One Year Later, Jazz CD Produced At UNH To Support Hurricane Katrina Relief Still Available
Contact:  Steve Cooper
(603) 862-2714
NH Library of Traditional Jazz
August 30, 2006

DURHAM, N.H. -- Sales of a jazz CD produced by the Traditional Jazz Library at the University of New Hampshire titled Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans? have raised more than $10,000 for Hurricane Katrina charities that benefit musicians and libraries impacted by the devastating storm. The recording, which is still available for $20 (including shipping and handling), focuses on music related to New Orleans. The UNH Library underwrote production costs so that all proceeds directly support hurricane relief.

Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans?

The music on this CD is drawn from the library’s extensive recorded archives of the university’s Traditional Jazz Series concerts. Fifteen tracks comprise nearly 70 minutes of music and span the years 1980 to 2005. The cast of musicians represented include Doc Cheatham, Vic Dickenson, Dave McKenna, Dick Hyman, Jimmy Mazzy, Eli Newberger, Bud Freeman, Peanuts Hucko, Bob Wilbur, Butch Thompson and Tommy Gallant. Groups represented include Ray Smith’s Paramount Jazz Band of Boston, The New Black Eagles Jazz Band, The Wolverine Jazz Band, The Galvanized Jazz Band, the White Heat Swing Orchestra and Vince Giordano’s New Orleans Nighthawks.

The Traditional Jazz Series is beginning its 28th year. The first concert on Sept. 19 will feature the New Black Eagle Jazz Band. Another concert this season features the Galvanized Jazz Band, also featured on the Katrina Relief CD. For more information about the 2006-2007 Traditional Jazz Series call (603) 862-2290 or visit http://www.izaak.unh.edu/nhltj/.

The New Hampshire Library of Traditional Jazz was established in 1978 by Dorothy Prescott, a long-time supporter of traditional jazz music in New England. The library’s mission is to preserve the history of and foster the appreciation and future of traditional jazz music as an original American art form. This includes co-producing, with the Department of Music, the Traditional Jazz Series at UNH.

The CD is priced at $20, including $2 for shipping and handling. To purchase a CD or to get additional information, visit http://www.izaak.unh.edu/nhltj/ or call (603) 862-2714.