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Wynton playing live at Jazz at Lincoln Center tonight

Tonight Live From Lincoln Center will put on a special nationwide broadcast of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Higher Ground Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert. The show will be live from the Rose Theater in Frederick P. Rose Hall.

The broadcast is a presentation of Thirteen/WNET New York and will be shown on PBS stations from 8:00-11:00 p.m. ET, and continue until 12 midnight on WNET and on other participating stations around the country (check local listings).

Lincoln Center will make the broadcast feed available to other networks including BET, BET Jazz, VH1 Soul/Classics, and Link TV.

Higher Ground will also broadcast on WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM and WNYC, New York Public Radio 93.9 FM, and internationally via National Public Radio Worldwide. XM Satellite Radio will carry this concert live on its network from coast to coast on the Real Jazz channel (channel). The concert will also be streamed live on NPR, WBGO JAZZ 88.3 FM, and XM Radio.

Featured Artists include Wynton Marsalis, Laurence Fishburne, Terence Blanchard, Ken Burns, Shirley Caesar, Cyrus Chestnut, Peter Cincotti, Bill Cosby, Elvis Costello, Aaron Neville, Robert De Niro, Renee Fleming, Herbie Hancock, Norah Jones, Diana Krall, Abbey Lincoln, Bette Midler, Toni Morrison, Arturo O’Farill, Dianne Reeves, Paul Simon, Meryl Streep, James Taylor, McCoy Tyner, Robin Williams, Cassandra Wilson, Jeffrey Wright, Buckwheat Zydeco, and many others.

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  1. All I can say is WOW! What a tribute to a great city and some of the greatest musicians in the world! Will that concert be available for purchase on DVD?

    Ray Turner on Sep 21st, 2005 at 4:19am

  2. Reginald Veal, Delfay and Jason Marsalis, what a big deal.

    jestelle on Sep 19th, 2005 at 4:19am

  3. give abbey lincoln a break. She is old and has more than paid her dues. I’m sure the piano man was not offended, probably used to it. she did a wonderful job. still humming the tune.

    jestelle on Sep 19th, 2005 at 4:18am

  4. Thank you so much for the front row concert I enjoyed immensely Saturday evening. I tried, digging deep in my pockets to try to buy a ticket for the affair, but came up with lint. I have given both monetarily and prayerfully to the fund, even cried because I couldn’t make it. BUT I DID, nad have the opportunity to keep watching. The Marsalis family, what admiration and respect for each other. First time seeing Delfayo- inlove with the trombone. Reginald Veal knows everyone’s music. What an honor for New Orleans. I definitely will come to NYC to Rose Room and Dizzy’s. Plans are there for the nea future. That concert has made my year. LOVE YOU MORE WYNTON.19

    jestelle on Sep 19th, 2005 at 4:17am

  5. What a privilege to watch all the amazing artists who performed. Eric Reed,Wes Anderson, Herlin Riley, Reginald Veal and Wycliffe Gordon on the same stage together with Wynton was just one of the many highlights I enjoyed watching. One can only respect Wynton’s commitment to helping the people affected by this hurricane.

    Sonalii on Sep 18th, 2005 at 4:17am

  6. I was touched most by Fishburne and Tavis. Touched also by Wynton’s ability to step aside and let Bette Midler say it. Girlfriend said it too! So also did Dianna Krall. (my particular favourites during this occasion)

    Abby Lincoln stepped a bit outside herself. She lost a little of the ‘humble’ spirit when the piano player didn’t ‘take it down and let me do this’ Bless her soul- she wanted to make a personal mark on the souls of the people there.

    I am always inspired by the Marsalis Family playing. Ellis tinkles ever so lightly on the piano , Delfayo and Wynton are great together and I love Jason’s rhythm. The show went on dispite Branford’s absence.

    Wynton collected some funds with a smile but deservedly commanded the respect and admiration of all who attended!

    Tho I was not there-thank you PBS for sharing the experiencewith

    me on Sep 18th, 2005 at 4:16am

  7. Thank you Wynton for providing space, knowledge, and joy as we rebuild New Orleans and our society.

    ATN on Sep 18th, 2005 at 4:15am

  8. Wow, this first time I’ve seen the “old” group perform in a while; it was good to see Eric Reed on piano, Reginald Veal, and Wycliffe Gordon playing with Wynton again.

    CJD on Sep 18th, 2005 at 4:14am