Berklee's Response to Hurricane Katrina

Berklee's Response to Hurricane Katrina

New Orleans Visiting Artist Series

In an effort to directly support musicians whose lives have been affected by Hurricane Katrina, Berklee has created the New Orleans Visiting Artist (NOVA) Fund to bring musicians from the birthplace of jazz to America's first college of jazz for teaching residencies and performances.

Visiting artists from the New Orleans area who have given clinics since the hurricane hit include saxophonist Donald Harrison, pianist Ellis Marsalis, bassist George Porter Jr., vocalist Marva Wright, pianist Henry Butler, and music therapist Suzanne St. Amand. Return to this page for news about future NOVA artist events.

Donald Harrison (holding saxophone) does some dancing with students during Berklee's Second Line Resurrection concert in November 2005.
Photo by Phil Farnsworth