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Q: Benefit Jazz Concert ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Benefit Jazz Concert
Category: Arts and Entertainment
Asked by: pairey-ga
List Price: $20.00
Posted: 24 Jul 2006 04:17 PDT
Expires: 23 Aug 2006 04:17 PDT
Question ID: 748959
After the hurricane, Katrina, Winston Marsalis organizaed an impromptu
jazz concert at Carnegie Hall to benefit the survivors fo the
hurricane. This concert was the greatest, with all the best of the
best there preforming.Is a video or DVD of this concert available?
Subject: Re: Benefit Jazz Concert
Answered By: keystroke-ga on 24 Jul 2006 05:20 PDT
Hi pairey,

It seems that the concert was held at Lincoln Center rather than
Carnegie Hall. There is a CD available of the concert, but
unfortunately no DVD or video is available as of yet, and I could find
no upcoming plans to release one.
"Under the direction of Wynton Marsalis, Jazz at Lincoln Center
presented the Higher Ground Hurricane Relief Concert, just three weeks
after Hurricane Katrina unleashed its fury on the Gulf Coast. The
concert and CD have raised more than two million dollars for relief."

Here is a description of the CD:
"When Hurricane Katrina devasted New Orleans and every state and
federal government agency sat inert, native Wynton Marsalis decided
that he had to his part and initiated a benefit concert at Jazz At
Lincoln Center on September 17. The benefit was broadcast on PBS
television and NPR radio and raised over two million dollars.
Highlights of that four-hour concert are contained on this CD, all
proceeds of which will go to three New Orleans relief funds,
distributed by the Baton Rouge Foundation. Other New Orleans artists
include Art and Aaron Neville, Allen Toussaint, Terence Blanchard,
Irvin Mayfield whose father was still missing at the time of the
concert and Marlon Jordan who spent five days on a rooftop waiting to
be rescued."

Here is a link to the concert on Amazon:

and the PBS page describing the concert:

One possibility for you could be to call your local PBS station and
request for them to replay the concert so that you can record it this
time around!

That's what PBS recommends to do here:

"Can you show my favorite program at a different time?
A. Because each of our PBS member stations schedules their programming
independently, please contact your local station directly for
information on their broadcast schedule, including rebroadcast times
and schedule change requests."

You also might be able to order a video through PBS.
"How do I order a video of my favorite PBS show?
A complete listing of videos currently offered through PBS Home Video
is available online at, or call PBS Home Video at
800/645-4PBS. For information on videos for continuing series such as
NATURE, MYSTERY! or FRONTLINE, please visit the specific program's Web
site for availability and ordering information."

(The ShopPBS website does not have a video available right now.)

And finally, here is a form to email PBS in case you want to inquire
about the possibility of a DVD or video.

If you need any more help or clarification, let me know and I'll be glad to help!

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