Tipitina’s Foundation

I know William Crawley will likely add this to his blog today.  I’m adding it too. "It" is a wonderful Christmas download from Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.

The music comes from the Christmas episode – but I won’t mention the context which would spoil the story.  Let’s just say a New Orleans band plays O, Holy Night.

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The band is there in support of The Tipitina’s Foundation

a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, has worked diligently to uplift the music community of New Orleans. After Hurricane Katrina devastated the city, the Foundation responded by rebuilding New Orleans’ music culture. Initially, the Foundation addressed the immediate needs of our exiled musicians and allowed them to carry on with their lives. Now the foundation is using the legendary music club, Tipitina’s Uptown, as the center of its relief efforts by hosting a newly-opened Music Co-op Office that allows musicians to conduct their business activities during the daytime, free legal and accounting seminars, free music lessons for music students, regular Master Seminars, and help with housing information. An important aspect of the rebuilding process has involved finding replacement instruments for both professionals and music students alike. So far the foundation has given away over $500,000 of new instruments. Through these efforts, the Tipitina’s Foundation is saving the musical traditions of New Orleans.

Happy Christmas – enjoy the music.

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