Jazz at Lincoln Center announces 2008-09 programming

Posted on March 5th, 2008 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center | Tags: concerts, jazz at lincoln center

Yesterday, March 4, 2008, Wynton with Executive Director Adrian Ellis and Chairman of the Board Lisa Schiff announced the 2008-09 JALC season, featuring over 3,000 events including concerts, education events, broadcasts, worldwide touring (see attached chronology) and new partnership with MasterCard Worldwide. The 2008-09 season marks the organization’s 22nd season of programming and the fifth season in its home, Frederick P. Rose Hall. During the Press Conference, the Wynton Marsalis Quintet also played the song entitled: Razor Rim (one of the tracks of the new album “He and She” to be out soon…).

Wynton announcing the new 2008-09 season at Jalc
Wynton announcing the new 2008-09 season at JALC

Wynton playing during the Press Conference for the new JALC season
Wynton playing “Razor Rim” during the Press Conference for the new JALC season

Wynton playing during the Press Conference for the new JALC season

Video-cip from the press conference

JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER 2008-09 SEASON (download the program in PDF)

JUNE 2008

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis on tour in Canada:

June 20Ottawa Jazz Festival, Ottawa, Canada
June 22Centennial Concert Hall, Winnipeg, Canada
June 24Jack Singer Hall, Calgary, Canada
June 25Windspear Centre, Edmonton, Canada
June 27Orpheum Theater, Vancouver, Canada
June 28Royal Theatre, Victoria, Canada

JULY AND AUGUST 2008

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis on tour: West Coast U.S.

Band Director Academy
July 12-14, 2008, Jazz at Lincoln Center; New York, New York
July 17-19, 2008, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville; St. Louis, Illinois

Cedar Walton & Friends
July 30-August 10, 2008, 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m., Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola

Middle School Jazz Academy Alumni Summer Session
August 1-2, 2008, Irene Diamond Education Center

Music of Antonio Jobim & Stan Getz featuring Maucha Adnet, Harry Allen, Joe Locke, Trio Da Paz
August 12-24, 2008, 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. with an additional 11:30 p.m. set on Friday and Saturday, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola

Roy Haynes & Fountain of Youth Quartet
August 26-31, 2008, 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola

SEPTEMBER 2008

4th Annual Diet Coke Women in Jazz Festival
Includes Music of Billie Holiday featuring Dena DeRose; Nnenna Freelon; Gloria Lynne; Brazilian Journey featuring Eliane Elias; Akiko Tsuruga and more

September 1-October 5, 2008, 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. with an additional 11:30 p.m. set on Friday and Saturday, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola

Swing University: “Drums and The Rhythm Section” taught by Lewis Nash
September 15, 22; October 6, 20, 2008, 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.,
Irene Diamond Education Center

Swing University: “John Coltrane” taught by Phil Schaap
September 16, 23; October 7, 14, 21, 28; November 4, 11, 2008, 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m., Irene Diamond Education Center

Swing University: “The Swing Era” taught by Carline Ray
September 16, 23; October 7, 14, 21, 28; November 4, 11, 2008, 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m., Irene Diamond Education Center

OPENING NIGHT: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and Ahmad Jamal Trio
September 18-20, 2008, 8 p.m., Rose Theater
The world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and master of jazz piano, Ahmad Jamal, open the 2008-09 season. In the first half of the concert, the Ahmad Jamal Trio performs the pianist’s masterworks. In the second half, the trio joins the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis to explore Jamal’s music arranged for big band.

Jazz Battle
September 20, 2008, 12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m., free admission, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola
Each month, an array of musicians appear at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola to take part in jazz battles to prove who’s got the best chops. Lighthearted and fun, the battles are free and open to the public.

WeBop!
Fall Term: September 23-November 16

Swing University: “Jazz 101” taught by Phil Schaap
September 24; October 1, 15, 22, 29; November 5, 12, 19, 2008, 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m., Irene Diamond Education Center

Swing University: “Jazz Piano Icons: Past, Present And Future” taught by Dick Katz
September 24; October 1, 15, 22, 29; November 5, 12, 19, 2008, 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m., Irene Diamond Education Center

Lionel Loueke and Richard Bona
September 26 & 27, 2008 7:30 p.m. and 930 p.m.
West African guitarist Lionel Loueke and Cameroonian bassist Richard Bona celebrate their heritage in New York’s jazz scene.

OCTOBER 2008

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis on tour: Midwest and Northwestern U.S.

Jazz Battle
October 4, 2008, 12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m., free admission, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola
Each month, an array of musicians appear at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola to take part in jazz battles to prove who’s got the best chops. Lighthearted and fun, the battles are free and open to the public.

Dianne Reeves Ensemble
October 9 & 11, 2008, 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m., The Allen Room
GRAMMY® award winning chanteuse Dianne Reeves, accompanied by her ensemble, delivers her trademark powerful yet mellow vocal performance in The Allen Room.

Joey DeFrancesco with special guests Ron Blake, David “Fathead” Newman and John Nugent
October 17 & 18, 2008, 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m., The Allen Room
Joey DeFrancesco and his trio, joined by tenor saxophonists Ron Blake, David “Fathead” Newman and John Nugent, showcase their virtuosity and soulfulness.

Big Band Bash
Featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra led by John Clayton and Jeff Hamilton

October 23-25, 2008, 8 p.m., Rose Theater
For the first time, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra meet on one stage to honor the legacy of the big band. Each band demonstrates the styles that distinguish their differences and reveal the similarities of the East and West Coast sounds.

Swing University: “Charlie Christian” taught by Vincent Pelote
October 27; November 3, 17; December 1, 2008, 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.,
Irene Diamond Education Center

Jazz Talk: Why Aren’t There More Women in Jazz?
October 30, 2008, 7-8:30 p.m., Large Rehearsal Room in Irene Diamond Education Center
While other fields such as classical music are now wide open to women, the jazz field remains male-dominated, if less so than in the past. This Jazz Talk features women musicians and writers discussing where things stand and if the situation is changing.

NOVEMBER 2008

Jazz Battle
November 1, 2008, 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., free admission, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola
Each month, an array of musicians appear at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola to take part in jazz battles to prove who’s got the best chops. Lighthearted and fun, the battles are free and open to the public.

Nursery Song Swing
Featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

November 6-8, 2008, 8 p.m., Rose Theater
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra transforms traditional children’s songs and nursery rhymes with a big band twist. This special concert features new arrangements by members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.

Jazz for Young People®: Who is Thelonious Monk?
Featuring Wynton Marsalis with Friends

November 14, 2008; 10:15 a.m. & 12:30 p.m., Rose Theater (for student groups)
November 15, 2008; 1 p.m. & 3 p.m., Rose Theater (for family audiences)
“A genius is one who is most like himself,” said Monk. And nobody was more himself than Thelonious! Music by the “High Priest of Bebop” shows children and families the amazing things that can happen when you follow your own heart. Host Wynton Marsalis and friends open the Monk Festival weekend by playfully exploring his unique musical universe.

Music of Monk
Featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis with special guest Marcus Roberts

November 20-22, 2008, 8 p.m., Rose Theater
Commemorating Thelonious Monk’s famed Town Hall concert nearly 50 years ago, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis recasts the seminal pianist’s music. Pianist Marcus Roberts is special guest of this performance, part of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Thelonious Monk Festival.

Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Luncheon
November 20, 2008, Frederick P. Rose Hall
Private ceremony.

Danilo Pérez Plays Monk
November 21 & 22, 2008, 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m., The Allen Room
Danilo Pérez’s album Panamonk is a critically acclaimed interpretation of Thelonious Monk’s music in Pérez’s distinctive jazz style. Pérez, GRAMMY® award-nominated pianist and composer, brings his work to The Allen Room, drawing on the music of the Americas and jazz.

DECEMBER 2008

Jazz Talk: An Evening With Roy Haynes
December 4, 2008, 7-8:30 p.m., Large Rehearsal Room,
Irene Diamond Education Center
Born in 1925, Roy Haynes shows no sign of slowing down. The master drummer who has worked with Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Sarah Vaughan, discusses his life and career with Dr. Lewis Porter.

Paquito D’Rivera and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
December 5 & 6, 2008, 8 p.m., Rose Theater
Recipient of the GRAMMY® award for Best Latin Jazz Album in 2008, reedman Paquito D’Rivera leads the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra in Cuban big band repertoire.

Jazz Battle
December 6, 2008, 12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m., free admission, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola
Each month, an array of musicians appear at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola to take part in jazz battles to prove who’s got the best chops. Lighthearted and fun, the battles are free and open to the public.

Red Hot Holiday Stomp featuring Wycliffe Gordon and friends
December 11, 12 & 13, 2008, 8p.m. & 2p.m. on December 13, Rose Theater
Jazz at Lincoln Center ushers in the holidays with four special concerts that bring Big Easy-style holiday cheer to the Big Apple. Trombonist Wycliffe Gordon and friends highlight classic holiday tunes seasoned with a bit of Crescent City flavor and the joyous music of Jelly Roll Morton and others.

Kim Burrell
December 11 & 13, 2008, 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m., The Allen Room
Accompanied by her ensemble, Kim Burrell, one of the most influential voices in gospel, returns to Jazz at Lincoln Center to imbue The Allen Room for a sublime holiday celebration.

Happy Holiday Jazz with Cyrus Chestnut & Friends
December 16-21, 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. with an additional 11:30 p.m. set on Friday and Saturday, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: Special Collaboration Celebrating Ailey’s 50th Anniversary
December
New York City Center, New York, New York

Barbara Carroll with special guests
December 23-28, 2008, 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. with an additional 11:30 p.m. set on Friday and Saturday, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola

JANUARY 2009

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis on tour: Southern U.S.

WeBop!
Winter Term: January 6- March 1

Roy Hargrove and Cedar Walton
January 9 & 10, 2009, 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.
Two of the world’s leading hard bop virtuosos, trumpeter Roy Hargrove and pianist Cedar Walton, make their Allen Room debut.

Swing University: “Bix Beiderbecke” taught by Randy Sandke
January 12, 26; February 2, 9, 2009, 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.,
Irene Diamond Education Center

Swing University: “Jazz 101” taught by Phil Schaap
January 20, 27; February 3, 10, 17, 24; March 3, 10, 2009, 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.,
Irene Diamond Education Center

Swing University: “Jazz 201” taught by Phil Schaap
January 21, 28; February 4, 11, 18, 25; March 4, 11, 2009, 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.,
Irene Diamond Education Center

Middle School Jazz Academy First Semester Showcase Concert
Saturday, January 24, 2009, 1 p.m. & 3 p.m., Irene Diamond Education Center

Songs of Protest and Unity
January 22, 23 & 24, 2009, 8 p.m., Rose Theater
Distinguished guest artists perform works written by Billie Holiday, Charles Mingus, Max Roach, Sonny Rollins and Nina Simone.

Drum Summit with Lewis Nash and Kenny Washington and special guests
January 29-Feb 3, 2009, 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. with an additional 11:30 p.m. set on Friday and Saturday, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola.

Jazz Talk: Jews, Blacks & Jazz
January 29, 2009, 7-8:30 p.m., Large Rehearsal Room
Many commentators, both black and white, have noted a “special relationship” between blacks and Jews. This is nowhere more evident than in jazz. In Jazz at Lincoln Center’s third annual exploration of jazz and race, Dr. Lewis Porter, discusses this topic with a panel of musicians and writers.

FEBRUARY 2009

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis on tour Midwest U.S. and East Coast.

Eddie Palmieri and his La Perfecta II
February 6 & 7, 2009, 8p.m., Rose Theater
Celebrating over five decades as a salsa and Latin jazz orchestra bandleader, pianist Eddie Palmieri performs with his La Perfecta II. Together, they re-define the historic arrangements of Palmieri’s most notable compositions.

Jazz Battle
February 7, 2009, 12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m., free admission, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola
Each month, an array of musicians appear at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola to take part in jazz battles to prove who’s got the best chops. Lighthearted and fun, the battles are free and open to the public.

Miles and Coltrane
Featuring The Mulgrew Miller Trio, Take 6, Jimmy Cobb and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra saxophone section

February 12-14, 2009, 8p.m., Rose Theater
Jazz at Lincoln Center commemorates Miles Davis’ Kind Of Blue and John Coltrane’s Giant Steps: two monumental jazz albums released 50 years ago. Take Six performs selections from Kind of Blue and saxophonists from the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra re-imagine the music of Giant Steps. Jimmy Cobb, veteran drummer on both original recordings, joins Mulgrew Miller for both sets.

Valentine Nights: Bill Charlap with Freddy Cole and Houston Person
February 13 & 14, 2009, 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m., The Allen Room
Regarded as one of the premiere interpreters of the American Songbook, pianist Bill Charlap is joined by vocalist Freddy Cole and saxophonist Houston Person. Together, the group captivates the essence of romance during these special Valentine’s concerts.

Swing University: “Ornette Coleman” taught by Ben Young
February 17, 24; March 3, 10, 2009, 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m., Irene Diamond Education Center

Blue Note Records at 70 Years
Featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and special guests Joe Lovano and Dianne Reeves

February 19, 20 & 21, 2009, 8p.m., Rose Theater
Celebrating 70 years of seminal recordings on the Blue Note record label, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, accompanied by saxophonist Joe Lovano and vocalist Dianne Reeves, honor some of the musicians and tunes which made an indelible mark on the history of music.

MARCH 2009

Jazz for Young People®: What Is Hot Jazz?
Featuring special guest Wycliffe Gordon

March 7, 2009, 1 p.m. & 3 p.m., Rose Theater
We’re not talking about fiery tempers or scorching red peppers or even the soothing warmth of mom’s chicken soup. We’re talking about the many ways jazz musicians set a song ablaze! Join us for a heated exchange as host Wycliffe Gordon and friends put some Tabasco on their swing.

SFJAZZ Collective: Original Compositions and Works by Horace Silver
March 6 & 7, 2009, 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m., The Allen Room
SFJAZZ Collective, comprising a line up of all-star jazz musicians: comprised of Joe Lovano, Dave Douglas, Stefon Harris, Miguel Zenon, Robin Eubanks, Renee Rosnes, Matt Penman and Eric Harland, make a long awaited return to Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Allen Room.

Jazz Battle
March 7, 2009, 12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m., free admission, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola
Each month, an array of musicians appear at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola to take part in jazz battles to prove who’s got the best chops. Light hearted and fun, the battles are free and open to the public.

Paquito D’Rivera: Brasilian Dreams
March 13 & 14, 2009, 8 p.m., Rose Theater
Paquito D’Rivera and guest artists celebrate the choros and samba traditions of Brazil.

3rd Annual Sing Into Spring Festival
Featuring Karrin Allyson, Ann Hampton Calloway, Allan Harris, René Marie, Tierney Sutton and more

March 17-April 26, 2009, 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. with an additional 11:30 p.m. set on Friday and Saturday, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola

Kenny Barron Trio
March 19 & 21, 2009, 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m, The Allen Room
A musician who has redefined modern jazz piano, Kenny Barron makes his Allen Room debut. Joining him are vocalists who enchant on ballads and standards.

Jazz Talk: The Jazz Ambassadors: Musicians & Cultural Diplomacy
March 19, 2009, 7-8:30 p.m., Large Rehearsal Room
Since the 1950s, jazz musicians have toured worldwide under the auspices of the United States government. What are the complexities of these situations? How does jazz represent the image that Americans want to project to the rest of the world? This Jazz Talk explores the groundbreaking State Department tours of Louis Armstrong and discussions with musicians who have been involved with this program over the years.

WeBop!
Spring Term: March 17- May 17

Swing University: “Lester Young” taught by Don Byron
March 23, 30; April 6, 13, 2009, 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m., Irene Diamond Education Center

Swing University: “Bebop” taught by Vincent Gardner
March 24, 31; April 7, 14, 21, 28; May 5, 12, 2009, 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m., Irene Diamond Education Center

Swing University: “Jazz 101” taught by Phil Schaap
March 24, 31; April 7, 14, 21, 28; May 5, 12, 2009, 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m., Irene Diamond Education Center

Swing University: “Ragtime & Jazz” taught by Terry Waldo
March 25; April 1, 15, 22, 29; May 6, 13, 20, 2009, 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m., Irene Diamond Education Center

Swing University: “Jazz 301” taught by Phil Schaap

March 25; April 1, 15, 22, 29; May 6, 20, 2009*; 6:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.
This a three hour class and a six week course. The seventh class is the optional final.

We Are The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra
Featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

March 26, 27, & 28, 2009, 8 p.m., Rose Theater
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra returns to Rose Theater from a tour that takes them across the globe. In this homecoming concert, the resident orchestra delivers masterful music from its vast songbook.

APRIL 2009

Jazz Battle
April 4, 2009, 12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m., free admission, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola
Each month, an array of musicians appear at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola to take part in jazz battles to prove who’s got the best chops. Light hearted and fun, the battles are free and open to the public.

Jazz, Prose and Tap
Featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis

April 16, 17 & 18, 2009, 8 p.m., Rose Theater
Jazz, Prose and Tap features music, dance, oration and world premiere music by trombonist Vincent Gardner. Guest artists read from Langston Hughes’ “Jesse B. Semple. ”Wynton Marsalis’ Spaces will also be performed, five movements showcasing the tap dance of Dewitt Fleming and Jared Grimes.

Chick Corea & John McLaughlin with Kenny Garrett, Christian McBride and Vinnie Colaiuta
April 23, 24 & 25, 2009, 8 p.m., Rose Theater
Peerless pianist and composer Chick Corea and inventive guitarist John McLaughlin make their Rose Theater debut, accompanied by Kenny Garrett, Christian McBride and Vinnie Colaiuta.

Luciana Souza Ensemble with special guest Cyro Baptista
April 23 & 25, 2009, 7:30 p.m & 9:30 p.m., The Allen Room
Composer and vocalist Luciana Souza, joined by percussionist Cyro Baptista, captivates and delivers a modern take on bossa nova.

MAY 2009

McCoy Tyner and Ravi Coltrane
May 1 & 2, 2009, 7:30 p.m & 9:30 p.m., The Allen Room
Unrivaled pianist McCoy Tyner and inventive saxophonist Ravi Coltrane collaborate in an intimate duo setting in The Allen Room.

Middle School Jazz Academy Final Concert
Saturday, May 2, 2009, 1 p.m. & 3 p.m., Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola

Jazz Battle
May 2, 2009, 12:30 p.m. & 2:30 p.m., free admission, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola
Each month, an array of musicians appear at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola to take part in jazz battles to prove who’s got the best chops. Lighthearted and fun, the battles are free and open to the public.

14th Annual Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition and Festival
May 8-10, 2009

Competition I, May 9, Rose Theater
Competition II & III, May 10, Rose Theater
Concert, May 10, Avery Fisher Hall, 7:30 p.m.

The Essentially Ellington program is one of the most successful and far reaching high school jazz programs in the country. Each year 15 of the country’s best high school jazz bands compete to attend Jazz at Lincoln Center’s “House of Swing” to Duke it out for the opportunity to play with Wynton Marsalis in a concert at Avery Fisher Hall.

Benny Goodman Centennial
Featuring special guests Buddy deFranco, Victor Goines, Ken Peplowski, Bob Wilber, Warren Wolf
May 28, 29 & 30, 2009, 8 p.m., Rose Theater
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and guest clarinetists commemorate Benny Goodman’s 100th birthday and his historic 1938 performance at Carnegie Hall.

Swing Dance Party
May 29, 2009, 8 p.m. – 12 midnight, The Allen Room
As part of the Benny Goodman Centennial, Jazz at Lincoln Center hosts the first ever season swing dance party in The Allen Room.

JUNE 2009

WeBop!
Summer Term: June 2- June 27

Jazz for Young People®: Who is Benny Goodman?
Featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra

June 5, 2009; 10:15 a.m. & 12:30 p.m., Rose Theater (for student groups)
June 6, 2009; 1 p.m. & 3 p.m. (for family audiences)
How did a clarinet prodigy from the Chicago’s Jewish ghetto become the King of Swing and the most popular bandleader in the country? The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra brings the licorice stick back into the limelight as it swing, swing, swings this classic American story.

SINGLE TICKET INFORMATION:

Concert tickets in Rose Theater: $30, $50, $75, $95, $120
Concert tickets in The Allen Room: $60
Jazz for Young People® tickets in Rose Theater: $12, $20, $28
Essentially Ellington tickets for competition: free, available after mid-April; concert in Avery Fisher Hall: $25
Jazz Talk tickets: $10
Swing University tickets: $125 -$250

More info on www.jalc.org