11:00 p.m. ET on XM’s Real Jazz (XM Channel 70).
Higher Ground Hurricane Relief Concert
Benefit for the Victims of Hurricane Katrina
The evening will feature New Orleans native son, Wynton Marsalis and many special celebrity guest artists and speakers. (This will include Bette Midler)
September 17, 2005, 7pm
Frederick P. Rose Hall
Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center
Broadway at 60th Street
Tickets go on sale September 8, 2005
Tickets are available at:
Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office
Broadway at 60th Street, ground floor
Center Charge: 212-721-6500
If you would like a “Tickets are now on sale” reminder email, please request an alert at: HigherGround@jalc.org.
PBS to Broadcast Jazz at Lincoln Center Benefit on September 17
By Ben Mattison
September 8, 2005
The PBS series Live From Lincoln Center will broadcast Jazz at Lincoln Center’s hurricane relief benefit concert on September 17, Lincoln Center announced.The broadcast, scheduled for 8 p.m. ET, will be seen on WNET Thirteen in New York and on public television stations around the country; Lincoln Center is also making the broadcast available to other stations and networks. Check local listings.
As previously reported, the concert can also be heard on XM Satellite Radio, Newark’s WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM, and other NPR stations, as well as the web sites www.npr.org, www.wbgo.org, and www.xmradio.com.
A number of leading performers have been added to the lineup for the concert, including trumpeter Terrence Blanchard, pianist Cyrus Chestnut, actor Robert De Niro, singer and actress Bette Midler, pianist Marcus Roberts, singer-songwriter James Taylor, vocalist Dianne Reeves, pianist McCoy Tyner, vocalist Cassandra Wilson, pop star Paul Simon, and singer and accordion player Buckwheat Zydeco, one of New Orleans’ most popular musicians.
Already scheduled to appear were singer and pianist Peter Cincotti, pop singer Elvis Costello, saxophonist Paquito D’Rivera, vocalist Abbey Lincoln, singer and pianist Diana Krall, vocalist Jon Hendricks, and trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, the artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center and native of New Orleans. Comedian, actor, and educator Bill Cosby will host.
Tickets, priced from $50 to $10,000, go on sale today and are available via the Jazz at Lincoln Center box office, jalc.org, or CenterCharge at 212-721-6500.