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  • 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 celebrates 15th Anniversary of In This House, On This Morning

    Posted on May 11th, 2007 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Septet | 8

    Fifteen years to the day that the Wynton Marsalis Septet debuted In This House, On This Morning at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, most of the musicians from the original recording will reunite to perform the gospel and jazz musical work on May 24, 25 & 26, 2007 at 8 pm in Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall. Wynton Marsalis, Wycliffe Gordon, Wess “Warmdaddy” Anderson, Todd Williams, Reginald Veal, Herlin Riley, who performed on the original CD, and Richard Johnson and guest vocalist will celebrate the anniversary of this milestone work to close out Jazz at Lincoln Center’…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton hosts the Family Jazz Concert

    Posted on May 10th, 2007 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz for young people | 0

    Wynton is going to host the final Jazz for Young People Concert of the season entitled, “How Do We Create Jazz Moods?” The performances will take place on Saturday, May 19th at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center at 12pm and 2pm in Rose Theater. Wynton and friends show families (recommended for children ages 6 and older) how jazz music’s changing tones, colors, rhythms and tempos can take us from being “Kind of Blue” to “Struttin’ with Some Barbeque!” Like our emotions, jazz music is invisible and ever-changing. In the beat of a heart, jazz can…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton performs at JALC Spring Gala 2007

    Posted on May 9th, 2007 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Septet | 5

    On Monday, May 14, 2007, Jazz at Lincoln Center will present its 6th Annual Spring Gala, themed Spring Swing! The evening will include a a 7:30pm benefit concert in Rose Theater at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center. The concert will be followed by a gala dinner dance at 9pm. The Spring Gala will feature some of the greatest talents in music today, performing in collaboration with the Wynton Marsalis Septet, including Jimmy Buffett, Lenny Kravitz and Derek Trucks. Kermit Ruffins and the Barbecue Swingers will perform at the post concert dinner dance. The proceeds of the evening…   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 »

  • Wynton and JLCO celebrate The Legends of Blue Note

    Posted on April 8th, 2007 in Blue Note, Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra | 2

    Wynton and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO) will debut big band arrangements of tunes by some of Blue Note Records’ seminal albums from 1939 to the late ’60s in a concert event entitled “The Legends of Blue Note” on April 26, 27 & 28 at 8pm in Rose Theater at Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City. The Legends of Blue Note will feature the critically acclaimed big band performing music from Lee Morgan’s Cornbread, Horace Silver’s Songs For My Father, Herbie Hancock’s Maiden Voyage and many more recordings from the renowned record label. Ticket information and other…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton playing with Dr. John at JALC

    Posted on April 6th, 2007 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Quintet | 0

    On April 10, the Wynton Marsalis Quintet will play at Frederick P. Rose Hall with Dr. John and The Lower 911 for the “Now that’s HIP Concert” sponsored by HIP Health Plan of New York. In conjunction with the concert, HIP Health Plan will donate $100,000 to Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Higher Ground Hurricane Relief Fund administered by the Baton Rouge Area Foundation, established in 2005 in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. “This very generous gift from HIP continues to keep the spotlight on New Orleans. The enormity of the disaster is overwhelming, but this timely and much needed contribution will hopefully…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton speaks about Congo Square on JALC Radio

    Posted on April 5th, 2007 in Congo Square, Interview, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Photo, Radio | 2

    On Jazz at Lincoln Center Radio, the currently featured show is Congo Square. You can listen to the complete show (Real Player required) or listen to some interesting interview about the composition. In the first interview, Amina Addy describes the difficulty of the collaboration. Then Wynton talks about the technical challenges associated with the piece, and describes the structure of the piece. Last, Carlos Henriquez helps jazz musicians understand the African bell pattern You can follow the show using the text script and watch to a Congo Square photo gallery by Frank Stewart.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton on tour with JLCO next weeks

    Posted on March 4th, 2007 in Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Tour | 1

    The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO) with Wynton Marsalis will embark on the “Songs We Love Tour, “ taking the concert throughout the United States beginning on March 13 in Washington, D.C. at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall before the band returns home to conclude the tour on March 29, 30 & 31 in New York City at Frederick P. Rose Hall. “The Songs We Love Tour” will feature this critically acclaimed big band exploring the greatest arrangements of some of America’s most beloved songs including “All The Things You Are, “ “All of Me” “April in Paris, “ “Over the Rainbow, “ “‘Take the ‘…   Keep reading »