Wynton to play with Dr. John at “Jazz at Lincoln Center”
On April 10, the Wynton Marsalis Quintet will play at Frederick P. Rose Hall with Dr. John and The Lower 911 for the “Now that’s HIP Concert” sponsored by HIP Health Plan of New York.
In conjunction with the concert, HIP Health Plan will donate $100,000 to Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Higher Ground Hurricane Relief Fund administered by the Baton Rouge Area Foundation, established in 2005 in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
“This very generous gift from HIP continues to keep the spotlight on New Orleans. The enormity of the disaster is overwhelming, but this timely and much needed contribution will hopefully resonate with other philanthropic minded citizens and organizations. We deeply appreciate HIP’s commitment to Jazz at Lincoln Center through this annual concert, as we both continue to celebrate our American culture,” said Wynton.
In the first half of this one night only concert, the spirit of New Orleans combined with rhythm and blues comes to the stage with the great composer/pianist/vocalist Dr. John and his quartet, The Lower 911, who have a reputation for what they call their “patented version of swamp pop/blues/gospel/jazz/R & B/funk.” Then, vocalist Jennifer Sanon will join the incredibly soulful sounds of New Orleans with the Wynton Marsalis Quintet.
More info about tickets on Jazz at Lincoln Center web site