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  • Don Quixote Rides Again, With an Ellingtonian Sidekick

    Posted on May 12th, 2005 in Review | 0

    More than two hours of original jazz music was played at Rose Theater on Thursday night. It was shaped around stories from “Don Quixote” and scored for 15 musicians and 2 singers, with a professional actor reading about 5,000 words of Cervantes in and around 23 songs and instrumental sketches. It was ambitious, well played, deeply Ellingtonian - and completely indigestible.   Keep reading »

  • New tour dates for the Wynton Marsalis Quartet and LCJO

    Posted on April 22nd, 2005 in Concerts | 2

    We have updated our tour section with the official summer-fall tour schedule for the Wynton Marsalis Quartet and the LCJO. More news (and dates…) to come soon… Check the new dates in our tour section   Keep reading »

  • The Magic of Wynton Marsalis

    Posted on April 19th, 2005 in Review | 0

    Magic was in the air as The Wynton Marsalis Quartet took the stage Sunday night, when the preeminent trumpeter in jazz music today strode confidently to that stage and began to whistle. This was just the beginning of an unexpected opener - an obscure Ornette Coleman’s composition - ‘Remnant” - a request from an audience member that was given a loving and virtuosi treatment.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis to perform at University of Missouri

    Posted on March 16th, 2005 in Concerts | 2

    On Monday, March 21, Wynton Marsalis will be the 28th presenter in the Remmers Special Artist/Lecturer Series at University of Missouri. The concert is free and open to the public, but tickets will be required and are limited to two per person with a valid UMR I.D. on a first-come, first-served basis. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. in Leach Theatre of UMR’s Castleman Hall. Doors will open at 6:15 p.m. and all ticket-holders are asked to be in their seats no later than 6:45 p.m. Because of the high demand for tickets and limited seating, any…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and the young fans: special photos

    Posted on March 16th, 2005 in Photo | 1

    Recently the young Nic Rinke met Wynton in the Atlanta Concert’s backstage, and we received an e-mail from The Williams boys showing us their photos (taken on 2004) with Wynton and from Scott Hyde (2002 photos) Thank you very much for your pictures…and keep swinging ! Feel free to share your photos with all Wynton’s fan. Send us your images via e-mail, and we will publish them on the fan club.   Keep reading »

  • Upcoming Wynton’s new album for Blue Note

    Posted on March 12th, 2005 in Music | 3

    Post production will be done later this month to prepare for release of a smokin’ live date featuring Wynton’s quartet along with some special guests. Recorded last year at the House Of Tribes in NYC the performance features altoman Wes Anderson, drummer Joe Farnsworth, bassist Carlos Henriquez, pianist Eric Lewis and percussionist Orlando Rodriguez, among others. More news to come…   Keep reading »

  • Old Friends Get Together, Feeling Right at Home

    Posted on March 12th, 2005 in Review | 1

    When Wynton Marsalis performs with his septet in New York these days, it is a special occasion. He toured Europe with the band a few years ago, but his duties at Lincoln Center as well as his ambitions to compose large works for big ensembles reached critical mass in the late 1990’s. So the septet faded into the background. But it’s good to be reminded of what it achieved. On Wednesday, at Rose Theater, the band entered from stage left, the musicians chanting in a slow single-file entrance, moving and stomping their feet in parade rhythm. As soon as they took their positions and dug into the tune—it was Mr. Marsalis’s “Ain’ No”—they flooded the acoustical space in the room.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton plays with Dave Douglas at Rose Theater

    Posted on March 2nd, 2005 in Concerts | 0

    On March 9, 2005 at 8pm in Rose Theater, two trumpet virtuosos and one of today’s most distinct jazz vocalists will headline the All That Jazz: Now That’s HIP! concert sponsored by HIP Health Plan of New York.   Keep reading »

  • Sound Portraits Influenced by the View From the Train

    Posted on March 2nd, 2005 in Review | 0

    When jazz bands played one-nighters in long lists of fourth-tier American towns, trains were a major part of their logistical life. But trains naturally crept into jazz composers’ aesthetic lives, too. At least, this was the case with Duke Ellington, who worked so much about the outside world into his music.   Keep reading »

  • LCJO with Wynton Marsalis returns Full-Steam Ahead to Rose Theater

    Posted on February 24th, 2005 in Concerts | 0

    On February 24, 25 and 26, for a special series of jazz performances entitled Full-Steam Ahead, the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis (LCJO) revisits a time when the sounds of locomotives inspired jazz. The world-renowned orchestra brings the sharp-edged syncopations and hard-chugging rhythms inspired by America’s steam-driven locomotives to its new home, Frederick P. Rose Hall. Featuring former LCJO members Wycliffe Gordon (trombone) and Rodney Whitaker (bass), the LCJO explores how the locomotive onomatopoeia was reflected in the developing rhythms of jazz in the first half of the 20th century.   Keep reading »