More than 1,500 people packed the historic Orpheum Theatre to see Institute Chairman Herbie Hancock and renowned New Orleans trumpeter Terence Blanchard lead an all-star tribute to the Crescent City’s 300th birthday. Participating artists included Patti Austin, Ledisi, Philip Bailey, the Preservation Hall All-Stars and more. Made possible through the generous support of Toyota.
"Jazz is indefinable. To understand jazz, you need to merge yourself with its pulse and lose yourself to its sounds and let it flood your soul. It is the most democratic form of music: it has taken the sounds, movements and cadences of whatever form of music from whichever countries it travelled to." - Shankar Mahadevan