THis ADVISORY BOARD IS A GROUP OF CULTURAL AMBASSADORS TO CHAMPION THE RESURRECTION OF THE EAGLE SALOON.

 
George Porter Jr.  Artist \ Musician  - Member of The Original Meters and GPJ & His Runnin' Pardners

George Porter Jr.

 Artist \ Musician  - Member of The Original Meters and GPJ & His Runnin' Pardners

"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

Big Sam   Artist \ Musician - Leader of Big Sam's Funky Nation

Big Sam  

Artist \ Musician - Leader of Big Sam's Funky Nation

"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."

-Big Sam

DJ Soul Sister DJ \ Tastemaker

DJ Soul Sister

DJ \ Tastemaker

"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

Dwayne Brashears The Brashears Foundation

Dwayne Brashears

The Brashears Foundation

"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."

-Dwayne Brashears

Ian Neville  Artist \ Musician - Member of Dumpstahpunk

Ian Neville 

Artist \ Musician - Member of Dumpstahpunk

"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."

-Ian Neville

Deacon John   Artist \ Musician \ Bandleader

Deacon John  

Artist \ Musician \ Bandleader

"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

"Historic preservation is an obligation to us all. In a city in which we've lost so many of our cultural touchstones to the ravages of time and disaster, it's all the more important to help preserve and continue all that we can. I'm honored to be a part of this exceptional project."

-Holly Hobbs

 

    Eric Krasno Artist \ Musician - Member of Soulive & Lettuce

 

 

Eric Krasno

Artist \ Musician - Member of Soulive & Lettuce

"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."

-Eric Krasno

Ivan Neville Artist \ Musician - Member of Dumpstaphunk

Ivan Neville

Artist \ Musician - Member of Dumpstaphunk

"I’m honored to be a part of and witness the commitment to revive and carry forward this historic relic in our great city."

-Ivan Neville

  PJ. Morton Artist \ Musician  - Member of Maroon 5 & PJ Morton Band

 

PJ. Morton

Artist \ Musician  - Member of Maroon 5 & PJ Morton Band

"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

Dave Torkanowsky Musician \ Composer

Dave Torkanowsky

Musician \ Composer

“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.”

-Dave Torkanowsky