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.
"Our jazz greats have also been active participants in the struggle through an art of resistance as indeed they are also keen activists through their music in a culture of transformation and of liberation." - Paul Mashatile, Minister of Arts and Culture, South Africa