Building on the foundation’s preservation of traditional New Orleans sounds, Trad Fridays is a unique partnership with New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) celebrating the teaching and mentorship that keeps brass band street music alive. This monthly series brings the street to classically-trained students at the center, furthering the academy’s thorough and diverse musical education. Free and open to the public and led by renowned musicians Wendell Brunious and Herlin Riley, these sessions help students gain a comprehensive knowledge of jazz, blues, funk, soul, and more local styles. Trad Fridays take place at the NOCCA Ellis Marsalis Jazz Studio, 2800 Chartres Street. Thank you to Acura for generous support for this program!