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Tunes for Toys Concert


December 2022 -   December 2022 -   The Gia Maione Prima Foundation will sponsor the 2022 Tunes for Toys concert held on Friday, December 16, 2022 at the Warren Easton High School.  The event will include performances by Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews along with The Soul Rebels, Trombone Shorty Academy students and Warren Easton High School Marching Band and Units.  The event is hosted by Tonya Boyd-Cannon.  Admission is free to the public in exchange for a new toy given to New Orleans youth at the Trombone Shorty Foundation’s “Toys from Troy” event held on December 17, 2022.preciate this unique musical genre. 

Click here to learn more about Tunes for Toys on myneworleans.com

Click here to learn more about Tunes for Toys on tromboneshortyfoundation.org

Click here to read Press Release relating to Tunes for Toys

 

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Count Basie Center for the Arts


October 2022 -   As part of a multi-year grant to support the Count Basie Center for the Arts, the GMPF announced the sponsorship of the Louis Prima Jazz Brunch series.  In conjunction with the sponsorship, performances by Grammy nominated artists that include NOCCA/ASCAP Prima Foundation Scholar Jeffery Miller will be held on October 15th and  Tarriona Tank Ball of Tank and the Bangas will be held on November 13th.  The concert series is part of Count Basie Center for the Arts’ goal to preserve a legacy in jazz by presenting performances that inspire new generations to connect with and appreciate this unique musical genre.  

Click here to learn more about the Louis Prima Jazz Brunch Series

Click here to read the Press Release regarding Tarriona ‘Tank’ Ball of Tank and the Bangas

Click here to read NJArts.net news article regarding

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Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra


August 2022 -   The Gia Maione Prima Foundation has announced the renewal of a multi-year sponsorship with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) to support the Music for Life program.  The sponsorship will enable the program to continue to serve over 100 under-served students annually in elementary, middle and high schools across the Greater New Orleans community.  The Music for Life program is the premiere educational initiative by the LPO and is designed to offer students the opportunity to have access to individualized instruction with LPO musicians, develop life skills, and the ability to participate in collaborative concerts with their peers which is needed to foster social and academic success.

Click here to read Press Release

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Warren Easton Charter High School Foundation

July 2022 -   As part of a multi-year commitment, the GMPF proudly sponsored the 2022 Warren Easton High School Summer Camp.  The five week summer program offered students music instruction in jazz, marching band and concert band. The students performed at Essence Festival Culture in New Orleans.    Specialized instruction include Band Directors Asia Muhaimin, Johnny Fisher, NOCCA/Prima Foundation Scholar Glenn Hall of the Rebirth Brass Band, Scott Johnson, Raymond Ellison, Kirk Mathis and Charles Williams.

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Count Basie Center for the Arts

July 2022 -   GMPF has partnered with Count Basie Center for the Arts and Red Bank’s Jazz Arts Project for a free, two week summer music camp for students interested in jazz music.  The Louis and Gia Maione Prima Music Camp will take place during the weeks of July 11 and July 22, 2021.  The summer program is available to 3rd through 7th grade students in Monmouth and Ocean Counties.  The program offers students a no-cost opportunity to experience hands-on instruction from professional musicians and music educators while collaborating with their peers which is key to fostering the program’s mission of social and academic success.

Click here to learn more about the Louis and Gia Maione Prima Music Camp

Click here to read the Press Release regarding the Louis and Gia Maione Prima Music Camp

Click here to read Thank You from Students Attending Summer Camp

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St. Vincent Academy

June 2022 -   A scholarship sponsored by the GMPF Foundation has been awarded to graduating senior Kiyara Piverger of St. Vincent Academy.  Ms. Piverger has had a passion and talent for art since she was a young child.  Her love for the arts has led her to choose a 5 year accredited program in Architecture at the Thomas Jefferson University.

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Toms River High School South

June 2022 -   Scholarships sponsored by the GMP Foundation were awarded to two outstanding senior students, Hope Kobus and Sadie Dickman of Toms River High School, alma mater of Gia Maione Prima.  Both students exemplified an outstanding academic record and involvement in music and theatre.  Their collegiate studies will include a focus in areas of music and performing arts.

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“Satchmo” Armstrong Summer Jazz Camp

June 2022 -   As part of a multi-year partnership, GMPF will support the Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong Summer Jazz Camp.  The two week camp offers a jazz education program to assist the next generation of jazz artists.  The curriculum also focuses developing leadership, character building, teamwork, problem solving skills, respect for culture along with raising self-esteem. The tuition free program allows students to select one primary instrument for instruction and the choice of study of music composition, swing dance or voice.

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Send Me a Friend and The Phoenix 

May 2022 -   The GMPF gladly supported the partnership of The Phoenix and Send Me a Friend.  The collaboration will be celebrated  with an evening of music, recovery and  community with Anders Osborne.  The partnership will use the power of music to help communities rise from the ashes of addiction.  A behavioral health research study conducted by Tulane University’s School of Social Work found that musicians are 4 times as likely to face serious or moderate mental health concerns and almost 2 times as likely to screen positive for problematic alcohol and drug use than the general population.  Lifeshops are designed to transform, educate and support musicians/creative professionals who face challenges while in recovery and transform a deadly misperception that portrays drug and/or alcohol use as having a positive impact on career, income, creativity and performance anxiety; a deadly misperception that needs to be corrected to save lives and careers.

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2022 Shorty Fest

May 2022 -   GMPF has partnered with the Trombone Shorty Foundation to sponsor the 2022 Shorty Fest.      The event will feature performances by Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue along with Galactic featuring Anjelika “Jelly” Joseph, Dumpstaphunk and the students of the Trombone Shorty Academy.  An outdoor street festival will also feature live music by local brass bands, high school marching bands and Mardi Gras Indians.   A Walk of Fame induction ceremony will honor legendary musicians Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews and Cyril Neville.  All proceeds support the Trombone Shorty Foundation whose mission is committed to helping empower and educate future generations of musicians. 

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New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation Gala

April 2022 -   Anthony J. Sylvester, Partner and Trustee to the Gia Maione Prima Foundation was named New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Cultural Champion at this year’s Jazz & Heritage Foundation Gala.    The honorable award is given annually to an individual to recognize the commitment in supporting musical educational programs in the New Orleans community.  Since 2014, the Gia Maione Prima Foundation has supported programs to help, preserve and encourage the musical legacy of Louisiana’s rich culture and heritage by providing opportunities to the next generation of NOLA jazz artists.

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Gia Maione Prima Foundation Studio Theatre

March 2022 -   The opening and reception of the “Gia Maione Prima Foundation Studio Theatre” located in the Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County College, Toms River, New Jersey took place on March 19, 2022.  The event was part of a multi-year partnership with Ocean County College Foundation, Ocean County College  and Ocean County Vocation Technical School Performing Arts Academy that benefited the expansion of the Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts in Gia Maione Prima’s hometown of Toms River.  The endowment supports programing and celebrates the works of Louis Prima and Gia Maione Prima.  The all-day celebration included a dance festival with PAA and OCC Dance ensembles and the Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company.  The evening concluded with a performance by Louis Prima Jr. and the Witnesses. 

Click here to read about the Gia Maione Prima Foundation Studio Theatre opening

Click here to read news article re opening of the Gia Maione Foundation Studio Theatre

Click here to read about the opening of the GMPF Studio Theatre opening on NJArts.net

Click here to read about the opening of the GMPF Studio Theatre opening

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Click here to read about the opening of the Gia Maione Prima Foundation Studio Theatre

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Northshore Community Foundation

March 2022 -   The Northshore Community Foundation has announced this year’s recipient Kakki Taliancich of the Dick Knight Award.  Ms. Taliancich was recognized for 35 years of dedication and commitment to the non-profit West St. Tammany YMCA. The Dick Knight Award recognizes individuals for their commitment and service to the nonprofit sector.  The spirit of the award recognizes nonprofit staff who have significant tenure in service-based work and have a body of accomplishments that reflect that success. Previous winners include Rev. Steve Holzhalb of Christwood Retirement Center, Ola Magee of Regina Coeli Child Development Center, Dianne Baham of STARC and Myrna Jordan of Our Daily Bread Food Bank.

 

Click here to read Press Release

Click here to read news article re Kakki Taliancich , Recipient of the Dick Knight Award

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Rick Whittington and Vanessa Murphree Donation

February 2022 -   The GMPF received a generous donation from long-time supporters and friends Rick Whittington and Vanessa Murphree. The gift was utilized to provide drum equipment to a talented young musician Darnell Simms.

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NJArts.net

January 2022 -   The GMP Foundation has announced that it will renew its sponsorship to NJArts.net, a non-profit that produces independent arts journalism.   NJArts.net has become one of the most important media outlets for New Jersey’s arts activities.  

 

Click here to read news article regarding organizations supported by the GMP Foundation

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St. Vincent Academy

December 2021 -    Mariah Bishop, a student attending St. Vincent Academy was awarded a scholarship by the Gia Maione Prima Foundation.  At a young age, Ms. Bishop’s began creating art.  Her pre-existing skills and  tools learned in her  drawing program has helped her expand into digital artwork where she now uses watercolor.

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The NOCCA Institute – Home for the Holidays

December 2021 -   GMPF is proud to sponsor the 17th Annual Home for the Holidays.  The event is an annual fundraising concert in support of the  Daniel Price Memorial Fund for Aspiring Artists at New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA).   This year’s performances included Irma Thomas, John Boutte, Trombone Shorty and Friends, Kermit Ruffins and the BBQ Swingers, The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Soul Rebels and Anders Osborne.  The Daniel Price Memorial Fund provides a college scholarship to one outstanding NOCCA Visual Arts student each year and provides financial assistance for Visual Arts and Music students at NOCCA through the NOCCA Foundation’s  Student Success Program.

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Tunes for Toys Concert 

December 2021 -   The Gia Maione Prima Foundation sponsored the 2021 Tunes for Toys Concert held on Thursday, December 16, 2021 at the Warren Easton High School.  The event presided by Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews along with live performances by the young Academy students as well as New Breed Brass Band with Trombone Shorty  and the Warren Easton High School Marching Bands, Choir and Units.  The event was hosted by Tonya Boyd-Cannon.  Admission was free to the public in exchange for a new toy that was given the following day to New Orleans youth at the Trombone Shorty Foundation’s “Toys from Troy” event.

 

Click here to learn more about the Tunes for Toys event

 

Click here to read about the Tunes for Toys Holiday concert 

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Count Basie Center for the Arts

November 2021 -   The opening of the “Prima Lobby” located in the second floor space of the Grunin Arts and Education Building at the Count Basie Center, Red Bank, New Jersey is scheduled to take place November 14, 2021.  Performances by Louis Prima Jr. and the Witnesses and Prima Foundation Scholar Jeffery Miller are scheduled.  The Prima Lobby will highlight the GMP Foundation’s importance of American Jazz, American popular music, jazz performance and the fine arts.  The opening of the Prima Lobby is part of a $27 million expansion of the Count Basie Center to create a world-class creative campus for art education, culture and performing arts.

 

Click here to read the opening of the Prima Lobby

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Max’s Kansas City

October 2021 -  Yvonne Sewall was reported in a publication regarding the  philanthropic mission of Max’s Kansas City.  In 2001, the non-profit was established to continue the legacy of good deeds of the famed Mickey Ruskin.  It’s mission is to aid struggling artists with emergency relief in need of housing, medical and legal aid.  It’s program FEARLESSYOUth focuses on helping with substance abuse and suicide prevention for teens.   The Gia Maione Prima Foundation has committed to a multi-year grant supporting the programs of Max’s Kansas City Foundation. 

Click here to read news article re Max’s Kansas City

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2021 Shorty Fest

October 2021 -  GMPF has partnered with the Trombone Shorty Foundation to sponsor the 2021 Shorty Fest.      The event will feature performances by Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue along with Galactic featuring Anjelika “Jelly” Joseph, The Soul Rebels, Cimafunk, and special guests Tarriona “Tank” Ball, and the students of the Trombone Shorty Academy.  An outdoor street festival will also feature live music by New Orleans Nightcrawlers, New Breed Brass Band, Big Chief Juan Pardo & the Golden Commanches, and the Warren Easton High School Marching Band. A Walk of Fame induction ceremony will honor Cyril Neville.  All proceeds support the Trombone Shorty Foundation’s educational programs that include traditional jazz music education, instruction,  mentorship and performance designed to provide opportunities for the next generation of NOLA jazz artists.

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WWOZ – Jazz Festing in Place: An On-Air Festival

September 2021 -   GMPF announced the sponsorship of 2022 WWOZ Jazz Festing in Place.  The On-Air Festival broadcasts include Jazz Festival in Place held in October 2021, Jazz Festing during the traditional spring weekends of the festival in 2022, WWOZ’s Piano Night and Groovapedia.  Each broadcasts celebrates New Orleans music, heritage and culture.   Additionally, the sponsorship recognizes  GMPF as the flagship sponsor of School Groove program.

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Morristown Jazz & Blues Festival

September 2021 -   As part of a multi-year commitment, the GMPF proudly sponsored the Gift of Music program benefitting the residents of Knollwood Military Retirement Community which is operated by the Army Distaff Foundation. In conjunction with the sponsorship, Louis Prima, Jr. and the Witnesses will be performing on September 17, 2021.

Click here to learn more about the Morristown Jazz & Blues Festival 

Click here to read article regarding Morristown Jazz & Blues Festival

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Army Distaff Foundation

September 2021 -   As part of a multi-year commitment, the GMPF proudly sponsored the Gift of Music program benefitting the residents of Knollwood Military Retirement Community which is operated by the Army Distaff Foundation. In conjunction with the sponsorship, Louis Prima, Jr. and the Witnesses will be performing on September 17, 2021.

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Asbury Park Music Foundation

August 2021 - GMPF is sponsoring the Asbury Park Music Foundation Youth Music Program.  The program “Music Mondays” offers free concerts throughout the summer.  The series of concerts offer diverse styles of music.  The series is part of Asbury Park Music Foundation’s goal to unite the community, support local musicians and inspire under-served youth with life changing music education.    In conjunction with the sponsorship, performances by Louis Prima, Jr. and the Witnesses and NOCCA/Prima Foundation Scholar Jeffery Miller will be held on  July 19th and August 16th.

Click here to learn more about the Asbury Park Music Foundation “Music Mondays”

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Warren Easton Charter High School Foundation

July 2021 - The GMPF will sponsor the 2021 Warren Easton High School Summer Camp as part of a multi-year commitment.  The four week summer program will offer students music instruction in jazz, marching band and concert band. Specialized instruction will include a NOCCA/Prima Foundation Scholar Glenn Hall of the Rebirth Brass Band, Julian Gosin, Scott Johnson, Eddie Thomas, Manuel Perkins and Revon Andrews.

Warren Easton High School Summer Camp Photos:

Jeffery Miller Quartet with Middle School Summer Music Campers performing What a Wonderful World.

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Jeffery Miller Quartet with Middle School Summer Music Campers performing What a Wonderful World.

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Warren Easton High School Summer Camp Videos:

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Jazz Arts Project

July 2021 - The GMP Foundation is sponsoring Jazz Arts Project whose education and scholarship programs provide tools for future generations by introducing jazz to a diverse student population with an emphasis towards at-risk and underserved youth.  Jazz Arts Project offers a middle school summer music camp and produces Jazz in the Park, a free jazz concert held in Riverside Gardens Park located in Red Bank, New Jersey.  In conjunction with the sponsorship, Jeffery Miller Quartet will perform on July 22, 2021 at Jazz in the Park Kick-off Party.

Click here to read article found in Trinews.com

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Jeffery Miller Quartet with Middle School Summer Music Campers performing What a Wonderful World.

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Count Basie Center for the Arts

July 2021 - GMPF has partnered with Count Basie Center for the Arts and Red Bank’s Jazz Arts Project for a free, two week summer music camp for students interested in jazz music.  The Louis and Gia Maione Prima Music Camp will take place during the weeks of July 12 and July 19, 2021.  The summer program is available to 3rd through 8th grade students throughout Monmouth County.  The program will give the opportunity for hands-on instruction to young musicians from experienced music educators.  Specialized instruction will be offered by Jeffery Miller, 2013 scholar of the ASCAP Foundation Louis Prima Award.

Click here to read Press Release regarding the Louis and Gia Maione Prima Music Camp

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Warren Easton Charter High School Foundation

June 2021 - The GMP Foundation sponsored the 2021 Warren Easton High School Summer Camp as part of a multi-year commitment.  The four week summer program will offer students music instruction in jazz, marching band, choreography, concert band and percussion.   Specialized instruction will include a NOCCA/Prima Foundation Scholar Glenn Hall of the Rebirth Brass Band, Scott Johnson, Kirk Mathis, Raymond Ellison, Julian Gosin, Manuel Perkins and Revon Andrews.  ​

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New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts

June 2021 - Two students of the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts, an institution dedicated to the advancement of the fine arts, received awards sponsored by the GMP Foundation.   Susan Hufft received the Auseklis Ozols Scholarship and Duane Couch received the Dorothy J. Coleman, Patron of the Arts Award. 

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by Susan Hufft, recipient of the Dorothy J. Coleman, Patron of the Arts Award

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by Duane Couch, recipient of the Auseklis Ozols Scholarship
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Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra/Music for Life Program

June 2021 - The Music for Life program provided lessons to 40 students at five schools during the 2020-2021 school year.  A final performance was held in-person in City Park on May 8, 2021.  On-line music education lessons were provided to low-income and undeserved students in the New Orleans community. The program is designed to mentor students by orchestra musicians, develop life skills, and provide positive role models. All instrument and program costs are free to all participating students.  The Music for Life Program also offered a four week summer in-person camp commencing on June 21, 2021. 

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Max’s Kansas City Project

June 2021 - As part of a multi-year grant to support Max’s Kansas City Fearless Youth Program, the GMPF has presented a grant to Ciara Teague, art student at Saugerties High School.

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Northshore Community Foundation

June 2021 - GMPF has partnered with the Northshore Community Foundation in supporting the Dick Knight Award.  The spirit of the award is to recognize and reward a Northshore nonprofit staff for their diligence, commitment, resiliency, vision and excellence to the Louisiana region.   On June 28, 2021, Reverend Stephen Holzhalb, III, Executive Officer of Christwood Retirement Community, was awarded the Dick Knight Award for the 50 plus years of nonprofit service to the Northshore. 

Click here to read the article regarding The Rev. Stephen Holzhalb Wins Dick Knight Award

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Kathryn Knight (daughter); Rev. Stephen Holzhalb, III, Susan B. Bourgeois, President & CEO of the Northshore Community Foundation; Susan Knight Davis (daughter); and Lisa Wilson, chair of the Northshore Community Foundation

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Susan Knight Davis, Rev. Stephen Holzhalb, III and Kathryn Knight

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St. Vincent Academy

June 2021 - A scholarship sponsored by the GMP Foundation was awarded to graduating senior Trinity Reece of St. Vincent Academy.  Ms. Reece will be attending New Jersey Institute of Technology and plans to pursue a career in Computer Science with a minor in Graphic Design. 

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Jazz House Kids

June 2021 - As part of a multi-year commitment, the GMPF proudly supports the six week summer program for students along with a two one week intensive in-person summer program.  These summer programs enable students from underserved communities and low income families to explore their creativity, collaborate with their peers, sharpen technical skills on their instrument and strengthen their skills in composition and improvisation.  

Click here to read more about Jazz House Kids 2021 Summer Program

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New Orleans Arts and Cultural Host Committee/Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong Summer Jazz Camp

June 2021 -  As part of a multi-year partnership, GMPF will support the virtual Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong Summer Jazz Camp.  The two week camp offers a jazz education program to assist the next generation of jazz artists along with developing leadership, teamwork, problem solving skills, good citizenship, respect for culture along with raising self-esteem. The tuition free program allows students to select one primary instrument for instruction and the choice of study of music composition, swing dance or voice.

Click here to view 27th Annual Louis Satchmo Armstrong Summer Jazz Camp Culminating Concert on YouTube

Click here to view 27th Annual Louis Satchmo Armstrong Summer Jazz Camp Culminating Concert on Facebook

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First Tee - Greater New Orleans

June 2021 - As part of a multi-year commitment, the GMPF presented a grant to First Tee of Greater New Orleans.  The GMPF grant will be used to fund the purchase of a passenger van to provide transportation for students so that they can participate in after-school Life Skills Experience program and a 10 week summer camp. The program provides youth with the opportunity to learn the game of golf while helping them navigate challenges and build their strength of character. 

Click here to read Press Release regarding First Tee – Greater Orleans

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Toms River High School South

June 2021 - Scholarships sponsored by the GMP Foundation were awarded to outstanding senior students, Olivia Krukowski, Christopher Parrillo and Julia Edens  of Toms River High School, alma mater of Gia Maione Prima. Each of the students exemplified an outstanding academic record and involvement in performing arts.

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Toms River HS - Christopher Parri
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New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA)

May 2021 - The Gia Maione Prima Foundation Visual Arts Award was presented to Mylie Lemoine, graduating senior of NOCCA.   Ms. Lemoine plans to attend the College of Charleston and focus in ceramics or double major in computing in the arts and studio arts.  NOCCA is a regional, pre-professional arts training center that offers students intensive instruction in culinary arts, dance, media arts: filmmaking & audio production, music (classical, jazz, vocal), theatre arts, visual arts and creative writing.  Additional scholarships were awarded to Joseph Taylor and Greer Jines, Eric Shawn and Emily Clulee, graduating seniors in the visual art and musical theatre departments.

Scholarship Recipients : Greer Jines, Joseph Taylor and Mylie Lemoine
Scholarship Recipients : Greer Jines, Joseph Taylor and Mylie Lemoine

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Scholarship Recipients : Greer Jines, Joseph Taylor and Mylie Lemoine
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Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company

April 2021 - Carolyn Dorfman Dance will appear in a virtual gala performance and benefit presented by SOPAC.  The evening, entitled "Thrive," will feature three works by the 10 member Company.  The evening begins with "Facets Redux", a collage of excerpts of dances that include Carolyn's newest work "Prima!" along with some of the company's memorable and favorite works.

Click here to learn more about "Thrive"

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LASPCA Howling Success Virtual Gala

April 2021 - GMPF is proud to sponsor the 41st Annual LASPCA Howling Success – “All You Need Is Love” Virtual Gala to be held on April 18, 2021.  All proceeds provide critical funds for life-saving programs and services including adoption, foster, transport, humane law, and the community clinic.

Click here to learn more about the LASPCA Howling Success Virtual Gala  

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WWOZ Jazz Festing in Place – 2021

April 2021 - GMPF announced the sponsorship of 2021 WWOZ Jazz Festing in Place: an On-Air Festival.  The 7-day virtual festival will take place on April 23 through April 25 and April 29 through May 2, 2021.  The broadcast will air during the traditional spring weekends of the festival and include rare and historic performances  from archives of Jazz Fest’s past. 

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Ocean County Teen Arts Festival

March 2021 - As part of the multi-year partnership with Ocean County College Foundation, Ocean County College and Ocean County Vocational Technical School Performing Arts Academy, the GMPF is excited to announce the virtual event “Pure Prima” to be held on by March 23, 2021.  As part of the Ocean County Teen Arts Festival, Carolyn Dorfman Dance and Company will celebrate the five decade career  and range of the inimitable Louis Prima.  Through the use of songs including the iconic “Sing Sing Sing” and “Just a Gigolo/Ain’t Got Nobody”, Dorfman and her company will present the full, driving and buoyant sound of Louis Prima and his lead singers Gia Maione Prima and Keely Smith. 

Click here to learn more about the Carolyn Dorfman Dance – Pure Prima – Virtual Event

Click here to read  NJARTS.net news article regarding “Pure Prima”

as part of the OCC Teens Arts Festival 

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Max’s Kansas City Project

February 2021 - As part of a multi-grant to support Max’s Kansas City Project Emergency Relief and Resource Fund,  the GMPF has presented a grant to Jasmine Hirst, artist/photographer/filmmaker.  Jasmine Hirst has photographed artists including Lydia Lunch, Courtney Love, Penny Arcade, Nan Goldin, Vali Myers, Patti Smith and Sandra Bernhard.  Her short films are collected by the NY Filmmakers Coop and have screened internationally.  Her art work has also been exhibited internationally in New York, Italy and Germany.

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Celebration of Black American Music & Voices Concert

February 2021 -   Brian Richburg, scholarship winner of the 2016 ASCAP Foundation Louis Prima Award is orchestrating a virtual concert entitled “A Celebration of Black American Music & Voices.” The free concert celebrates the African American musical influences.  All donations will go to support The Common Ground Foundation and the New Orleans Rainy Day Fund.

Click here to read the Press Release regarding Celebration of

Black Voices and Black American Music

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Louisiana SPCA – Kitten Krewe Foster Program

February 2021 -   The GMP Foundation is proud to sponsor the  LASPCA Kitten Krewe Program.  The program is one of the most popular and largest group of foster parents.  This vital life-saving program helps to ensure baby kittens the chance to grow in a home environment. 

Click here to read the press release for the Kitten Krewe Foster Program

 

Click here to read about the Kitten Krewe Foster Program

Click here to read about the LASPCA Cat Meet & Greet Room

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Louisiana SPCA – LASPCA Pawliday Auction

December 2020 -   The GMPF proudly supports the Louisiana SPCA Pawliday Online Auction held December 3 through December 8, 2020.  All proceeds go directly to animals in their care and pet families in their community.  LASPCA organization is dedicated to promote, protect and advance the well-being of Louisiana’s companion animals.  Their programs impact more than 70,000 homeless and companion animals annually.

Click here to read about the Louisiana SPCA

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St. Vincent Academy

December 2020 -   Paula DaSilva, a student at St. Vincent Academy was awarded a scholarship by the GMPF.  Ms. DaSilva is a self- taught artist who is drawn to digital art.  Her inspiration comes from animated films.

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Paula DaSilva

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New Orleans Jazz Museum - Giving Tuesday

December 2020 -   GMP Foundation has partnered with Randy Fertel to support Giving Tuesday movement to raise funds for New Orleans Jazz Museum music and education programs.

Click here to read about New Orleans Jazz Museum and Giving Tuesday on offbeat.com

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New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and Foundation

Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festing In Place

October 2020 -   The GMP Foundation proudly supported Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festing In Place.  Over 40 bands were featured during the three day virtual festival from the archival recordings of Jazz & Heritage and WWOZ 90.FM.  All proceeds were donated to the Jazz & Heritage Music Relief Fund which provides emergency grants to assist Louisiana musicians whose livelihoods have been adversely impacted by COVID-19.

Click here to read about Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festing in Place

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Positive Vibrations - Send Me a Friend 

October 2020 -   A virtual Lifeshop,  “Creativity in the Time of COVID” will feature the legendary songwriter Paul Williams, Anders Osborne and Harold Owens from MusiCares.  These three music industry veterans and recovery advocates will discuss how artists can tap into their spirit during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The Lifeshop sponsored by the GMPF is designed to educate and support musicians and creative professionals who face unique challenges while in early recovery. 

Click here to learn more about Send Me A Friend Award

Click here to read the article in Rolling Stone Magazine about Send Me A Friend

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Northshore Community Foundation

September 2020 -   GMPF has partnered with the Northshore Community Foundation in supporting the Dick Knight Award.  The spirit of the award is to recognize and reward a Northshore nonprofit staff for their diligence, commitment, resiliency, vision and excellence to the Louisiana region.   On September 3, 2020, Ola Magee, Program Director of the Regina Coeli Child Development Center (RCCDC), was awarded the 2020 recipient of the Dick Knight Award

Click here to read Press Release regarding the 2020 Dick Knight Award

Click here to read the article regarding Ola Magee: In the Footsteps of Dick Knight

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WWOZ Jazz Festing in Place - The Next Fest Thing

August 2020 -   GMP Foundation proudly supports WWOZ Jazz Festing in Place: An On-Air Festival as a Guardian of the Groove.  The online broadcast will kick off with WWOZ’s Virtual Groove Gala on September 3, 2020.  The 7-day virtual festival will take place on September 3 through September 7 and September 11 through September 13, 2020.   The broadcast will include rare performances from the archives of Jazz & Heritage Foundation, French Quarter Fest, Satchmo Summerfest, Crest City Blues, BBQ Fest, WWOZ Studios and New Orleans clubs along with interview segments highlighting music, food, crafts and heritage of New Orleans and Louisiana.