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  • Wynton will play for Oscar Peterson at Carnegie Hall

    Posted on June 6th, 2007 in Concerts, Tribute | 6

    Wynton will be one of the great jazz musicians at “The Master of Swing” Tribute to Oscar Peterson, this June 8th at Carnegie Hall, New York City. This all-star program will pay homage to the man and his music. Oscar Peterson is thrilled about this historic event and wants to thank everyone involved for their participation in his honor. Mrs. Oscar Peterson and Celine Peterson, their daughter, will be present in his place as he is not strong enough at this time to make the trip. The tribute will be even more meaningful as it is long overdue and will…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton played at Ahmet Ertegun memorial tribute

    Posted on April 22nd, 2007 in Tribute | 1

    On Tuesday 17 April 2007, a memorial tribute was held in New York City for Ahmet Ertegun. The founder of Atlantic Records and co-founder of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame died on 14 December 2006 at age 83 from injuries suffered in a fall at a Rolling Stones’ concert at New York City’s Beacon Theater in October. A large part of the evening was given over to musical performances. Wynton opened the tribute with the standard, “Didn’t He Ramble”. Eric Clapton was part of a band that included Dr. John. They performed Stick Mc Gee’s “Drinkin’ Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee” (Atlantic’s…   Keep reading »

  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Radio remembers Ed Bradley

    Posted on December 20th, 2006 in News, Tribute | 0

    The nationally syndicated Jazz at Lincoln Center Radio will offer a one-hour tribute program in remembrance of its longtime host, the late Ed Bradley. For radio stations, “Jazz at Lincoln Center, Remembering Ed Bradley” will be available on the Content Depot after December 26th and will uplink on Thursday, December 28th at 5:00pm ET. The program will be heard by listeners of more than 240 stations across the country between December 28th and January 11th.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and JALC celebrate George Gershwin

    Posted on November 7th, 2006 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Tribute | 0

    On November 13, 2006 at 7pm, Jazz at Lincoln Center will celebrate the music of the great American composer George Gershwin at the organization’s fall gala entitled Manhattan Rhapsody: A Celebration of George Gershwin. Hosted by CBS News Correspondent and Jazz at Lincoln Center Board member Ed Bradley, the concert will feature the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, the American Composers Orchestra, Patti Austin, Kitty Carlisle Hart, Michael Feinstein, Angela Lansbury, Marcus Roberts, Brian Stokes Mitchell and other special guests. The concert will be followed by a festive dinner held throughout the Frederick P. Rose Hall.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis and JLCO play Coltrane

    Posted on September 13th, 2006 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Tribute | 0

    Jazz at Lincoln Center celebrates John Coltrane’s 80th Birthday with performance and education events September 14, 15, 16 & 20, throughout Frederick P. Rose Hall Ecstatic and somber, secular and sacred, John Coltrane’s musical sermons transform Rose Theater into a place of healing and celebration with orchestrations of his small group masterpieces “My Favorite Things,” “Giant Steps,” “Naima” and more. The LCJO with Wynton marks the 80th year since the birth of one of the most admired, influential and adventurous artists in the history of jazz. More info about tickets on JALC web site   Keep reading »

  • Wynton about the three-day Katrina observance

    Posted on July 22nd, 2006 in News, Tribute | 2

    New Orleans will observe the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina as only America’s most musical city can, with a jazz funeral. Wynton Marsalis and Mayor Ray Nagin announced Friday afternoon the three-day observance, set for Aug. 27-29, promising details later. Wynton and the city’s musicians will lead the procession from the Convention Center to the Superdome in the tradition of a jazz funeral. The grand marshal will be Lt. Gen. Russell Honore, who arrived the Thursday after the Aug. 29 storm to lead the federal troops who followed.   Keep reading »

  • 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 »

  • Wynton playing with Gerald Wilson and Plas Johnson next week

    Posted on February 17th, 2006 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Tribute | 4

    Jazz at Lincoln Center continues to celebrate the jazz cities of America with a special concert series entitled Los Angeles: Central Avenue Breakdown featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis on February 23-25 at 8pm at Frederick P. Rose Hall on Broadway at 60th St. in New York City. Gerald Wilson, who arranged music for Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie and Count Basie, leads the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra in this celebration, joined by fellow Los Angeles natives Plas Johnson, the sultry tenor sax voice of Mancini’s “Pink Panther” theme. Tickets are $30, $50, $75, $100, $130 and available at the Jazz…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton celebrates the Jazz Tradition and Culture of “Steeltown”

    Posted on February 9th, 2006 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Tribute | 0

    Jazz at Lincoln Center continues to celebrate the tributary cities of jazz with the From The Heart of Steeltown: Pittsburgh Festival on February 16, 17 & 18 at Frederick P. Rose Hall at Broadway at 60th St. in New York City. This festival focuses on Pittsburgh’s long history in jazz and the many famous names that have come from Steeltown including Billy Strayhorn, songwriter Billy Eckstine, Mary Lou Williams and percussionist Art Blakey, with whom Wynton spent his early days. In Rose Theater at 8pm, the JLCO with Wynton Marsalis welcomes special guest artists Jeff “Tain” Watts and Steve Nelson to perform…   Keep reading »

  • Higher Ground CD reviewed by Washington Post

    Posted on December 7th, 2005 in CD, New Orleans, Review, Tribute | 2

    The Washington Post has published an article about the album recorded live at JALC: Higher Ground: Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert.   Keep reading »