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 has the power to make men forget their differences and come together… Jazz is the personification of transforming overwhelmingly negative circumstances into freedom, friendship, hope, and dignity." - Quincy Jones