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

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

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  1. It Ain’t Snowing In Memphis

    Looking out the window.
    Feeling cold inside.
    It ain’t snowing in Memphis.

    Chilling to the bone.
    Baby by my side.
    It ain’t snowing in Memphis.

    How I wish I were in Memphis.
    Walking down Beale St.
    Sipping on a Coke.
    Hearing BB sing the Blues.

    Cause it ain’t snowing in Memphis.
    Cause it ain’t snowing in Memphis.

    Lamar Cole on Sep 2nd, 2008 at 4:17pm

  2. Recording from the concert is now available here:

    Luigi Beverelli on Oct 18th, 2007 at 4:08pm

  3. Any recording of this?

    Mike Barker on Oct 18th, 2007 at 2:00pm