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  • World Premiere of Wynton Marsalis’s newly revised, complete Blues Symphony

    Posted on January 29th, 2015 in Concerts | 0

    Washington Performing Arts presents World Premiere of Wynton Marsalis’s newly revised, complete Blues Symphony for 100-piece symphony orchestra at The Music Center at Strathmore on February 4th at 8pm With Special appearance of The Wynton Marsalis Quintet in solo set Performance is the culmination of a robust semester-long residency with the Shenandoah Conservatory Symphony Orchestra as part of Washington Performing Arts’ The Art of the Orchestra Series   Keep reading »

  • Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra tours Mexico, Puerto Rico, South America and U.S. Virgin Islands

    Posted on January 28th, 2015 in Concerts | 0

    Jazz at Lincoln Center’s current season concerts and events celebrate the influence that the rich musical traditions of the Caribbean, North, South, and Central America have had on jazz throughout its history. The organization announces that the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will launch the 2015 Jazz Across The Americas Tour with concerts at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater on February 27 and 28. This landmark tour will bring the Jazz Times and DownBeat Readers Poll winning big band to Mexico City, St. Thomas, San Juan, and South American cities Buenos Aires, Caracas, Lima, Montevideo, Recife, Rio de Janeiro, Santiago, and São Paolo throughout March 2015.   Keep reading »

  • Drummer Yacub Addy dies

    Posted on January 22nd, 2015 in News | 1

    Ghanaian drummer Yacub Addy, a master of African music who founded Odadaa!, worked with jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis and became a National Heritage Fellow in 2010, died of a heart attack on Dec. 18 at the age of 83. He lived in Latham.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis: My jazzy New York

    Posted on January 3rd, 2015 in Profiles & Interviews | 1

    He may have been born in the Big Easy, but once Wynton Marsalis hit the Big Apple, there was no going back. Now 53, the nine-time Grammy-winning trumpeter, composer and artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center still marvels at his first sight of Manhattan, when he was 17 and auditioning for Juilliard.   Keep reading »

  • JLCO with Wynton Marsalis celebrate Duke, Dizzy, Trane & Mingus: Jazz Titans

    Posted on December 16th, 2014 in Concerts | 2

    New York, NY – December 16, 2014 – The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis perform the music of four pioneering giants of jazz – Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane, and Charles Mingus – in Duke, Dizzy, ‘Trane & Mingus:  Jazz Titans at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater on January 29, 30 and 31 at 8pm.  Jazz at Lincoln Center is located at Broadway at 60th Street in New York, New York.   Keep reading »

  • New Year’s Eve 2014 at Jazz at Lincoln Center

    Posted on December 15th, 2014 in Concerts | 4

    Wynton Marsalis Quintet with special guests Jared Grimes and Kate Davis in a one-night only performance at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, December 31, Sets at 7 and 11pm   Keep reading »

  • Birth of the American Orchestra

    Posted on December 14th, 2014 in Concerts | 1

    On January 9 and 10, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis explores its big band roots. Partly inspired by Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Managing & Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis’ Harvard University lecture, “Setting the Communal Table: The Evolution of the Jazz Orchestra”, delivered on September 26, 2013, the Birth of the American Orchestra concerts will explore the development of the American orchestra through the syncopated dance beats of New Orleans, innovative ensemble virtuosity, and the monumentality of swing and the blues.   Keep reading »

  • Jazzing Up the Holidays at Dallas Symphony

    Posted on December 14th, 2014 in Review | 0

    The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis is so far from the usual big-band cliché that it’s mind-blowing. A dozen of the finest jazz horn players in the nation performed with graceful vigor, enabled by an acoustic rhythm section of piano, bass and drums that imparted support and swing. At Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center on Thursday night as part of Dallas Symphony Orchestra Christmas Pops!, they enlivened tunes from the mid-1500s to modern, with exceedingly imaginative arrangements mostly generated by band members.   Keep reading »

  • Singer is a hit at Marsalis’ swingin’ Christmas show

    Posted on December 13th, 2014 in Review | 2

    Decked out in a white dress and blazing red high-heels, Salvant, who is only 25, walked out on the stage before a full house at FAMU’s Lee Hall Auditorium on Saturday night and let everyone know that she may be the best jazz vocalist of her generation.   Keep reading »

  • Marsalis, Lincoln Center orchestra make season bright at Marcus Center

    Posted on December 2nd, 2014 in Review | 0

    You know it’s a good gig when you can’t tell if the band or the audience is having more fun. Wynton Marsalis, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant and an Uihlein Hall audience shared a great time Monday with the band’s “Big Band Holidays” at the Marcus Center. The music, most of which was arranged by members of the band, was miles and miles from the trite pop arrangements cluttering the air this time of year. These were meaty, interesting takes on great tunes, each leaving plenty of room for band members to take solos.   Keep reading »