New Orleans is known as the birthplace of jazz, but the city has traditionally been more associated with Louis Armstrong and old-time “New Orleans-style” jazz than more contemporary forms of the music. Three generations of New Orleans born-and-bred piano players—Ellis Marsalis, Henry Butler, and Jonathan Batiste—joined forces in May 2012 on the stage of the Allen Room at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, to give the lie to this impression and demonstrate the breadth of New Orleans jazz piano music and its relevance to jazz today. Hear performances from this historic concert, along with interviews with the three Piano Kings, in this hour-long radio show presented by JALC Radio host Wendell Pierce.
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