDSU reporter Randi Rousseau visited the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation’s Don “Moose” Jamison Heritage School of Music to learn more about the program, its students, and its history.

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New York Times: Jazz Fest at 50: The Stubbornness and Joy of New Orleans

In recognition of the 50th anniversary of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, the New York Times profiled the festival and the ways in which revenue from Jazz Fest is given back to the community through the programs of the Foundation.

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Foundation Gives $360,000 in Community Partnership Grants

The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, the non-profit that owns the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell, recently presented its 2013-2014 community partnership grants, totaling $361,865. Full story on NOLA.com.

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Programs Director Profiled in Columbia Alumni Magazine

Scott Aiges, our director of programs, marketing and communications, is profiled in the alumni magazine of his alma mater.

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“Culture & Regulation” Symposium Is a Timely Discussion

“Our job tonight it to turn down the heat,” announced Scott Aiges, Director of Programs, Marketing & Communications for the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation. He spoke Thursday night to a full-ish house gathered at the Old U.S. Mint for this year’s Tom Dent Congo Square Symposium on the theme of “Culture and Regulation,” a timely talk considering the recent penalties handed down to St. Roch Tavern. Aiges clearly hoped to avoid the rhetoric that the supposed “war on live music” engenders each time it comes up, and he was largely successful.” - Alex Rawls in My Spilt Milk

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Tom Dent Congo Square Symposium On the Radio

Chris Reade did a GNO Info Minute segment on WWNO-FM about our Nov. 9, 2012, Tom Dent Congo Square Symposium.

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Treme Creole Gumbo Fest On the Radio

WWNO’s Ian McNulty does a preview of the 2012 Treme Creole Gumbo Festival.

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Treme Creole Gumbo Festival

The Treme Creole Gumbo Festival in The Times-Picayune

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Class Got Brass in The Lens

Our Class Got Brass competition is detailed in this article in The Lens, which examines music education pre- and post-Katrina.

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2012 Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival

Blues Fest 2012 in the Times-Picayune

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Foundation profiled in Times-Picayune

The New Orleans Times-Picayune takes an in-depth look at the Foundation’s year-round programs, with a focus on the $8 million capital campaign for the Jazz & Heritage Center.

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Don Marshall on WWL-TV

The Foundation’s executive director, Don Marshall, was on the WWL-TV morning show to explain all that’s going on with the Foundation during Jazz Fest - especially the launch of the capital campaign for the Jazz & Heritage Center.

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Foundation Honors Lionel Ferbos

Jazz & Heritage Foundation board member Henry Lacey in The Times-Picayune as Jazz Fest honors 100-year-old trumpeter Lionel Ferbos.

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Heritage School Alum Khris Royal Making Waves

Adding to the list of Heritage School of Music grads who are making noise in the music world is Khris Royal.

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Sync Up in Gambit

Gambit Weekly’s write-up on the 2011 Sync Up conference.

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2011 Community Day of Service

The Times-Picayune did a photo essay on our third annual Community Day of Service, a volunteer work day done in conjunction with the St. Bernard Project.

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Sync Up on WWNO

Interview with Foundation Programs Director Scott Aiges about the 2011 Sync Up Conference

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Foundation Featured on WGNO’s “News With A Twist”

WGNO’s “News With A Twist” profiled the Foundation and it’s year-round work to use Jazz Fest proceeds to benefit the community.

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