THis ADVISORY BOARD IS A GROUP OF CULTURAL AMBASSADORS TO CHAMPION THE RESURRECTION OF THE EAGLE SALOON.
"There are so few chances left to preserve and restore New Orleans historic music rooms. It is special that we have this opportunity to save the historic Eagle Saloon. I am honored to be asked to serve on the board of advisors and support the effort to save this significant landmark."
-George Porter Jr
"It's a pleasure & an honor to be part of restoring the Eagle Saloon. In New Orleans, we've already lost a lot of historical landscapes, whether it's from Katrina or people not caring. We should not let this be one of them! We should do everything in our power to preserve our unique culture. I'm very interested to provide counsel & direction in this historical building, which my great grandfather, Buddy Bolden once played."
"I remain committed to promoting New Orleans music and culture which, in addition to our people, are the energy and life force of my city. And I'm more than fired up to help do this as an advisory board member. For me, having the Eagle Saloon restored as a place for that life force to continue to thrive is not only exciting, but makes good sense. Count me in, and see you at the Eagle Saloon!"
-Melissa A. Weber aka DJ Soul Sister
"I am honored to be part of the Eagle Saloon Initiative team as we take steps to revitalize a historic building in the New Orleans cultural landscape."
"Still standing in a rapidly changing area of the city, the Eagle Saloon represents vital core importance of musical history and culture. Restoring this building and what it represents will be a cornerstone in preserving our rich past as the city moves forward."
"I'm absolutely thrilled and excited to be a part of the renaissance of the South Rampart Street Jazz Corridor. The restoration of the Eagle Saloon represents a giant step forward in showcasing the importance of the birthplace of jazz in New Orleans, as well as providing a boost to tourism and more employment for our local musicians."
-Deacon John Moore
"I am thrilled to be involved with The Eagle Saloon Initiative. A project set in place to preserve an important piece of New Orleans culture while creating a space that will foster new and creative ideas."
"I’m honored to be a part of and witness the commitment to revive and carry forward this historic relic in our great city."
"I'm amazed and elated that this important piece of my birthplace's history is still standing! Even more excited that we'll be able to restore it to what it once was."
- PJ Morton
“It was Buddy Bolden stepping out into the street and playing with such a big sound that everybody from all the other clubs would come to the Eagle Saloon. Preserving something like this is an obligation, because the ancestors still live there.”