Would you believe there are children in New Orleans who want to learn music who can’t get instruments?

How can this be!?!

Here is a very detailed article on the state of the music education infrastructure in New Orleans written by Antonio J. Garcia, originally published in abbreviated form in the print version of the Jazz Education Journal.

Maybe I’m too simple minded, but if every church and school in America sent just one instrument to New Orleans, wouldn’t that solve the problem overnight? What’s the hang up?

Click here to read Jazz Education in New Orleans, Post-Katrina.

9th Ward Marching Band
Strong in the broken places Ernest Hemingway

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