The Trombone Shorty Foundation, the Gia Maione Prima Foundation, and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation proudly announce “Tunes for Toys,” a toy drive and concert at the George and Joyce Wein Jazz and Heritage Center, 1225 N. Rampart Street, on Thursday, December 21. This annual event will feature music from New Breed Brass Band with special guest Trombone Shorty and students from the Trombone Shorty Academy. This concert for the community is free and open to the public, starting at 7pm. All are encouraged to bring a new toy in exchange for admission.
This event is made possible by generous support from the Gia Maione Prima Foundation, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, Offbeat Magazine, and Whole Foods Market. Thanks to Razor Scooters for donating 100 new scooters to the toy drive. Toys can be donated at Whole Foods (300 N. Broad St) between November 24-December 22, 7am-9pm. Toys will be distributed to children from the Treme and surrounding neighborhoods at “Toys from Troy” at Whole Foods (300 N. Broad St) on Friday, December 22 at 3pm.
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