Shout Out Saturday is a series meant to highlight real and singular women and non-binary people, in a variety of lines of work, both ‘known’ and unknown, from across the country.
Hannah Kreiger-Benson is a musician, advocate and strategist for the cultural community in New Orleans. She does Programming and Research for the Music and Culture Coalition of New Orleans (MaCCNO), which includes collecting data on historically overlooked topics like amount of gig pay musicians take home in various contexts, and the legal forces that shape the distribution of music venues across the city landscape, researching the history of the cultural micro-economy of the Frenchmen St. music corridor, overseeing the MaCCNO pandemic microgrant program, as well as advising the City on policy and the ways it impacts cultural practitioners. As a musician, Hannah has been active in various scenes for over 15 years, on trumpet, piano and vocals as well as arranging and music-direction. She is a Camel Toe Lady Stepper, a Board member of Culture Aid NOLA and the Musicians' Council on Fair Wages, and a proud resident of MidCity.