Sunday, December 24, 2006
Oh Holy Night New Orleans Style
Thanks to John B who tips us to this wonderful piece of music, first heard on "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip". Their Christmas episode featured a group of New Orleans musicians, organized by the Tipitina's Foundation, playing a beautiful and original arrangement of "Oh Holy Night" for the show, featuring:
Musicians benefiting from The Tipitina's Foundation
Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews, Trumpet
Kirk Joseph, Sousaphone
Roderick Paulin, Saxophone
Frederick Shepherd, Saxophone
Stephen Walker, Trombone
Mervin "Kid Merv" Campbell, Trumpet
Bob French, Drums
For more info, see the The Tipitina's Foundation Mission
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.
TrackBack URL for this entry:
Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Oh Holy Night New Orleans Style:
The comments to this entry are closed.