Wynton played at August Wilson funeral

Posted on October 10th, 2005 in News | Tags: august wilson, memorial service, pittsburgh

Last Saturday, October 8, Wynton played at August Wilson funeral in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
During the funeral service, Wynton played “Danny Boy”, moving the audience to tears.
Minutes later, he broke into a jazzier, upbeat number, bringing people to their feet to dance, clap and tap their shoes to the beat.

August Wilson, who twice won the Pulitzer Prize for his plays, died Sunday after a battle with liver cancer. He wrote movingly of the African-American experience.