NEW ORLEANS – Damon J. Batiste President, Founder & Cultural Ambassador of NOSACONN Inc., is among those being honored by the Crescent City Chapter of the Links, Inc. for making a significant difference by serving as catalysts for positive change in the New Orleans community. The fundraising will take place on Saturday, September 20th, 2014, 11:00 am at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans on Loyola Avenue. This year’s honorees are: Stella Pickney Jones, Amanda Aiken, Michael Hickerson, Sharon Carter Sheridan, and Damon J. Batiste. Over 600 people are expected to attend.

Damon went to St. Stephens Elementary School and St. Augustine High School, then attended Southern University of New Orleans and the University of Southwest Louisiana. At the age of 19, while still in college, Damon started working with the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. He has also performed at Jazz Fest over the years with his father and uncles. He’s also played with George Clinton and the P-Funk Allstars in their HBO special in Aruba.

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