Jazz at Lincoln Center hosts the Higher Ground Hurricane Relief Concert

Posted on September 3rd, 2005 in Concerts | Tags: concerts, hurricane katrina, jazz at lincoln center, new orleans, new york, npr

Jazz at Lincoln Center announced plans to produce the Higher Ground Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert. Premiering on Saturday, September 17 at 7pm, the event will be held in the Rose Theater on 60th street and Broadway. The concert will seek to raise funds for Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. Bill Cosby will host the concert with Wynton Marsalis, Peter Cincotti, Elvis Costello, Paquito D’Rivera, Abbey Lincoln, Diana Krall, Jon Hendricks and more to be announced.

XM Satellite Radio will carry this concert live on their network from coast to coast on the Real Jazz channel (channel 70). Higher Ground will also broadcast live via radio partner WBGO Jazz 88.3FM in the New York City area. This broadcast will also be offered nationally and internationally via National Public Radio and its 807 member stations in the US, NPR Worldwide, and streamed live on www.npr.org, www.wbgo.org, www.xmradio.com. More broadcast information to follow. The event will be recorded by Jazz at Lincoln Center and a CD will be produced and released by Blue Note Records with all profits going to relief funds. (buy the album on Amazon.com)

Concert tickets will be available beginning on September 8th at the Jazz at Lincoln Center box office on Broadway and 60th St., by calling CenterCharge at (212) 721-6500 or via www.jalc.org CenterCharge service fees will be donated to hurricane relief efforts. Ticket prices are set at $50, $100, $500, $1000, $5000, $10,000.