THis ADVISORY BOARD IS A GROUP OF Literary and historical AMBASSADORS TO provide an authoritative perspective overseeing THE RESURRECTION OF THE EAGLE SALOON.
"That the building at 401 S. Rampart Street remains standing after a century of neglect and brutal weather is a miracle in itself. The fight to restore it must be an act of love and urgency. This building is much more than a symbol, it is a physical embodiment of our city's cultural survival. I am honored to play a small role in this noble effort."
- Louis Maistros
"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 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