Harrelson Trumpets donates Trumpet to Satchmo Summer Festival 2012
One of the most complex trumpets Jason Harrelson has ever built, the Satchmo 2012 Trumpet was donated to the French Quarter Festivals Inc. with all proceeds benefiting the Satchmo Summer Festival.
- Louis Armstrong's solo on "A Kiss to Build a Dream On" CNC Machined into the leadpipe
- Watermeter three dimensional design in SWE Tuning Slide
- Fleur de Lis motif raised from Receiver
- Extra large 5.5" diameter bell
- Custom Nouveau top bracing
Excerpts from 2012...
Harrelson Trumpets loves music and musicians. Every day we are making advancements in music technology and instrument craftsmanship. Without the musicians behind the instruments there would be no music at all. After a visit to New Orleans last year for Satchmo Summerfest we were so impressed with what the French Quarter Festivals Inc. is doing for their city and it's musicians that we decided to do what we could to contribute by doing what we do best... building trumpets.
On November 17th, 2012, FQFI will be auctioning off the Satchmo Trumpet in partnership with Neal Auction Company... with all proceeds going directly to FQFI for further events.
Here's a few reasons we support FQFI and what it is they do for the community...
According to an analysis of the French Quarter Festival Visitors Survey conducted by The University of New Orleans (UNO) Hospitality Research Center, French Quarter Festival 2010 generated a total economic impact of more than $316 million, including $158.6 million in direct spending and $157.4 million in secondary spending. Additionally, the event generated over $25.3 million in state and local tax revenue.
FQF employs more than 800 local musicians during Festival weekend
FQF hosts over 70 local restaurants which make up ‘the World’s Largest Jazz Brunch’ at the Festival.
FQF employs only local companies during the Festival (sanitation, stages, sound, security, etc.). All money spent to produce the festival stays within the local economy.
More than 1,500 community volunteers help to make the festival a success
French Quarter Festivals, Inc. is a private, non-profit 501(c)3 organization.
French Quarter Festivals, Inc. receives no funding from the City of New Orleans.
French Quarter Festival is the largest, free music festival in the South.
But most importantly... they are giving back to the local music community and having a lot of FUN while they do it!