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Miles Davis' 1970s Snakeskin jacket

Jazz Foundation Auction Will Benefit Musicians Hurt by Katrina
Published September 12, 2005

Memorabilia, instruments, art, even private lessons and recording sessions will be sold to raise money for musicians in need.

Jazz Foundation's First Auction in response to the emergencies America's musicians are facing: now more than ever ...

"Jazz Foundation's 2005:
Stormy Weather Auction"

at BB King's Blues Club 42nd Street NYC

Wednesday November 16th 2005

6:30 to 9:30 PM

(Including Miles Davis' Boa constrictor snakeskin jacket, piano lessons from Dr. Billy Taylor, the famous Bosendorfer Blue Note Club Piano, played on by all the legends, and ... you or your teenage kid can record a few tunes with the original Band of Gypsies that Hendrix played and recorded...

To sponsor, to bid or to donate items:
phone: 212-245-3999 Ext. 23

The famous Blue Note Club’s Bösendorfer Grand Piano, played by all the legends

Miles Davis’s boa constrictor snakeskin jacket

Frank Foster’s Gold-Plated Selmer Tenor Saxophone

Remo Palmier’s early 1950’s custom-designed one of a kind prototype Vega Guitar

Private Lessons from Dr. Billy Taylor (piano), Bucky Pizzarelli (guitar), Danny Kalb (guitar), Joe Lovano (sax)

Clark Terry’s Eterna Silver-Plated Cornet used on The Tonight Show in the 1970’s and many famous recordings

A stay at the “Palais Schaumburg in Salzburg
Prince Max of Schaumburg-Lippe will open the 33-room palace, built in the 14th century, to an outsider for the first time. Jackie O and Aristotle Onassis, His Highness the Aga Khan and Jean Paul Getty are among the few to have stayed with the royal family.

Freddie Hubbard’s Trumpet …yes, that’s what we said

Lunch for 4 in Time Inc.’s Private Executive Dining Room with Editor-in-Chief Norm Pearlstine who is responsible for 138 magazines including: Time, PEOPLE, Fortune, and Money to name a few.

Jazz All-Nighter secret jazz clubs in Harlem
The Jazz Foundation’s Director, Wendy Oxenhorn and one of Harlem’s legendary musicians will host this adventure. Making the rounds to the greatest unknown clubs of Harlem with limo. Four to six people.

Handwritten lyrics by Jimmy Norman, co-author of the Rolling Stones’ “Time is on My Side”

Stage costume from Cyndi Lauper

Drum sticks used by Buddy Rich, Roy Haynes, Louie Bellson

Jimi Hendrix’s original “Band of Gypsies” rhythm section will record with you or your kid!You will have your own CD

Ornette Coleman Painting

If you are interested in the items for auction, donating an item, or in sponsorship, please email us at: or call us at: 212-245-3999.