PBS to Broadcast Jazz at Lincoln Center Benefit on September 17

Classic Arts News   PBS to Broadcast Jazz at Lincoln Center Benefit on September 17
The PBS series Live From Lincoln Center will broadcast Jazz at Lincoln Center's hurricane relief benefit concert on September 17.

The broadcast, scheduled for 8 p.m. ET, will be seen on WNET Thirteen in New York and on public television stations around the country; Lincoln Center is also making the broadcast available to other stations and networks. Check local listings.

As previously reported, the concert can also be heard on XM Satellite Radio, Newark's WBGO Jazz 88.3 FM, and other NPR stations, as well as the web sites www.npr.org, www.wbgo.org, and www.xmradio.com.

A number of leading performers have been added to the lineup for the concert, including trumpeter Terrence Blanchard, pianist Cyrus Chestnut, singer Norah Jones, actor Robert De Niro, singer and actress Bette Midler, pianist Marcus Roberts, singer-songwriter James Taylor, vocalist Dianne Reeves, pianist McCoy Tyner, vocalist Cassandra Wilson, pop star Paul Simon, and singer and accordion player Buckwheat Zydeco, one of New Orleans' most popular musicians.

Already scheduled to appear were singer and pianist Peter Cincotti, pop singer Elvis Costello, saxophonist Paquito D'Rivera, comedian Bill Cosby, vocalist Abbey Lincoln, singer and pianist Diana Krall, vocalist Jon Hendricks, and trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center and a native of New Orleans. Comedian, actor, and educator Bill Cosby Actor Laurence Fishburne will host.

Tickets, priced from $50 to $10,000, go on sale today and are available at the Jazz at Lincoln Center box office, jalc.org, or CenterCharge at 212-721-6500.

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