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  • Wynton plays with Dave Douglas at Rose Theater

    Posted on March 2nd, 2005 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center | 0

    On March 9, 2005 at 8pm in Rose Theater, two trumpet virtuosos and one of today’s most distinct jazz vocalists will headline the All That Jazz: Now That’s HIP! concert sponsored by HIP Health Plan of New York. This special evening of jazz will feature the Wynton Marsalis Septet and Dave Douglas Quintet as each take the stage of Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s new home, Frederick P. Rose Hall. Leading lady of jazz Dianne Reeves will lend her vocal stylings as she joins the Wynton Marsalis Quintet as a special guest. Tickets for this concert are…   Keep reading »

  • LCJO with Wynton Marsalis returns Full-Steam Ahead to Rose Theater

    Posted on February 24th, 2005 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra | 0

    On February 24, 25 and 26, for a special series of jazz performances entitled Full-Steam Ahead, the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis (LCJO) revisits a time when the sounds of locomotives inspired jazz. The world-renowned orchestra brings the sharp-edged syncopations and hard-chugging rhythms inspired by America’s steam-driven locomotives to its new home, Frederick P. Rose Hall. Featuring former LCJO members Wycliffe Gordon (trombone) and Rodney Whitaker (bass), the LCJO explores how the locomotive onomatopoeia was reflected in the developing rhythms of jazz in the first half of the 20th century. Tickets are $10, $40, $75, $100, $115 and $150 and are available at the new Jazz…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis performs for the International Olympic Committee

    Posted on February 21st, 2005 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra | 0

    Any thought that the leaders of New York’s bid for the 2012 Olympics would try to charm the International Olympic Committee’s evaluation commission with understatement exploded last night, on Wednesday 23, along with the fireworks arcing over Columbus Circle. NYC2012 mustered every bit of glamour it could manage, entertaining the 13 members of the commission with aperitifs, A-list celebrities and a performance by Wynton Marsalis at the JALC’s Allen Room, then dropped a curtain to reveal the entrance to Central Park, where fireworks lit the clear, cold night. Afterward, the commissioners were whisked to Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s house…   Keep reading »

  • Suite for Human Nature to be performed in New York City

    Posted on December 11th, 2004 in Composition, Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra | 0

    On December 16, 17, 18 at 8:00pm Suite for Human Nature will make its New York debut and kick off the Jazz at Lincoln Center holiday season at the organization’s new home, Frederick P. Rose Hall. A special matinee performance will be held on December 19 at 3:00pm. Tickets for the New York City holiday event are $10, $40, $75, $100, $115 and $150 and are available at the new Jazz at Lincoln Center box office on Broadway at 60th St., by calling CenterCharge at (212) 721-6500 or via jalc.org Suite for Human Nature is a collaboration of Wyntons’s music and Diane Charlotte Lampert’s lyrics and original…   Keep reading »

  • Palmetto Records is new label for LCJO with Wynton Marsalis

    Posted on December 10th, 2004 in Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra | 0

    On January 11, 2005, Palmetto Records will release A Love Supreme, the label debut of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s renowned big band The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton (LCJO). The LCJO will tour the United States, commencing on December 10th in Lincoln Theater in Washington, D.C. and culminating with shows at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s new home, Frederick P. Rose Hall, in New York City on May 21, 2005 (dates attached). Under Music Director Wynton Marsalis, the LCJO performs a vast repertoire, from rare historic compositions to works commissioned by Jazz at Lincoln Center, including compositions and arrangements by Duke…   Keep reading »

  • Photo and video from the JALC Grand Opening Inaugural Gala

    Posted on November 3rd, 2004 in Concerts, iTunes, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Photo, Podcast, Special report, Video | 0

    On October 20 at 8pm, the Frederick P. Rose Theater played host to the inaugural gala, with celebrities such as former Vice President Al Gore and actor Robert Redford in the house, and a buffet of artists on stage. Wynton was alternately emotive and brazen on “Just a Closer Walk with Thee.” Saxophonists Joe Lovano and Branford Marsalis swung abstractedly through “Tenor Madness.” Patti Austin mimicked Ella Fitzgerald on “How High the Moon,” and Liza Minnelli broke it up with a rousing “New York, New York.” (Click the link below to open the Quicktime video directly or right-click to save the…   Keep reading »

  • Photo and video from the Grand Opening Concert

    Posted on October 30th, 2004 in iTunes, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Photo, Podcast, Special report, Video | 2

    On October 18 at 8 pm, the Grand Opening Concert was held in the 1,200-seat Rose Theater. It featured the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, led by Wynton, and an array of special guests. Other shows taking place simultaneously featured the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, with Arturo O’Farrill, in the 550-seat Allen Room, and the Bill Charlap Trio in the 140-seat Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola. Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who proudly proclaimed that he had “taken the A train” to the hall, welcomed the audience.   Keep reading »

  • Photo and video from the Grand Opening press conference

    Posted on October 29th, 2004 in iTunes, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Photo, Podcast, Special report, Video | 0

    On October 18, at 11 am, New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, accompanied by Department of Cultural Affairs Commissioner Kate Levin, joined Wynton Marsalis and all the JALC staff in the new Allen Room for an official dedication ceremony, which included a fanfare entitled “The Gift”, composed by “Slide” Hampton. Mayor Michael Bloomberg presented Wynton with a “Jazz at Lincoln Center Month” proclamation in honor of the grand opening of the organization’s new home, Frederick P. Rose Hall. (Click the link below to open the Quicktime video directly or right-click to save the video on your hard disk) The parade…   Keep reading »

  • Photo from the reharsal of JALC Grand Opening Concert

    Posted on October 28th, 2004 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Photo, Special report | 0

    On Sunday afternoon, October 17 2004 we attended the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra rehearsal for the Frederick P.Rose Hall Grand Opening Concert. Here you have some photos of our special presence there. (thanks Isobel !) The new JALC building entrance on Columbus Circle The Frederick P.Rose Theater The LCJO rehearsing for the October 18 Concert The saxophone section of the LCJO (from the left: Joe Temperley, Ealter Balding Jr. and Wes Warmdaddy Anderson) The rhythm, trumpet and trombone section of the LCJO Wynton checkin’ if all is going well   Keep reading »

  • Listen to Wynton on Jazz at Lincoln Center Radio

    Posted on September 21st, 2004 in Jazz at Lincoln Center, Radio | 0

    Mr. Jelly Lord: The Music of Jelly Roll Morton A rocking celebration of the man who claimed to have invented jazz—and perhaps even did. Wycliffe Gordon and Marcus Roberts join New Orleans natives Nicholas Payton, Wynton Marsalis and Dr. Michael White on “Mr. Jelly Lord,” “Fingerbuster,” “Wild Man Blues,” “Jungle Blues” and “Black Bottom Stomp.”. Listen to it (requires Real Player) Monk’s Mood Thelonious Sphere Monk remains one of the 20th century’s most idiosyncratic musical innovators. Muhal Richard Abrams, Kenny Drew, Jr., Craig Handy, Abbey Lincoln, Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra array to tackle…   Keep reading »