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  • Wynton to Raise Roofs for ICCF’s Housing Programs

    Posted on April 18th, 2004 in Concerts | 0

    Wynton Marsalis and his Quartet will perform selections from The Magic Hour for the April 20 benefit concert. The concert will raise funds for ICCF’s sixth annual Raising Roofs benefit concert on Tuesday, April 20, at 8:00 p.m. in DeVos Performance Hall   Keep reading »

  • Wynton will play at Playboy Jazz Festival in June

    Posted on March 7th, 2004 in Concerts | 0

    Wynton Marsalis, Etta James, Herbie Hancock and many others will play to the 26th annual Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl on the weekend of June 19 and 20, celebrating Playboy magazine’s 50th anniversary. The event, hosted by Bill Cosby on Saturday and NBC’s “The Tonight Show” band leader and guitarist Kevin Eubanks on Sunday, highlights a range of jazz genres from contemporary to traditional, big band, blues, salsa and world music. Wynton is set to perform with his quartet (to be confirmed) in what will be his tenth appearance on the Playboy stage. Other performers include the Christian…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton plays the music of Ornette Coleman

    Posted on February 15th, 2004 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra | 0

    The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis celebrates avant-garde forefather Ornette Coleman, exploring seminal works of this downhome, groundbreaking composer and instrumentalist. Coleman sidemen, the masterful Dewey Redman makes a special appearance at this event. Thursday and Saturday, February 19 and 21, 2004, 8pm at Alice Tully Hall. More info on Jazz at Lincoln Center web site.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton celebrates Count Basie’s’ 100th birthday

    Posted on January 24th, 2004 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Tribute | 0

    Count Basie had a truly original approach both as a pianist and bandleader. A musical minimalist, he could say more by playing less. In memory of his 100th birthday, Wynton Marsalis introduces a discussion about Basie’s influence on American swing, featuring former Basie bandmate Frank Foster. Tuesday, January 27, 2004, 7pm at Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse More, for two exciting nights, Wynton and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra honors both the beat and legacy of Count Basie for his 100th birthday celebration. Guests include veteran Count Basie Orchestra members vocalist Carmen Bradford and saxophonist Frank Wess, and others. Thursday and Saturday,…   Keep reading »

  • European Soundscapes with Wynton Marsalis and JLCO

    Posted on January 20th, 2004 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra | 0

    At this special concert, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, along with special guest soloist Stefano Di Battista performs European-inspired pieces by John Lewis, Gerry Mulligan, Gil Evans, and Duke Ellington. Thursday and Saturday, January 22 and 24, 2004, 8pm at Alice Tully Hall. More info on Jazz at Lincoln Center   Keep reading »

  • 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 »