Wynton with B.B. King and Eric Clapton to Blow the Blues away

Posted on June 1st, 2003 in Concerts | Tags: apollo theater, b.b. king, blues, eric clapton, jazz at lincoln center

B.B. King, Eric Clapton, Wynton Marsalis, Ray Charles, and Willie Nelson are among the artists who will play the Blowin’ the Blues Away, a concert to benefit Jazz at Lincoln Center.
To be held tomorrow, June 2, at New York’s famed Apollo Theater, the event will celebrate the U.S. Congress-declared Year of the Blues and will articulate the development of the blues in jazz through narrative and song.
Conceived by Wynton, the event will be hosted by actor Laurence Fishburne (“The Matrix”) and will also feature performances by Lou Donaldson, Audra McDonald, and Carrie Smith.
A newly commissioned work by Wynton Marsalis featuring all of the night’s performers will be premiered. The concert will be followed by an elegant dinner held in a tented space behind the theatre.
Tickets and more info on Jazz at Lincoln Center web site