EE Mardis Gras Party and Benefit
Chicago, IL, February 17, 2008


CHICAGO ÐTom Slaughter, owner of the Winds Cafe and local musicians are
organizing a Mardi Gras-style benefit concert for the New Orleans Musician's
Clinic which is aiding the musicians affected by Hurricane Katrina. The event
will held at the Winds Cafe on Saturday, February 17th, 2007 from 6pm to 2am.
The Winds Cafe is located at 2657 N. Kedzie in Chicago.

This event follows a successful series of benefits in 2005 and 2006 in which a
couple of thousand dollars were raised for the NMOC. This event will feature
music from Environmental Encroachment, The Rhythm Chefs (Lane Tech Jazz Band),
Sho and Rob, Ilsabe O'Connell, Nuestro Tambon and the Amoreys, not to mention
New Orleans' own, Les Getrix. There will be a sidewalk parade, weather
permitting, led by Environmental Encroachment. Attendees will be asked to make
a suggested $10 donation to enjoy the festivities. A buffet package will be
available for a donation.

The New Orleans Musicians' Clinic (NOMC) is an innovative not-for-profit
occupational medicine and wellness partnership offering comprehensive health
care to their community's most precious resource: their musicians. Their
sponsors are the Daughters of Charity Services of New Orleans, The New Orleans
Jazz and Heritage Foundation, and the LSU Health Care Network. Dedicated on May
2, 1998, NOMC became the first such health initiative in the United States,
addressing the health care needs of musicians and their families, an
under-served segment of the population.

For more information contact the Winds Cafe at (773) 489-7478 or e-mail. For
more information about the New Orleans Musician's Clinic, go to


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