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  • Higher Ground benefit CD will be released soon

    Posted on October 19th, 2005 in Music

    On November 22, 2005, Blue Note Records will release Higher Ground, a CD that documents Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Higher Ground Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert, a landmark evening of musical offering that was mounted by Wynton on September 17, less than three weeks after Hurricane Katrina imparted its devastation upon the Gulf Coast.

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  • Higher Ground benefit concert reviewed on New York Times

    Posted on September 23rd, 2005 in Review

    True to New Orleans ritual, “Higher Ground”—the benefit for Hurricane Katrina relief at the Rose Theater on Saturday night—opened with a processional and wound up with a parade.

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  • Wynton will not play at B.B. Kings Club this saturday

    Posted on September 20th, 2005 in News

    The Hurricane Katrina benefit at B.B. Kings, this Saturday, Sept. 24 has been postponed due to scheduling conflicts.
    There is no information right now about when it will be rescheduled or which artists will perform on that date. Refunds at point of purchase

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  • Listen to the whole Higher Ground Concert at Lincoln Center

    Posted on September 18th, 2005 in Music | 2

    The “Higher Ground” concert held Saturday at New York’s Rose Theater is now available for listening on NPR.org.
    Among the other tunes, there’s also a new piece that Wynton wrote and dedicated to the people of New Orleans, entitled: Ain’ No (Which song??)

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  • Marsalis Hosts Jazzy Hurricane Benefit Concert

    Posted on September 17th, 2005 in Profiles & Interviews

    Trumpet star Wynton Marsalis, co-founder and director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, is hosting a benefit concert and auction Saturday night to raise money for the Higher Ground Hurricane Fund. Artists lending their talents include James Taylor, Buckwheat Zydeco, Norah Jones and many others.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton playing live at Jazz at Lincoln Center tonight

    Posted on September 17th, 2005 in Concerts | 8

    Tonight Live From Lincoln Center will put on a special nationwide broadcast of Jazz at Lincoln Center's Higher Ground Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert. The show will be live from the Rose Theater in…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton at BET Relief Telethon tonight !

    Posted on September 9th, 2005 in News | 1

    The BET Relief Telethon is set to air from 7:30 to 10 pm ET/PT on BET and will raise money for the storm relief efforts.

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  • New Tricks Introduced For a Cause

    Posted on September 12th, 1995 in Review

    Benefit concerts can bring out unusual behavior in performers. Freed from the responsibility of being a sole headliner, they can try new things or team up for one-time-only collaborations, even if fans still yell for the hits. At the Paramount on Sunday night, Pete Townshend played piano in public for the first time; Paul Simon sang harmony with him on “The Kids Are All Right.” Wynton Marsalis, famed for his jazz purism, lent trumpet solos to “You Can Call Me Al”; in the same song, Annie Lennox delivered a verse in a thick Scottish accent, while Mr. Townshend suddenly turned into a hoofer. The concert raised $850,000 for the Children’s Health Fund, which provides medical care for poor children.   Keep reading »

  • Bill Cosby Leads Benefit For Jazz at Lincoln Center

    Posted on June 2nd, 1995 in Review

    One thing Lincoln Center’s benefit for its jazz program at Avery Fisher Hall on Wednesday night proved was that Bill Cosby, the night’s M. C., wasn’t to be challenged.   Keep reading »

  • (Most of) The Marsalis Family in Concert

    Posted on November 4th, 1990 in Review

    There’s no generation gap in the musical taste of the Marsalis family of New Orleans. From the 55-year-old patriarch and pianist, Ellis Marsalis, down to the 13-year-old drummer Jason, the hard-bop of the late 1950’s and 60’s is the pinnacle of jazz, and they have led a revival of the style among young musicians.   Keep reading »