The Preservation Resource Center held its 12th annual “Ladies in Red” gala at Generations Hall on June 8. The event was held to honor New Orleans jazz musicians and the institutions that support them. The evening also raised funds for the African American Heritage Program.

The George French Band and Robin Barnes & the Soul Heirs provided music. Special guests included Preservation Hall Jazz Band trombonist Maynard Chatters and pianist David Torkanowsky. Guests enjoyed some of the best of New Orleans’ cuisine and drink.

Honorees were Charlie Gabriel, Tom Sancton, Greg Stafford, Allen Toussaint, the Palm Court Jazz Café and Sweet Lorraine’s Jazz Club. Quint Davis and David Torkanowsky served as Honorary Chairs. The event moderator was Nancy Parker. Proceeds from the event help AAHP’s efforts to identify and preserve jazz landmarks in New Orleans.

The AAHP Program at the PRC identifies and places plaques in former homes of jazz musicians, generating awareness of the cultural significance of the city’s old neighborhoods. The AAHP’s My City, My Home program teaches children the importance of architecture, culture and cityscape while they learn valuable life skills. PRC provides resources and education to preservation projects and services that enhance living in New Orleans.

Event at a Glance
What:  “Ladies In Red “ gala, benefiting the African American Heritage Program at the Preservation Resource Center
When: Friday, June 8
Where: Generations Hall