new orleans

Connick Jr., Marsalis Attend Event In Musicians' Village

WDSU.com
General Release
August 26, 2010

Musicians’ Village in the Upper 9th Ward was conceived post-Hurricane Katrina to give several generations of musicians and other families a community in which to live and prosper.

On Thursday, nearing the five-year mark since the storm, the milestone was celebrated in an area of the city that’s coming into its own.

The McDonogh 35 Choir helped mark the big moment, along with Harry Connick jr.

An oversized fleur de lis was raised to the top of the Ellis Marsalis Center for Music, which is halfway finished.
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Submitted by Ben on August 27th, 2010 — 12:59pm

Check your local listings!

As we approach the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, many are taking a moment to reflect on the trials and tribulations of the people of New Orleans and to speak of the challenges they have faced and the victories hard won, their courage and the commitment to a revitalized and renewed Crescent City.

Harry Connick, Jr., Branford Marsalis and Ellis Marsalis will add their voices as some of America’s finest journalists retell the tale and look forward to the future.   Check your local listings for the following programs’ coverage commemorating the 5th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina (from the Musicians’ Village):

* Larry King Live – airdate 8/27
#AC360 – airdate either 8/26 or 8/27
ABC Radio – airdate this weekend
E! News – airdate this weekend
*#MSNBC’s Tamron Hall – airdate 8/27
The Today Show – live in the a.m. on 8/27
*#NBC Nightly News w/ Brian Williams – airdate this weekend
Good Morning America – TBA

*Branford
#Ellis

We thank you all for your support these past 5 years.  We are so excited about what we have been able to accomplish with your help.

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NOLAMusiciansVillage.org

Ellis Marsalis Center for Music

 

Yesterday, we released The Marsalis Family’s brand new album Music Redeems.

100% of proceeds from the sale of this album go to programming at the Ellis Marsalis Center for Music; the heart the of NOLA Musicians’ Village.

For more information on the village, please visit the official website at NOLAMusiciansVillage.org. We thank you for your support.

Submitted by Ben on August 25th, 2010 — 03:35pm

The local beat goes on, familial-ly and festival-ly

By: Geraldine Wyckoff, Contributing Writer
The Louisiana Weekly
Monday, August 23, 2010

Intellectually, we are, of course, aware that the Marsalis family is chocked full of hugely talented musicians. Nonethe­less, when the emcee of this concert introduces each one of them by name — saxophonist Branford, trumpeter Wynton, trombonist Delfeayo, drummer/vibest Jason (in their birth order) and finally patriarch “maestro” Ellis Marsalis, one can’t help but marvel. Later, photographer/writer Ellis Marsalis III adds his voice to the mix.
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Submitted by Ben on August 24th, 2010 — 12:02pm

Branford To Be Featured on CNN's "Impact Your World" Series!

We are thrilled to announce that Branford Marsalis will be featured on CNN’s Impact Your World series discussing his involvement with the New Orleans’ Musicians’ Village and the future Ellis Marsalis Center for Music. Tune in during the following times, or look for his segment online later this afternoon (Friday, August 20, 2010).

On CNN: Saturday 4 PM & 7 PM, Sunday 6 AM, Monday 7 AM, Tuesday 4 PM, Wednesday 2 PM, Thursday 11 AM, Friday 9 AM & 10 AM.

 

UPDATE: We are excited to announce that Branford’s segment on CNN’s “Impact Your World” series is now online for your viewing pleasure! Please CLICK HERE to watch the video. Thank you for the support.

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Submitted by Ben on August 20th, 2010 — 11:28am

Marsalis family puts their talent to work for a good cause

Publication: USA Today
Author: Steve Jones
Date: August 20, 2010

The Marsalis family rarely plays together, but the brothers seized the opportunity to do so last summer in honor of 75-year-old patriarch/pianist Ellis Marsalis. All proceeds from a new jazz album capturing that exuberant event will help fund educational programming at a community center bearing his name in the Musicians’ Village in New Orleans.
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Submitted by Ben on August 19th, 2010 — 11:00pm

Branford blowing from home: a heartfelt and practical reaction to the devastation of New Orleans

Date: 02.25.2010
Publication: The Courier Mail
Author: Suzanna Clarke

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Submitted by Ben on February 25th, 2010 — 12:00am

Branford Marsalis, Harry Connick Jr. to Headline NBA All-Star Weekend Show

Date: 02.12.2008
Publication: Jazz Times
Author: Jeff Tamarkin

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Submitted by Ben on February 12th, 2008 — 12:00am

NBA All-Star Game to Include Three Days of Musical Acts

Date: 02.11.2008
Publication: The Associated Press

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Submitted by Ben on February 11th, 2008 — 12:00am

Musicians appreciate effort of fellow entertainer Brad Pitt

Date: 12.14.2007
Publication: The Times-Picayune
Author: Harry Connick Jr. and Branford Marsalis

We wanted to express our appreciation for the very important home-building project that Brad Pitt and his Make It Right Foundation have launched in New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward.

As native New Orleanians who retain deep ties through family and friends, we know that our gratitude mirrors that of countless residents, both those who have already returned and those still hoping to return to this beautiful and unique city.
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Submitted by Ben on December 14th, 2007 — 12:00am