Jazz News

September 01, 2015

Branford & Harry Connick, Jr host "New Orleans Honors" at the Saenger Theatre

Hollywood Reporter
Lorena O'Neil

Musicians and celebrities came together to thank those who aided in New Orleans' recovery after Hurricane Katrina. 

NEW ORLEANS, LA. — On the eve of the 10 year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the historic Saenger Theatre in New Orleans was filled with an emotional crowd. Harry Connick Jr. and Branford Marsalis hosted "New Orleans Honors," an invite-only event recognizing those who aided in New Orleans recovery events after the devastating storm. The hosts performed multiple times, once along with the city's mayor Mitch Landrieu. The tribute event was peppered with performances by renowned musicians like Trombone Shorty, Kermit Ruffins, Allen Toussaint, Michael Cerveris, Irma Thomas and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.
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