The Jazz Foundation of America's Musicians Emergency Fund stepped up big time to help New Orleans
musicians after Hurricane Katrina and its catastrophic flooding aftermath. And it is preparing to reach out to Texas jazz, blues and roots musicians affected by Hurricane Harvey.
The Jazz Foundation will help them rebuild, repairing homes, replacing belongings and treasured instruments and even replacing work.
Here's a link
where you can join me and others in the music community in supporting this great effort.
Some background if you're unfamiliar. The Jazz Foundation brought over 1,000 musicians and their families back after Katrina by rehousing them, donating top-shelf instruments and creating paying gigs for hundreds.
It also was there for hundreds affected by Superstorm Sandy. It also helped rebuild the homes of the musicians who lost everything in last year's devastating floods in Baton Rouge.
For 26 years, the Jazz Foundation has been keeping jazz and blues alive by helping the musicians who have played with everyone from Duke Ellington and Billie Holiday to Jimi Hendrix and The Rolling Stones. It assists in more than 5,000 cases a year nationwide.
This story appears courtesy of Ken Franckling's Jazz Notes.
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