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The Big River Concert

NPR and WBGO's annual Toast of the Nation presents The Big River Concert for New Orleans, at the Chicago Symphony Center with guest host Branford Marsalis. Nicholas Payton, Jeremy Davenport, Victor Goines, Ellis Marsalis, Peter Martin, Don Vappie, Reginald Veal and Herlin Riley conjure Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton and Sidney Bechet in this musical mix, described by The Chicago Tribune as "exuberant parade music and raunchy blues tunes, rowdy street marches and sweet jazz nocturnes."

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