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 All-Stars and more. Made possible through the generous support of Toyota.
"Everybody longs for meaning. Everybody needs to love and be loved. Everybody needs to clap hands and be happy. Everybody longs for faith. In music, especially this broad category called Jazz, there is a stepping stone towards all of these." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.