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Jazz stars help N Orleans revival
Harry Connick Jr with daughter Georgia painting a house in New Orleans
Harry Connick Jr came up with the idea for a new 'musicians' village'
Musicians including Harry Connick Jr, John Legend and Joss Stone are lending a hand to residents still rebuilding their homes and lives in New Orleans.

A number of artists have taken time out from the city's Jazz Festival to take part in community projects following Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

R&B star Legend washed clothes as part of a free mobile laundry service for families still living in trailers.

Connick Jr and his daughters helped paint and clean a new house.

John Legend helps fold clothes at a temporary laundromat in New Orleans
John Legend helped out at free temporary laundromat
The crooner was putting the finishing touches to the "musicians' village", a new development he conceived with saxophonist Branford Marsalis.

Joss Stone, who performs on the festival's final day on Sunday, will promote volunteer work in New Orleans the following day.

Jazz stars Marcia Ball, Ivan Neville and Walter "Wolfman" Washington helped fund-raising efforts to buy instruments for local schools.

A number of festival performers are also recording Fats Domino songs for a tribute to raise money to buy school instruments and help artists recovering from the hurricane.

Hollywood actor Danny Glover and potential US presidential candidate John Edwards were among the others helping with rebuilding work in the city at the weekend.

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