April 21, 2007, saw one of the five elder musician duplexes completed in the Musicians’ Village . The duplex is located at 1741 Bartholomew. The Master Musicians in Residence Program Sponsored by Shell, is a program that provides opportunities for musicians to live in the Musicians’ Village and work with the Ellis Marsalis Center for Music, the centerpiece of the Musicians’ Village.
Attending the dedication ceremony were Congressman William Jefferson, local master musician Little Freddy King and WWOZ DJ Bob French. Shell was represented by Frank Glaviano, the Vice President (Productions) for the Americas.
Shell’s support of New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity and of the Gulf Coast in general is evident in their generous contributions to volunteer housing in Plaquemines and St. Bernard parishes; sponsorship of duplexes in the Musicians’ Village and in acquiring equipment for New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity