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Wynton’s interview and tribute for victims of Katrina on CBS’ The Early Show

Yesterday, Wynton played a tribute for the victims of hurricane Katrina on CBS’ The Early Show. Here is an excerpt of the interview and the full video:

“It’s too much to describe – not just for me, but for New Orleaners all over the world. I think I’ve gotten over 400-something calls in the last two days,” he says.

The calls come from friends who have been in New Orleans and describe a desperate situation; other calls are from friends around the world offering to help in any way they can. 
Marsalis says his parents are fine, but no one there is really OK.

“I know so many people in the city and we are all so connected in New Orleans,” he says. “But we know we have a certain kind of spirit because we are blues people….

You can also download an MP3 file of Wynton’s musical tribute.

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  1. Love to all.

    David Novak, Bullhead City, AZ

    David Novak on Oct 4th, 2009 at 1:51am

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    Cheryl Astarita on Apr 9th, 2007 at 12:50pm

  3. I would like to perform New Orleans benefit on September 17th. I am an Urban Gospel Vocalist with label, Feel So Good Entertainment, my album is entitled "Thank You" and is being released on September 20, 2005. I performed at Foxwoods in August in connection with BET's Bobby Jones Urban Impact Summit. I still have missing family members as a result of KATRINA. You may also contact my personal manager, Cheryl Astarita .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 516.705.4608.
    Thank you.

    Julius Petty on Sep 5th, 2005 at 4:51am

  4. My friend James and I had the good fortune to take a class with drummer Herlin Riley at Ronnie Scott’s club last week. We know he was due to fly into N O the day before the hurricane. We are trying to find out if he and his family are safe. Our respect and sympathy go out to all those affected.

    James Russell on Sep 4th, 2005 at 4:51am

  5. Wynton,douka,
    karada ni ki wo tukete osugosikudasai.

    1hi mo hayaku motono seikatu ni
    modoreruyou oinori itasimasu!!

    fron Japan

    cocoa-tea on Sep 4th, 2005 at 4:50am

  6. The most refugees ever in the US, more than the entire dustbowl and great depression. In the city of Americas truest music.
    I couldn’t stop crying.

    Two events gave me hope yesterday. The first was on the news. Dr. Gupta was at Charity Hospital showing how patients from Tulane were evacuated while Charity still has their patients. Someone was bagging a patient who needed a ventilator. Someone has been doing that since the power failed.
    Hospital workers were singing hymns!

    Then I heard WYNTONS HORN!

    You don’t know me. I already gave to the Salvation, Second Harvest, and the Red Cross got blood and money.

    I’m a regular nurse and music lover. Daughter of Graham Young, trumpet player, music teacher, and honest man.

    Nurses give hope to patients and families as Wynton gave hope to all of us.

    Kathy Carder RN on Sep 3rd, 2005 at 4:48am