. Our Supporters - New Orleans Musicians' Clinic

Our Supporters


Founding Partners

LSU Healthcare Network
Daughters of Charity Health Services of New Orleans
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation

Medical Partners

LSU School of Dentistry
Louisiana Public Health Institute
Prescription Assistance Program
Quest Laboratories, Inc.

Musician Supporters

Allen Toussaint
Bonnie Raitt
Bruce Springsteen
Dr. John
Elvis Costello
Fabian Jolivet
Huey Lewis and The News
Lillian Boutte
Maria Muldaur
Page McConnell
Pearl Jam
Rolling Stone Magazine employees
Thomas Gerdiken
JoJo Hermann
Widespread Panic
New Orleans Suspects
Barney Kilpatrick
Bernie Gaffner

Artist Supporters

John Glenn – bio

Corporate Supporters

Capital One
Carrollton Rotary Club
Elmar Hoff
Jones Walker Law Firm
KX Systems, Inc.
Max Creative
Nathan Cummings Foundation
WWOZ Community Radio
JoJo Hermann
Widespread Panic
New Orleans Suspects
Barney Kilpatrick
Bernie Gaffner

International Supporters

It is through the compassion and continued generosity of our foreign New Orleans musician fans that our NOMC gig fund has succeeded in meeting the need of providing vital support to keep music alive in New Orleans.

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Legal Counsel

Mark Cunningham, Esq.
Jones Walker Law Firm

Web Design & Services

Cypress Creative
Max Creative
KX Systems, Inc.


Letters of Support From Our Musician Patients:

Phil Frazier of Rebirth Brass Band

A message from Phil Frazier, leader of the Grammy-Winning Rebirth Brass Band

Dear Music Lovers,

As the founding leader of the 2012 Grammy Award-winning Rebirth Brass Band, I am writing this letter to ask you to support the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic (NOMC), a charity that helped me and so many musicians like me gain access to health care.

To get on that Los Angeles stage, I came a long way. In December of 2008, I suffered a stroke and endured months of hospitalization and physical therapy. The NOMC was there every step of the way to get me back performing.  The specialists even found a way to include my sousaphone in the physical therapy sessions! THANK YOU, my Musicians’ Clinic family (YOU, the donors) and all of the specialists who supported my long road back.

After Hurricane Katrina in 2005 (when a lot of you first heard about the NOMC) my little brother, Kerwin James, sousaphonist for New Birth Brass Band, suffered a massive stroke in Houston. My brother was in critical condition, a Katrina evacuee and uninsured. That Texas hospital wanted to discharge him…even though he was on life-support!! The NOMC staff came to Houston, met with the hospital and insisted they treat my brother and family with respect until he passed in 2007. In the helpless situation, the NOMC made the difference.

17 years after it began, NOMC is a lifesaver and still makes the difference. They give musician patients like me peace of mind through critical social services, same-day medical appointments, access to specialists, electronic medical records, and community health programming.

By donating, YOU (no matter where you live or where you’re from) keep New Orleans culture alive. Your support IS the spirit of music.

Happy Holidays.  Keep Funkin’ It Up,

Phil Frazier

P.S.  The NOMC’s partnerships multiply each $1 you give into $3 worth of medical care. Please give all you can to keep our music culture alive and thriving for generations to come.



Big Chief Bo Dollis of the Wild Magnolias

Big Chief Bo Dollis of the Wild Magnolias

A message from BO Dollis, Big Chief and leader of the Wild Magnolias Mardi Gras Indians

Dear New Orleans Music Lovers,

I’m writing you today on behalf of the Dollis family, the Wild Magnolia Mardi Gras Indians and all those other 2499 musicians and tradition bearers who depend on the New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic to provide health care – keeping both us AND our culture alive.

Let me tell you first hand why I’m asking for your support for the clinic that means so much to us. By December of 2005, the New Orleans Musicians Clinic (NOMC) was re-opened and operating, offering both health care and gig support so my fellow musicians and I could come back home. Two years later, when I suffered a massive stroke, the NOMC took care of me and I continue to undergo daily dialysis for kidney failure. Like it has been for so many other musicians, the NOMC is there every step of the way. The NOMC gives us hope.

Because of the NOMC, New Orleans’ musicians no longer face an early grave in the birth city of American Music. It upsets me when I hear that as of January 1, 2014, the NOMC will no longer receive Louisiana Medicaid funds to support the care for 70% of their patients. Because most New Orleans musicians earn less than $15,000 per year, we are classified as self-employed, working poor who fall into the “sacrifice zone” (with just enough income to disqualify us for state health care assistance, but not enough to qualify for federal assistance in purchasing health insurance).

One thing I do know is that the NOMC will not let us down. I hope we can count on you to support the fact that they are keeping New Orleans music ALIVE in the unhealthiest state in the USA. Our lives depend on it! Please make a generous donation.

Keeping the Music Alive,




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