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  • New tour dates for Wynton with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra

    Posted on January 15th, 2004 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Tour | 1

    The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will begin a national and international tour on January 23, 2003 in Newark, NJ that culminates in the orchestra’s Mexico debut. The LCJO will open their tour with a performance at Prudential Hall in the New Jersey Performing Arts Center on Friday, January 23rd. The big band will travel to cities such as Louisville, Chicago, St. Louis, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco and Los Angeles, before traveling to Mexico for an extensive residency. The Festival de Mexico has invited the LCJO to be one of its major presentations during the three-week 20 th anniversary festival…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton playing with Wes Anderson tonight at Village Vanguard

    Posted on January 9th, 2004 in Concerts | 0

    Wynton will be special guest tonight at Village Vanguard. He will play with the Wessel Anderson Quintet featuring also Walter Blanding (tenor sax), Antonio Ciacca (piano) Kengo Nakamura (bass), Joe Farnsworth (drums). Mr. Anderson is a master of the saxophone. He is principally known as a member of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, and that doesn’t give much sense of what he’s capable of, both compositionally and improvisationally. Wynton will be on hand this week joining the band as a sidemen, as he has been doing a lot for the last year, staying on the down-low and playing…   Keep reading »

  • Red Hot Holiday Stomp with Wynton and friends

    Posted on December 14th, 2003 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center | 0

    Wynton and the Jazz at Lincoln Center will usher in the holidays with four special concerts that bring Big Easy-style holiday cheer to the Big Apple. The Red Hot Holiday Stomp will take place on Thursday, Friday and Saturay, December 18, 19 and 20, 2003 at 8pm at Alice Tully Hall with an additional performance on Saturday, December 20, 2003 at 2pm. Highlithing classic holiday tunes seasoned with a bit of Crescent City flavor and the joyous music of Jelly Roll Morton, the concerts will feature pianist Ellis Marsalis, trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, clarinetist Victor Goines, banjoist Don Vappie and the drummer Erlin Riley. More info on…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton explains: Who is Miles Davis

    Posted on December 9th, 2003 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz for young people | 0

    Miles Davis was one of the most iconoclastic figures in jazz. Learn how the innovative trumpeter traversed many styles of jazz – including swing, bebop, cool, modal and fusion – and inspired millions of fans and musicians. Host Wynton Marsalis, in his Jazz for young people concert series at Lincoln Center, is joined by trumpeters Eddie Henderson, Justin Kisor, and Brandon Lee, as well as Billy Childs, Peter Washington and Joe Farnsworth. Budding jazz musicians can take their instruments for an after-concert jam session. Saturday, December 13, 2003, 11am & 1pm at Alice Tully Hall. More info on Jazz at Lincoln Center   Keep reading »

  • Jam session in Boston with Wynton Marsalis and Marcus Roberts

    Posted on December 6th, 2003 in Concerts | 1

    Wynton sprang a surprise on the Symphony Hall audience that came to hear his “All Rise” Wednesday. Jazz pianist Marcus Roberts showed up and improvised a solo in one of the movements of Marsalis’s blues oratorio, temporarily sitting in for the regular pianist of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, 18-year-old Aaron Diehl. At encore time, Roberts joined Wynton for an impromptu jam session… And last night at the Biarritz Lounge in Roxbury trombonist Andre Hayward, a Boston-based member of Marsalis’s orchestra, hosted a jam session (like the kind he and friends have every Sunday) that included Roberts, Wynton…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton playing All Rise with Boston Symphony Orchestra

    Posted on December 3rd, 2003 in All Rise, Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra | 0

    Conductor Kurt Masur will lead the Boston Symphony Orchestra in the Boston premiere of Wynton Marsalis’ All Rise, December 3, 4, 6 at Symphony Hall, featuring Wynton on trumpet, the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, soprano NaGuanda Miller, mezzo-soprano Cynthia Renee Hardy, tenor Brian Robinson, baritone Robert Honeysucker, and the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, John Oliver, conductor. In addition to the concerts themselves, the BSO is planning a host of activities around All Rise to get younger music lovers in and around Boston involved in the work. Building on the success of last season’s Online Conservatory – the BSO’s new interactive multimedia addition to…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton is special guest tonight at Smoke Jazz Club

    Posted on November 28th, 2003 in Concerts | 3

    Wynton will be special guest, tonight at Smoke Jazz Club. He will play with the One for all quintet, including some confident younger musicians: the tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander, the trombonist Steve Davis, the pianist David Hazeltine, the bassist Peter Washington and the drummer Joe Farnsworth. Tonight and tomorrow night at 9, 11 and 12:30. Smoke Jazz Club – 2751 Broadway, at 106th Street, (212) 864-6662   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis playing to honor the greatest female vocalists

    Posted on November 14th, 2003 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center | 0

    This year’s Lincoln Center gala honors the greatest female vocalists and musicians from the golden age of jazz. The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and special guests join New York’s artistic community at large to celebrate Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald and other legendary women of jazz for their achievements. Titled “Here’s to the Ladies”, the evening will feature: Dee Dee Bridgewater, Roberta Flack, Cleo Laine, Marian McPartland and Diana Ross. On Monday, November 17, 2003, 7pm at Avery Fisher Hall. More info on Jazz at Lincoln Center web site   Keep reading »

  • This week concerts for the Wynton Marsalis Quintet

    Posted on November 2nd, 2003 in Concerts, Quintet, Tour | 0

    Wynton and his new quintet are going to play in these cities: Today, November 2 at Zellerbach Hall of Berkeley , CA On November 3 at Lancaster Performing Arts Center of Lancaster, CA. On November 5 at Bovard Auditorium of Los Angeles, CA On November 6 at Centennial Hall of Tucson, AZ. On November 8 at Kingsbury Hall of Salt Lake City, UT. On November 9 at Fine Arts Concert Hall of Laramie, WY. On November 10 at Macky Auditorium of Boulder, CO.   Keep reading »

  • New tour dates for the Wynton Marsalis Quintet

    Posted on September 21st, 2003 in Concerts, Quintet, Tour | 1

    Wynton made a change, and will be taking out a quintet instead of a septet this fall. Moreover, we have updated tour dates for the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and new dates for the Quintet/Septet (Wynton is going to decide after the fall tour) in 2004. Here is the quintet lineup: Wynton Marsalis (trumpet) Wess Anderson (saxophones) Ali Jackson (drums) Carlos Henriquez (bass) Eric Lewis (Piano) Check the updates in our tour section   Keep reading »