Willie Nelson, Wynton Marsalis Concert Will be Broadcast 4/6/2007


Jazz at Lincoln Center and XM Radio announced, that “Willie Sings the Blues, ” a concert performed by the legendary singer-songwriter-musician Willie Nelson and the incomparable Wynton Marsalis Quintet in January 2007 will be broadcast exclusively on XM Friday, April 6th at 7p.m. ET in celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month. The concert will be broadcast simultaneously on XM’s traditional country channel, “Willie’s Place” (XM 13), and XM’s traditional jazz channel, “Real Jazz” (XM 70), with additional encores airing throughout the weekend.Recorded live on January 12th in The Allen Room inside Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center and XM’s New York studios, “Willie Sings the Blues, ” features Nelson with his harmonica player, Mickey Raphael and Marsalis’ quintet: Dan Nimmer (piano), Carlos Henriquez (bass), Ali Jackson, (drums), and Walter Blanding (saxophone).Both Nelson and Marsalis each have long associations with XM Satellite Radio – Nelson is the namesake and creative director of “Willie’s Place” and Marsalis is host of the popular XM music series, “In the Swing Seat with Wynton Marsalis, ” which airs weekly on XM’s “Real Jazz.”In 2005 XM and Jazz at Lincoln Center announced a multi-year agreement for XM to be the exclusive satellite radio partner of Jazz at Lincoln Center, and to make Frederick P. Rose Hall the new home of XM’s New York broadcast studios.

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