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  • JLCO with Wynton Marsalis celebrate Duke, Dizzy, Trane & Mingus: Jazz Titans

    Posted on December 16th, 2014 in Concerts | 0

    New York, NY – December 16, 2014 – The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis perform the music of four pioneering giants of jazz – Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane, and Charles Mingus – in Duke, Dizzy, ‘Trane & Mingus:  Jazz Titans at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater on January 29, 30 and 31 at 8pm.  Jazz at Lincoln Center is located at Broadway at 60th Street in New York, New York.   Keep reading »

  • New Year’s Eve 2014 at Jazz at Lincoln Center

    Posted on December 15th, 2014 in Concerts, Streaming | 2

    Wynton Marsalis Quintet with special guests Jared Grimes and Kate Davis in a one-night only performance at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, December 31, Sets at 7 and 11pm   Keep reading »

  • Birth of the American Orchestra

    Posted on December 14th, 2014 in Concerts, Streaming | 0

    On January 9 and 10, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis explores its big band roots. Partly inspired by Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Managing & Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis’ Harvard University lecture, “Setting the Communal Table: The Evolution of the Jazz Orchestra”, delivered on September 26, 2013, the Birth of the American Orchestra concerts will explore the development of the American orchestra through the syncopated dance beats of New Orleans, innovative ensemble virtuosity, and the monumentality of swing and the blues.   Keep reading »

  • Jazzing Up the Holidays at Dallas Symphony

    Posted on December 14th, 2014 in Review | 0

    The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis is so far from the usual big-band cliché that it’s mind-blowing. A dozen of the finest jazz horn players in the nation performed with graceful vigor, enabled by an acoustic rhythm section of piano, bass and drums that imparted support and swing. At Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center on Thursday night as part of Dallas Symphony Orchestra Christmas Pops!, they enlivened tunes from the mid-1500s to modern, with exceedingly imaginative arrangements mostly generated by band members.   Keep reading »

  • Singer is a hit at Marsalis’ swingin’ Christmas show

    Posted on December 13th, 2014 in Review | 2

    Decked out in a white dress and blazing red high-heels, Salvant, who is only 25, walked out on the stage before a full house at FAMU’s Lee Hall Auditorium on Saturday night and let everyone know that she may be the best jazz vocalist of her generation.   Keep reading »

  • Marsalis, Lincoln Center orchestra make season bright at Marcus Center

    Posted on December 2nd, 2014 in Review | 0

    You know it’s a good gig when you can’t tell if the band or the audience is having more fun. Wynton Marsalis, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant and an Uihlein Hall audience shared a great time Monday with the band’s “Big Band Holidays” at the Marcus Center. The music, most of which was arranged by members of the band, was miles and miles from the trite pop arrangements cluttering the air this time of year. These were meaty, interesting takes on great tunes, each leaving plenty of room for band members to take solos.   Keep reading »

  • JLCO with Wynton Marsalis and Cécile McLorin Salvant at Marcus Center in Milwaukee

    Posted on December 2nd, 2014 in Review | 0

    The holiday season fits polymath Wynton Marsalis like a big white mitten. The artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center totes nine Grammy awards, a Pulitzer Prize and a bounty of celebratory musical goodies to share in spirit, as might the most soulful St. Nick.   Keep reading »

  • Concert Review: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra in Milwaukee

    Posted on December 2nd, 2014 in Review | 0

    Wynton Marsalis came to Milwaukee last to give a history lesson. But instead of using Powerpoint for the instruction, he brought along the 17-piece Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra as his teaching tool. Marsalis offered background and context for each piece, yet at no time were his remarks dry or didactic. In fact, once the format was established, Marsalis’ brief comments before each selection became a welcomed and expected part of the evening’s performance.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis wins Best Traditional Jazz Performance At The Soul Train Awards 2014

    Posted on December 1st, 2014 in Award | 1

    The Soul Train Awards 2014 – hosted by Wendy Williams - celebrate and honor R&B legends and soul music’s brightest new stars. Showcasing the evolution of Soul Train’s impact on musical history from the 70s, 80s, 90s, and today, the new Soul Train Awards are about the marriage of music and dance. Fellow nominees in the Best Traditional Jazz Performance category include: Gregory Porter “Hey Laura”; Audra McDonald “What a Little Moonlight Can Do”; Kenny Garret “Pushing the World Away”; and Monty Alexander “Concierto de Aranjuez”.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis, Milwaukee Symphony president talk about musical outreach

    Posted on December 1st, 2014 in Interview | 0

    Trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, who will lead the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra in a holiday concert Monday at the Marcus Center, has a fan in Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra president Mark Niehaus. Niehaus, who spent many years as MSO principal trumpeter before moving into administration, studied music at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts under Wynton’s father, pianist Ellis Marsalis.   Keep reading »