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Congrats, Bob!!

Congratulations to Marsalis Music’s good friend, Bob Blumenthal, whose new book about Sonny Rollins (HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SONNY!!) is officially out. You may purchase Bob’s new book, Saxophone Colossus: A Portrait of Sonny Rollins, from

Bob also recently participated in an interview with Jazz Times. In the interview, Bob discusses his new book, his career as a writer and his passion for the printed word. Please click here to read the interview.

Best wishes to Bob and his terrific new book!!

HCJ on Larry King Live and NBC's Nightly News!

Harry Connick, Jr. was featured on several television programs over this past weekend in conjunction with the 5th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. In case you missed these appearances, here is a link to a clip from his discussion with Larry King and a link to his interview with Brian Williams. Both took place in his hometown of New Orleans. Enjoy!

Click here to watch a clip from HCJ’s discussion with CNN’s Larry King!

Click here to watch HCJ’s interview with Brian Williams on NBC Nightly News!

Submitted by Ben on August 29th, 2010 — 11:00pm

HCJ and Ellis Marsalis on AC360

In case you missed it, the video of Harry Connick, Jr. and Ellis Marsalis discussing the Ellis Marsalis Center for Music in the Musicians’ Village of New Orleans with Anderson Cooper on AC360 last night is now available to be viewed online.


Please click here to watch the video.

Check your local listings!

As we approach the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, many are taking a moment to reflect on the trials and tribulations of the people of New Orleans and to speak of the challenges they have faced and the victories hard won, their courage and the commitment to a revitalized and renewed Crescent City.

Harry Connick, Jr., Branford Marsalis and Ellis Marsalis will add their voices as some of America’s finest journalists retell the tale and look forward to the future.   Check your local listings for the following programs’ coverage commemorating the 5th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina (from the Musicians’ Village):

* Larry King Live – airdate 8/27
#AC360 – airdate either 8/26 or 8/27
ABC Radio – airdate this weekend
E! News – airdate this weekend
*#MSNBC’s Tamron Hall – airdate 8/27
The Today Show – live in the a.m. on 8/27
*#NBC Nightly News w/ Brian Williams – airdate this weekend
Good Morning America – TBA


We thank you all for your support these past 5 years.  We are so excited about what we have been able to accomplish with your help.

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Happy Birthday, Branford!

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear BRANFORD…happy birthday to YOU!


All of us at Marsalis Music wish Branford Marsalis a WONDERFUL birthday. Please feel free to leave Branford a birthday message on his Facebook page!

Submitted by Ben on August 26th, 2010 — 09:33am