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  • Wynton explains: What is an arranger

    Posted on November 24th, 2006 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Jazz for young people | 0

    “How do 15 strong-willed musicians come together in perfect harmony? How does the standard become fresh again? … Thank the arranger, the unsung hero who musically choreographs every show, bringing order and imagination to the bandstand.” On December 2, at 12pm and 2pm, The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis in the “Jazz for young people” concert series, explore the techniques arrangers use to help everyone get along and sound good, good, good. More info about tickets on JALC web site   Keep reading »

  • Wynton performs Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue

    Posted on November 9th, 2006 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra | 3

    On November 16, 17, 18 at Rose Theater, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, the American Composers Orchestra with special guest conductor Steven Sloane and pianist Marcus Roberts perform Gershwin’s groundbreaking Rhapsody in Blue, and then underscore vocal performances of Nelson Riddle’s finest arrangements from the Gershwin songbook. The evening includes music by Charles Mingus and John Lewis and closes as the ACO’s Music Alive Composer in Residence Derek Bermel brings his innovative vision to an exciting new work. More info about tickets on JALC web site   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and JALC celebrate George Gershwin

    Posted on November 7th, 2006 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Tribute | 0

    On November 13, 2006 at 7pm, Jazz at Lincoln Center will celebrate the music of the great American composer George Gershwin at the organization’s fall gala entitled Manhattan Rhapsody: A Celebration of George Gershwin. Hosted by CBS News Correspondent and Jazz at Lincoln Center Board member Ed Bradley, the concert will feature the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, the American Composers Orchestra, Patti Austin, Kitty Carlisle Hart, Michael Feinstein, Angela Lansbury, Marcus Roberts, Brian Stokes Mitchell and other special guests. The concert will be followed by a festive dinner held throughout the Frederick P. Rose Hall.   Keep reading »

  • Coltrane concert at JALC reviewed by the New York Times

    Posted on September 16th, 2006 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, New York Times, Review | 4

    Yesterday, Wynton and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra performed the music of John Coltrane at Frederick P. Rose Hall. Here is a review of the concert on the New York Times (free registration required)   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis and JLCO play Coltrane

    Posted on September 13th, 2006 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Tribute | 0

    Jazz at Lincoln Center celebrates John Coltrane’s 80th Birthday with performance and education events September 14, 15, 16 & 20, throughout Frederick P. Rose Hall Ecstatic and somber, secular and sacred, John Coltrane’s musical sermons transform Rose Theater into a place of healing and celebration with orchestrations of his small group masterpieces “My Favorite Things,” “Giant Steps,” “Naima” and more. The LCJO with Wynton marks the 80th year since the birth of one of the most admired, influential and adventurous artists in the history of jazz. More info about tickets on JALC web site   Keep reading »

  • Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra renamed

    Posted on June 14th, 2006 in Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra | 1

    The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, the house orchestra of Jazz at Lincoln Center, will henceforth be known as the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. The change will help identify the band, which is led by Wynton, more closely with the organization’s “worldwide brand,”. The group currently includes bassist Carlos Henriquez; drummer Ali Jackson; pianist Dan Nimmer; trumpeters Ryan Kisor, Sean Jones, and Marcus Printup; trombonists Chris Crenshaw, Vincent Gardner, and AndrĂ© Hayward; and reed players Walter Blanding, Victor Goines, Sherman Irby, Ted Nash, and Joe Temperley. Former members include saxophonist Wes “Warmdaddy” Anderson, pianist Eric Reed,…   Keep reading »

  • New tour dates for Wynton and the JLCO

    Posted on May 23rd, 2006 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Tour | 0

    Wynton and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, will tour Europe this summer, playing in France, Spain and England. There are also a lot of new dates for fall 2006 in USA, where Wynton will play with his quartet. Please check the new tour schedule   Keep reading »

  • Behind the scenes at Jazz at Lincoln Center

    Posted on May 15th, 2006 in Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Photo, Video | 4

    On February 17, 2006, Wynton and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra assembled at Frederick P. Rose Hall, for a photoshoot with photgrapgher Clay Patrick McBride. Take a peek behind the scenes. (Real Player required). Take a look also to these Wynton photos by Clay Patrick McBride   Keep reading »

  • Photos and video from the world premiere of Wynton’s Congo Square

    Posted on April 24th, 2006 in Articles, Concerts, Congo Square, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, New Orleans, Review | 13

    Yesterday, joined by members of numerous brass bands from throughout the city, the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton and the Capital Region-based percussion ensemble Odadaa! marched into historic Congo Square in classic New Orleans parade style Sunday as hundreds of concertgoers danced along behind them. Here you have some photos from the Congo Square rehearsal, and an article on TimesUnion about the world premiere (yesterday) Plus there are also three videos regarding: pre-parade | parade | concert (Quicktime player needed) In the concert video, Wynton sings duetting with Herlin Riley at the tamburine. Tonight, they are going to perform Congo Square…   Keep reading »

  • List of special events for Wynton and JLCO in New Orleans

    Posted on April 21st, 2006 in Concerts, Congo Square, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Jazz for young people, New Orleans | 2

    Throughout the week, Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra will conduct a number of special ‘all-ages’ events around the city aimed at increasing awareness of jazz. Below is the list of events: Wednesday: Victor Goines at the Jazz National Park, 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Thursday: Herlin Riley at McDonough 35, 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Thursday: Jacub Addy and Odadaa!, James Singleton Charter Middle School, 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Friday: Wynton Marsalis’ ‘Jazz for Young People’, ‘What is New Orleans Jazz’, at The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Sunday: Second Line starting at The Backstreet Cultural…   Keep reading »