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  • Wynton plays for the Benny Carter Centennial

    Posted on October 11th, 2007 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra | 1

    From October 15-21, Jazz at Lincoln Center opens the 2007-08 season with the Benny Carter Centennial throughout Frederick P. Rose Hall on Broadway at 60th St. in New York City . Wynton with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra will perform the music of this legendary jazz musician on October 19 & 20, 2007. Anchor and Managing Editor of “NBC Nightly News” Brian Williams will host the October 19th concert and former New York Giants running back and “Today Show” correspondent Tiki Barber will host the October 20th concert. Tickets for the Benny Carter Centennial are $30, $50, $75, $95, $120 and are available at the Jazz at Lincoln…   Keep reading »

  • Photoreport about Spring Gala 2007 at JALC

    Posted on May 25th, 2007 in Jazz at Lincoln Center, Photo | 0

    The Jazz at Lincoln Center web site, has been recently updated with high-res photos about the Spring Gala 2007. As you know, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Spring Gala 2007 Concert featured Jimmy Buffett, Barbara Cook, Lenny Kravitz, Kevin Spacey, Derek Trucks with the Wynton Marsalis Septet.   Keep reading »

  • Set lists for Wynton with JLCO summer tour 2007

    Posted on May 23rd, 2007 in Congo Square, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Tour | 11

    Following you’ll find the set lists for the Congo Square Tour (June 2007) and the Full Steam Ahead Tour (July 2007). The Full Steam Ahead Set List only applies to the Full Steam Ahead Tour, which is only being performed in the North Sea Jazz Festival (Rotterdam), Istanbul, and the U.K. The rest of the venues will have a different program, “The Music of Ornette Coleman”, (set list to be published). Also, please note that this set list is not set in stone and will probably change because it is listed as being a “possible repertoire list”. Please, check Wynton’…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton composes a mass for the Abyssinian Baptist Church

    Posted on May 21st, 2007 in Composition, Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra | 1

    On April 10, 11 & 12, 2008, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra will premiere a special mass composed by Wynton Marsalis to commemorate the 200th anniversary of The Abyssinian Baptist Church. Combining jazz and gospel traditions, this liturgy of the Abyssinian service is the first time collaboration for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Rev. Dr. Calvin O. Butts, III and the church choir. In remarks on Tuesday 15, to the 400 in attendance at the press conference, Wynton explained: “Our music is so rich, songs like ‘Go Down Moses,’ ‘There is a Balm in Gilead’…What was in these songs was the depths…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton plays with winners of Essentially Ellington 2007

    Posted on May 7th, 2007 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Photo | 0

    Yesterday night, three high school jazz bands took top honors in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 12th Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival. Each band was chosen by a panel of judges composed of distinguished jazz musicians and historians – chosen by a panel of judges composed of distinguished jazz musicians and historians: Wynton Marsalis, Jazz at Lincoln Center Artistic Director; Music Director, Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, David Baker; composer, conductor, and Ellington authority David Berger; and author, composer, and conductor Gunther Sshuller – from among the 15 finalist bands from the U.S. and Canada that came to…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton plays with finalists of Essentially Ellington Competition 2007

    Posted on May 4th, 2007 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra | 0

    Jazz at Lincoln Center’s nationwide Duke Ellington repertory competition concludes this weekend, as 15 high school jazz orchestras come out swinging. The bands will compete and participate in a festival of workshops, jam sessions and more, during the final Competition & Festival in New York City on May 4 – 6 at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center. The top placing bands perform with Wynton Marsalis, as a soloist on May 6 at Avery Fisher Hall followed by an all Ellington concert performed by the 15-piece Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra – all of whom serve as mentors for each of…   Keep reading »

  • The World Premieres of Ted Nash’s Portrait In Seven Shades

    Posted on February 8th, 2007 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra | 6

    The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will premiere saxophonist Ted Nash‘s musical composition Portrait in Seven Shades in a concert entitled Jazz and Art on February 22, 23, 24 at Rose Theater in Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City, depicting the influence of one art form on another. Jazz and Art will feature the world renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra performing Portrait in Seven Shades, inspired by works from the permanent collection at The Museum of Modern Art, as well as other music from the history of jazz inspired by great works of art including Duke…   Keep reading »

  • Video: Wynton explains when Jazz is Killin’

    Posted on January 11th, 2007 in Jazz at Lincoln Center, Video | 10

    On Jazz at Lincoln Center web site there’s a new video-clip about Wynton talking about the word “killin” in Jazz music. Download the video ad enjoy it (.m4v file – Quicktime 7 is needed to play the video).   Keep reading »

  • Wynton playing with Willie Nelson at JALC

    Posted on January 11th, 2007 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center | 3

    On January 12 and 13, Country outlaw Willie Nelson and Wynton Marsalis come together on two evenings in The Allen Room to demonstrate soulfully why the blues should be our national anthem. Preview tracks from the upcoming album Willie Nelson and Wynton Marsalis: Two Men with the Blues (to be released on July 8, 2008)   Keep reading »

  • Wynton invited to visit Antigua and Barbuda islands

    Posted on December 19th, 2006 in Jazz at Lincoln Center | 2

    Wynton has been invited to check out the many attractions of Antigua and Barbuda as the island’s tourism department joined him recently for his “Red Hot Holiday Stomp.” Antigua and Barbuda’s Ministry of Tourism in the US partnered with Wynton in hosting the concert, which attracted over 1,200 fans and jazz aficionados to the Frederick B. Rose Theatre. Antigua and Barbuda’s culinary master, Chef Murphy brought the house down with his delectable appetizers and Wynton stopped by the Antigua and Barbuda display to sample lobster bisque and “drunk and disorderly” fruit. Wynton says he has now been inspired…   Keep reading »