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Posted 02.17.08

Harry Connick, Jr. & Branford Marsalis Headline NBA All-Star Weekend

Sharing game-time duties, Branford will serve as musical director for the player introductions as well as perform the national anthem, while Harry directs and performs a halftime show devoted to the city's legendary pianists. Kermit Ruffins, Troy "Trombone Shorty"Andrews and the Rebirth Brass Band are among those joining Branford, while Harry's keyboard colleagues include Dr. John, Allen Toussaint, Art Neville and Ellis Marsalis, as well as the Harry Connick, Jr. Big Band. All of the music will be broadcast live on TNT and ESPN Radio, and will be heard in 215 countries and territories throughout the world.