Branford Marsalis and dad, Ellis Marsalis, join Habitat to announce Musicians’ Village
Habitat for Humanity and New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity, worked with Harry Connick Jr., and Branford Marsalis, honorary chairs of the organization’s hurricane rebuilding program, Operation Home Delivery. They announced plans on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2005 for a “Musicians’ Village” in the Crescent City. It was announced that The Musicians’ Village, conceived by Connick and Marsalis, will consist of Habitat-constructed homes for displaced New Orleans musicians. Its centerpiece is the Ellis Marsalis Center for Music, dedicated to the education and development of homeowners and others who will live nearby.