Special Concert to Benefit Haitian Relief


Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra in collaboration with Christ Church Episcopal Cathedral announced today the “New Orleans to Haiti Relief Concert”, a special benefit concert for the victims of the Haitian earthquake, this Friday, January 22 at 7pm at the Christ Church Cathedral at 2919 St. Charles Avenue. Doors open at 6pm.

A minimum donation of $25 is suggested, 100% of the proceeds will go to assist the Episcopal Relief & Development fund for Haiti.

As the international relief and development agency of the Episcopal Church of the United States, Episcopal Relief and Development is on the ground in Haiti meeting such needs as food, water, shelter and medical care. For more information, call (504) 895-6602 or
visit www.cccnola.org or www.thenojo.com.

“In Port-au-Prince, the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti has set up a camp the size of a football field where thousands are receiving food, water and other supplies as they become available. We welcome the chance to bring the generous people of New Orleans together to show solidarity with our brothers and sisters who are just beginning the long journey toward recovery.” said Fr. David duPlantier, Dean of Christ Church Cathedral. For more information on the Episcopal Relief & Development Agency,
visit https://www.er-d.org/.

Irvin Mayfield, Artistic Director of the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra and the Cultural Ambassador for the State of Louisiana and the City of New Orleans, has deep affection for the people of Haiti where he spent time studying the musical connection between Haiti and New Orleans. “With historical ties that bind us musically and culturally, New Orleans is a part of Haiti and Haiti is part of New Orleans”, said Mayfield.

The spiritual concert will feature special guest artists and is aimed at providing New Orleans residents with a dedicated vehicle to support those in need in Haiti. Mayfield will play the Elysian Trumpet which has been designated a national treasure by the President of the United States and serves as a living memorial to Irvin Mayfield Sr. and all those who perished in the aftermath of Katrina.

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