“A Red Hot Jazz Gala” honored musicians and the institutions that support them for their contributions to the cultural legacy of New Orleans. The event enables PRC to provide the My City, My Home education program to over 200 children in fourth through eighth grades, providing them with an understanding of New Orleans’ architectural heritage as well as how the city and its neighborhoods grew.

Nancy Parker and Mary Von Kurnatowski served as Co-Chairs, and Alfred Parker presented as emcee. The 2016 honorees included James Andrews, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Herbert Hardesty, Donald Harrison, Shannon Powell and WWOZ.

The gala cuisine was catered by Almost Home Catering, Antoine’s, Cafe Dauphine, Five Happiness Chinese Restaurant, RonJae & TJ Event Planners & Catering Services, Lil’ Dizzy’s Cafe, Nolavore, Stickball NOLA, Bourbon House, Pralines by Jean…and Cupcakes too!, and The Praline Connection. As always, chef Curtis Moore and The Praline Connection provided guests with a delectable feast and joined in the festivities. The Cha Wa Mardi Gras Indian Funk Band performed at the gala.

The Patron Party featured cuisine by Catering by Laura Arrowood as well as a brass band welcome and intermission entertainment by Sons of Jazz, followed by a performance from The Tipitina’s Interns.

Approximately 400 patrons attended the event.


What: “A Red Hot Jazz Gala: 16th annual Ladies in Red,” benefiting Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans
When: Friday, June 10
Where: The Orpheum Theater