Wynton Marsalis streams video of his tribute to the New Orleans Saints and the Crescent City

Jazz impresario Wynton Marsalis created a special tribute with music and words to The New Orleans Saints and his beloved city of New Orleans. The video will be streamed on Friday, February 12, 2010 at 1pm EST live on his Facebook page and Ustream channel.

Wynton Marsalis will be online at 1pm interacting with fans prior to the release.
The tribute was coordinated by Harold Bryant, Vice President of Production for CBS Sports, produced by Sarah Rinaldi and was featured by CBS on THE SUPER BOWL TODAY, the Network’s pre-game studio show for Super Bowl XLIV.
Marsalis’ recitation was recorded in Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center. The segment captures the spirit of New Orleans and the true meaning of the Saints to the city. Marsalis, whose father took him to the very first Saints game when he was 6 years old, has been a life-long Saints fan.

Fans responded enthusiastically with comments such as:
“I have never heard anybody describe what it means to be from Louisiana or a Saints fan as beautiful as what you did.”
“Your performance of this piece today brought me to tears.”
“As you know, it’s much more than a game isn’t it? It’s about life’s changes and how well we play them.”
“What a wordsmith. This so captures the spirit, the mystery, the imagination of the city.”

The video release will be released immediately following Wynton’s 1pm chat and can be viewed from any of the online locations below:

The event is powered by Ustream, the leader in live video on the web. Ustream is the live interactive video broadcast platform that enables anyone with a camera and an Internet connection to quickly and easily broadcast to a global audience of unlimited size. In less than two minutes, anyone can become a broadcaster by creating their own channel on Ustream or by broadcasting through their own site, empowering them to engage with their audience and further build their brand. Ustream currently averages 50 Million unique viewers per month.
The embed code below will enable you to transmit the webcast directly from your website. Additionally the social stream codes below provide interactive chat functionality. 

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