On Sunday, April 22, 2018, UNESCO and the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz hosted the International Jazz Day Salute to New Orleans, presented by Toyota, featuring an all-star cast of musicians.
This special free event paid tribute to the city’s tricentennial celebration.
A stormy forecast did nothing to dampen the spirits of the more than 1,000 people who 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 All-Stars and more. Scroll down to view photos from the event.