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  • Wynton Marsalis and Paco de Lucia in Vitoria-Gasteiz

    Posted on July 12th, 2006 in Review, Tour, Tribute | 5

    El Festival Internacional de Jazz de Vitoria ofreció ayer una imagen única y, probablemente, irrepetible: Paco de Lucía, a la guitarra, y Wynton Marsalis, a la trompeta, sobre el mismo escenario compartiendo y fusionando su arte ante un pabellón repleto de público. La escena se hizo esperar, pero no defraudó. Antes, Paco de Lucía subió al escenario y, en solitario, con la guitarra y sillas vacías a su alrededor, se reencontró con el público de Vitoria, el mismo con el que hace dos años compartió su recién otorgado Príncipe de Asturias de las Artes.   Keep reading »

  • Marsalis’s ‘Congo Square,’ With the Lincoln Center Orchestra

    Posted on May 6th, 2006 in Review | 5

    Wynton Marsalis has composed a number of extended works during his tenure as artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, usually with the stated ambition of capturing some aspect of the African-American experience. On Thursday night at the Rose Theater, he conducted his latest such effort, “Congo Square,” featuring the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and Odadaa!, a nine-piece Ghanaian percussion and vocal troupe.   Keep reading »

  • NY1.com on recently premiered Congo Square

    Posted on May 5th, 2006 in Concerts, Congo Square, Interview, Review, Video | 2

    NY1.com has just published a new article and a video interview to Wynton, about his latest work: Congo Square. (Real Player required) Congo Square will be performed tonight and tomorrow at Jazz at Lincoln Center.   Keep reading »

  • The Washington Post on Wynton’s “Congo Square”

    Posted on May 4th, 2006 in Review | 3

    The Washington Post has just published an article about Congo Square. The last work from Wynton and Yacub Addy will be performed May 4, 5 and 6 at Rose Theater   Keep reading »

  • Congo Square Rising Up

    Posted on May 3rd, 2006 in Review | 0

    Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center bring comfort and jazz to the city of New Orleans. It’s been about nine months since Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast on August 29, 2005. Today, the area is slowly being rebuilt. Jazz at Lincoln Center Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis has led efforts to heal his native city but his journey there this past month was planned well before the unforeseen disaster. Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra (LCJO) performed a series of free events for people of all ages, including concerts, master classes, clinics, and workshops during a weeklong residency, April 17-23. The events were co-sponsored by the state of Louisiana and the French Quarter Festival in New Orleans.   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 »

  • “Marsalis on Music” reviewed on All About Jazz

    Posted on April 14th, 2006 in Books, CD, Review | 0

    Marsalis on Music: The Book & CD Companion to the Public Television Series (from 1995), has just been reviewed on the AllAboutJazz.com   Keep reading »

  • Jazz ABZ at Hamilton Community Theatre

    Posted on March 29th, 2006 in Books, Review | 7

    The new Hamilton Community Theatre will present Jazz ABZ, a musical revue based on the book by Wynton Marsalis, April 2 and 9. The production is directed by Randy Forester. Musical direction is provided by Robert Crabtree who performs jazz keyboard and conducts the band.   Keep reading »

  • Central Avenue Breakdown reviewed by the New York Times

    Posted on February 27th, 2006 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, New York Times, Review | 4

    “Central Avenue Breakdown”, Wynton and LCJO last concert at Rose Theater, has been reviewed by the New York Times and by All Abuot Jazz.com   Keep reading »

  • Pittsburgh Festival reviewed by the New York Times

    Posted on February 18th, 2006 in Concerts, New York Times, Review | 5

    The recent concert: “Pittsburgh: From the Heart of Steeltown” – that took place on Thursday and Friday, featuring Wynton and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra in the Rose Theater, has just been reviewed by the New York Times (free subscription needed)   Keep reading »