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.
"One of the reasons I believe in jazz is that the oneness of man can come through the rhythm of your heart. It's the same anyplace in the world, that heartbeat. It's the first thing you hear when you're born - or before you're born - and it's the last thing you hear." - Dave Brubeck