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In 2005, Music Rising was formed to support those devasted by the results of Hurricane Katrina. Since that time Music Rising has supported musicians, schools, choirs and individuals with musical instruments. Preserving the rich heritage of the Gulf South has now been established with Music Rising cu... read more
Adrian X

Music Rising Spotlight:
Adrian X

Take a bit of Jimmy Page, add some Prince and sprinkle in some of guitar virtuoso Johnny A then blend in a bit of Joe Bonamassa, Jeff Beck, and the best guitarist you ever remember and you have Ad... read more

Fest4Kidz Sound Cafe New Orleans April 24, 2014

The Threadsheads Ticket Giveaway, awarding Silence is Violence Music Clinic students with Jazz Fest tickets, happened at the Sound Cafe on April 25, 2013. A couple of the students did a great job ... read more

Thirstbusters

Music Rising Spotlight: The Thirstbusters

The Thirstbusters The pop/rock band who has jumped into the music scene with thousands of fans, critical acclaim and a debut for their new single “Bad Bad Girl” on the hit tv show “90210” ... read more

Music Rising Announces National Relief Fund

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MUSIC RISING LAUNCHES NATIONAL RELIEF FUND AND ANNOUNCES GRANT TO SUPPORT MUSIC PROGRAMS AFFECTED BY HURRICANE SANDY New York, New York …January 7 , 2013….Music Rising, th... read more

MESSAGE OF SUPPORT: Hurricane Isaac

Music Rising wants to let the people of New Orleans know that our thoughts and prayers are with them as recovery from Hurricane Isaac begins. As our friends in New Orleans garner the strength to de... read more

Trombone Shorty

Music Rising December Spotlight: Trombone Shorty

Singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews has earned unanimous raves on five continents in the past year alone with his patented high energy "SUPAFUNKROCK" sound.  He w... read more

Former US President Bill Clinton Thanks Music Rising

Monday Oct 17 2011 U2 participated in an all-star concert for former US president Bill Clinton last weekend. Here's what Clinton had to say about Music Rising: “I want to say to Edge thank you f... read more

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Music Rising October Spotlight: Allan Harris

New Orleans, LA….October 3, 2011….Music Rising, a post-Katrina organization co-founded by U2’s The Edge and legendary producer Bob Ezrin with a mission to restore and preserve the musical he... read more

Trumpeter Nicholas Payton Takes Up Jazz Artist-in-Residence at Tulane University

Jazz trumpeter Nicholas Payton has been named the Jazz Artist-in-Residence at Tulane University for the 2011-2012 academic year. The residency is a funded by Music Rising. The Jazz Artist-in-Residenc... read more

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