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  • Listen to Wynton on Jazz at Lincoln Center Radio

    Posted on November 14th, 2004 in Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Radio | 0

    Tango – El Arranque with the LCJO Argentina’s El Arranque and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra trade tunes and players then premiere a new Wynton Marsalis concerto written for the occasion. Listen to it (Real Player required)   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis on Jazz at Lincoln Center’s New Home

    Posted on November 12th, 2004 in Profiles & Interviews | 0

    Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past month, jazz fans and in- dustry people have heard plenty about Jazz At Lincoln Center’s high-pro- file move to its own crib in the new Time Warner Center on Columbus Circle. JazzWeek caught up with Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis on tour in Chicago a month before the Oct. 19 grand opening to get his thoughts on the changes to come and how it happened.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis and Ken Burns honor the life of Jack Johnson

    Posted on November 9th, 2004 in Concerts | 1

    Jazz at Lincoln Center proudly commemorates the Jack Johnson Festival in its new home, Frederick P. Rose Hall, for two special evenings of jazz and film on Friday, November 12 and Saturday, November 13 at 8:00pm.   Keep reading »

  • Movement and Music, Both Jazz and Both Live

    Posted on November 5th, 2004 in Review | 0

    Just as jazz music comes in many sonic varieties, so jazz dancing can assume many shapes in space. That became clear on Wednesday night in “Jazz in Motion,” a Jazz at Lincoln Center presentation with works by four choreographers, three of them offering premieres.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton on the cover of Jazz Hot Magazine

    Posted on November 5th, 2004 in Review | 0

    Wynton is on the cover of the   Keep reading »

  • Photo and video from “Stand up for Jazz” featuring Bill Cosby

    Posted on November 4th, 2004 in Video | 0

    On Thursday October 21, at Rose Theater, the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton played a short opening set of jazz tunes that deal with humor. Some were directly representational (Wynton’s Ellingtonian “Back to Basics,” which portrays laughter through a trumpet), some just sounded happy-go-lucky (Thelonious Monk’s singsong “Green Chimneys”) and some were jazz’s best novelty songs (’‘Salt Peanuts’’ and ‘‘Open the Door, Richard’‘).   Keep reading »

  • Photo and video from the JALC Grand Opening Inaugural Gala

    Posted on November 3rd, 2004 in Concerts, iTunes, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Photo, Podcast, Special report, Video | 0

    On October 20 at 8pm, the Frederick P. Rose Theater played host to the inaugural gala, with celebrities such as former Vice President Al Gore and actor Robert Redford in the house, and a buffet of artists on stage. Wynton was alternately emotive and brazen on “Just a Closer Walk with Thee.” Saxophonists Joe Lovano and Branford Marsalis swung abstractedly through “Tenor Madness.” Patti Austin mimicked Ella Fitzgerald on “How High the Moon,” and Liza Minnelli broke it up with a rousing “New York, New York.” (Click the link below to open the Quicktime video directly or right-click to save the…   Keep reading »

  • Jazz In Motion: World Premieres by Wynton Marsalis

    Posted on November 2nd, 2004 in Concerts | 1

    Guaranteed kinetic energy takes place on the stage of the Rose Theater on November 3, 4, 5 at 8pm with Jazz In Motion. Welcome, composed by Wynton Marsalis and choreographed by Peter Martins, is performed by Charles McPherson and a New York City Ballet dancer.   Keep reading »

  • With Built-In Tension, Jazz Swings to the Past

    Posted on November 2nd, 2004 in Review | 2

    Ralph Ellison, who was lured away from the trumpet to become a writer, once explained that in jazz there is a “cruel contradiction implicit in the art form.” It is a contradiction between the individual and the group, between solitary assertion and collective cooperation. A “true jazz moment,” Ellison said, “springs from a contest in which each artist challenges all the rest,” in which the very nature of the player’s identity is at stake. That is the drama of solo riffs, of call-and-response interchanges, of daring high-wire improvisations.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton in the New York October issue of WHERE magazine

    Posted on October 31st, 2004 in Profiles & Interviews | 0

    Jazz has always occupied a unique space in America’s cultural imagination. Though its rich tradition includes such singular artists as Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker and John Coltrane, it has often been looked upon as too esoteric for public tastes instead of being hailed as our nation’s preeminent homegrown art form. Perhaps no one has done more to dispel this myth and bring jazz into the world’s consciousness than Wynton Marsalis.   Keep reading »