CELEBRATION OF LIFE
The tradition of the New Orleans second-line originated as a celebration of life at a Jazz Funeral. Similarly the Jazz Crawl for Charity was originally established as a tribute to our ‘Aunt Patty’ who loved introducing people to New Orleans culture. This sentiment is highlighted by the memorial donations that honor the name and memory of loved ones through the uplifting magic of the second-line celebration.
Name Commemoration: A photo marked in memoriam and archived online.
Parade Flowers: Silk carnations are handed out to parade spectators in memoriam.
Dirge: A gospel hymn sung at the beginning of the parade to recognize the tributes.
We work with local educators to identify aspiring students that don’t have the means to own their own instruments. The kids are surprised at school with their very own instruments that they can take home instead of borrowing from the school. Each instrument is presented in loving memory of someone and engraved with their name along with a new serial number to identify the donation and tribute online.
Aspiring Students: Instrument donations are made to under-privileged music students.
Memorial Engraving: Each donation is presented in memory of a loved one with a certificate and name engraving.
Serial Number: Instruments are also branded with a serial number to keep memorial instruments in circulation and tributes archived.