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The Rockefeller Foundation / Jazz at Lincoln Center
Let Freedom Swing: A Celebration of America, Winter 2009


Jazz at Lincoln Center and the Rockefeller Foundation presented "A Celebration Of America" in the Kennedy Center's Eisenhower Theater on January 19th, 2009. The event was hosted by Courtney B. Vance and Angela Bassett on the occasion of the Presidential Inauguration and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The concert included performances by Bela Fleck, Cassandra Wilson, Dave Brubeck, Dianne Reeves, Freddy Cole, Jessye Norman, Paquito D'Rivera, Roy Haynes, and Derek Trucks. In between performances, the audience watched video of interchanges between Wynton Marsalis and Justice Sandra Day O'Connor as they spoke of the values of civil society and the principles of democracy that jazz embodies. GES provided a large array of services for this event including, rider fulfillment, venue negotiation, event and production staff, crew management, lighting, projection and sound design services, equipment systems, and on site technical direction for this historic concert.

 

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