Higher Ground Hurricane Benefit (Jazz at Lincoln Center)
CONCERT WILL BE NATIONALLY TELEVISED ON LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER ON PBS AND BET Jazz and BROADCAST ON NPR; XM SATELLITE RADIO; WBGO JAZZ88.3FM; WNYC, NEW YORK PUBLIC RADIO 93.9 FM, VH1 Classic, and VH1 Soul.
Hosted By Laurence Fishburne. Featured Artists Include Wynton Marsalis, Laurence Fishburne, Terence Blanchard, Ken Burns, Shirley Caesar, Cyrus Chestnut, Peter Cincotti, Bill Cosby, Elvis Costello, Aaron Neville, Robert De Niro, Renee Fleming, Herbie Hancock, Norah Jones, Diana Krall, Abbey Lincoln, Bette Midler, Toni Morrison, Arturo O'Farill, Dianne Reeves, Paul Simon, Meryl Streep, James Taylor, McCoy Tyner, Robin Williams, Cassandra Wilson, Jeffrey Wright, Buckwheat Zydeco, and many others.
Jazz at Lincoln Center will record live CD to be released by Blue Note Records with all profits going to hurricane relief fund efforts Auction items include Martin guitar autographed by Eric Clapton and John Mayer; items from LeRoy Neiman, Candlewick Press and more.
Beginning Friday, September 16, auction items can be viewed at www.ebay.com/higherground.
New York, NY (September 14, 2005) Jazz at Lincoln Center today announced plans to produce the Higher Ground Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert and Auction on Saturday, September 17 at 7pm at Rose Theater in Frederick P. Rose Hall on Broadway at 60th Street in New York City.
The Benefit Concert and Auction produced by Jazz at Lincoln Center will raise funds for the Higher Ground Relief Fund established by Jazz at Lincoln Center and administered through the Baton Rouge Area Foundation to benefit the musicians, music industry related enterprises and other individuals and entities from the areas in Greater New Orleans who were impacted by Hurricane Katrina and to provide other general hurricane relief. (MORE...)
- Celebrity Auction
The Higher Ground benefit event will include an auction, which will begin on Saturday, September 17 at 7pm ET and will run through Monday, September 26 until 7pm ET. Items to be auctioned include a 000-28 Martin Eric Clapton model guitar, autographed by Eric Clapton and John Mayer; artwork by LeRoy Neiman; artwork by Peter Max and items from Miramax Films. Paul Rogers and Candlewick Press are pleased to donate ten pre-publication, first edition copies of Jazz ABZ: An A To Z Collection of Jazz Portraits by Wynton Marsalis that will be signed by the author and the illustrator. Each book will be accompanied by a special edition print (15" x 15" framed) that features one of the following ten artists portrayed in the book: Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Art Blakey, Jelly Roll Morton, Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker, Sonny Rollins, Fats Waller, Dizzy Gillespie. Beginning Friday, September 16, auction items can be viewed at www.ebay.com/higherground.
- Concert Broadcast (PBS.org)
- Higher Ground Hurricane Benefit Concert Sept. 17 (NPR)
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