Wynton played at New Jersey State Prison

Posted on August 24th, 2005 in Special report | Tags: special report

TRENTON – Behind thick brick and cinderblock walls, coiled barbed wire, past security gates and locked doors, the sweet and mellow sounds of jazz filled a room yesterday as seven New Jersey State Prison inmates jammed with Wynton Marsalis.

Wynton said he came to the maximum security prison to meet the inmates, who are members of a group called the Jazz Allstars Band, after receiving a letter from Jerald Albrecht, a convicted robber who plays a mean guitar.

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Wynton Marsalis playing at New Jersey State Prison in Trenton
Wynton Marsalis, center, plays with Eric Daniels, left, and Anthony Gilmore, members of the inmate Jazz Allstars Band at New Jersey State Prison in Trenton