Video: Wynton visiting the New Jersey State Prison

In August 2005, Wynton visited the maximum security prison in Trenton 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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  1. best marsalis

    dehoumon gildas:benenese on Nov 6th, 2007 at 7:26am

  2. The name of the first piece is Stolen Moments by Oliver Nelson………..Jacques

    Jacques Mullins on Nov 1st, 2007 at 9:05pm

  3. That Wynton would take the time to go over, play, give lessons and generally raise up everyone’s spirits is exceptionally generous on his part. I’m impressed with everything Wynton does. Thanks for all that you do, man.


    James on Oct 26th, 2007 at 4:47pm

  4. Greatt video! What was the name of that first piece that the group played? GOD Bless…

    Erik Montgomery on Oct 26th, 2007 at 3:51pm

  5. There is another jazz project initiated by myself and my partner Howard Wiley called “The Angola Project.” For more information take a look at We are arranging spirituals, blues and worksongs from Angola State Prison in Louisiana and Parchamn Farm in Mississippi for strings and horns.

    Daniel on Jun 1st, 2007 at 3:41pm

  6. The positive effects music has is far reaching and is evident in this video. I applaud Wynton’s relentless pursuit of music education, particularly jazz and unselfishly sharing his knowledge.

    Sonalii on Oct 16th, 2006 at 9:17am

  7. NJSP band has a nice sound. It’s always interesting to see how music can affect people for good.

    gloria on Oct 15th, 2006 at 2:45pm