White House State Dinner

I had the honor of performing two songs with Dianne Reeves for the White House State Dinner when President Obama welcomed Chinese President Hu Jintao on Jan. 19, 2011. It was great to be part of an amazing group of jazz musicians that evening: Herbie Hancock, Dianne Reeves, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Chris Botti, James Genus, Matt Wilson, Antonio Hart, Randy Brecker and classical pianist Lang Lang.  There’s a nice piece in The Atlantic and a YouTube video of President Obama announcing us all at the end of the concert, but no footage of the concert that I could find. I did shoot a few pictures and videos the day before when we rehearsed at the White House.


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