bojon compadre and perennial new orleans jazz fest charger, jim stanford, is throwin' down a gig in his home town of jackson hole, wyoming this friday (sept. 30) to raise money for the victims of hurricane katrina. chip in to the cause if you can, and think good thoughts for a smooth and bountiful shindig!
here's some background info about the event that jim sent around:
JACKSON, Wyo.: Recognizing New Orleans' rich musical heritage, the Mangy Moose Saloon in Teton Village will host a benefit concert on Friday, Sept. 30, to help the city and its musicians recover from Hurricane Katrina.
Area businesses are donating dozens of prizes for an auction and raffle at Friday's show. Among the items to be auctioned are a Weekend Warrior ski pass, valued at $700, from Jackson Hole Mountain Resort; a whitewater kayak, valued at $800, from Snake River Kayak & Canoe; and a fine art print by wildlife photographer Tom Mangelsen, valued at $500. Also to be auctioned are a pair of handmade wooden bookshelves crafted by carpenter Eric Huyffer and the original "Raise the Roof" poster art by Amy Ringholz.
Music will be provided by House of Vibe Allstars, a ska and funk band from Los Angeles. There also will be a New Orleans-style jam session of Jackson Hole musicians, featuring members of Mandatory Air, Soul Impressions and other special guests. Showtime is 9 p.m. Tickets cost $20, which includes raffle entry.
"We want to give back to a city that has given so much to us through music," says Dom Gagliardi, Mangy Moose music director. "Whether we realize it or not, all of the jazz and funk we have ever heard has roots with New Orleans musicians."
Posted by bojon at September 28, 2005 10:05 PM