April is Jazz Appreciation Month
Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) is a time to celebrate the unique qualities of America’s art form, the talents of jazz legends, the joy music can bring to its audiences, and whatever jazz means to you. JAM culminates with International Jazz Day on April 30 featuring an exciting line-up of jazz all-stars from around the globe celebrating in style at an outdoors concert in Osaka, Japan.
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Harry Connick, Jr., Ellis Marsalis, attend ceremony for 'Center for Music'
Author: Times Picayune Staff
Date: August 27, 2010
Musicians Ellis Marsalis and Harry Connick Jr. joined Mayor Mitch Landrieu on Thursday for a topping-off ceremony for the new Ellis Marsalis Center for Music in the Musicians Village.
Completion of the center is expected next year. It will serve as a center for the education and development of musicians.
The 17,800-square-foot Ellis Marsalis Center for Music will have three sections: a performance hall, offices, and a community room.
All 72 single-family homes and five duplexes in Musicians Village were constructed by New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity staff and volunteers. The village stands on the site of Kohn Junior High School, which was torn down in the 1990s.