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Wynton to start the USA Summer tour with JLCO

On June 20, 2008, Wynton and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO) will start the 2008 USA Summer tour from Ottawa (from June 20 through July 14).
They will also play in Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Victoria, etc.. Check the complete tour schedule with more info about venues. On July 1, they will also perform in Seattle for the SummerFest 2008. Give a look to the nice anecdotes Mark O’Connor tells about Wynton and his CD on Seattle Symphony Blog. Setlists for the Summer tour 2008 will be published on a daily basis in our FORUM.
Please send us comments, reviews and photos with Wynton if you are going to attend one of the concerts. They will be published here and on Wynton’s Flickr gallery. (July 8 date in San Diego just added)

Natalie Cole, who was scheduled to appear as a special guest with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis at the Hollywood Bowl on Wednesday, July 9, 2008, has been forced to cancel due to illness. Natalie Cole is replaced by Willie Nelson.

Personnel for JLCO Summer Tour 2008 is:

Wynton Marsalis, music director, trumpet
Sean Jones, trumpet
Ryan Kisor, trumpet
Marcus Printup, trumpet
Ron Westray/Vincent Gardner, trombone
Chris Crenshaw, trombone
Elliot Mason, trombone
Sherman Irby, alto saxophone
Ted Nash, alto and soprano saxophones, clarinet
Walter Blanding, tenor and soprano saxophones, clarinet
Victor Goines, tenor and soprano saxophones, Bb clarinet, bass clarinet
Joe Temperley, baritone and soprano saxophones, bass clarinet
Dan Nimmer, piano
Carlos Henriquez, bass
Ali Jackson, drums

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  1. Fantastic performance in Cupertino and jam in the bar in Vancouver. It was a privilege to meet and talk with Ali, Carlos and Mr. Marsalis himself. Thank you kindly for your Flint Center performance. I only wish the Hammar sisters from Sweden could have seen it.

    All the best to your entire band for a safe and fun tour. The joy you bring to your audience is priceless.

    Many thanks,

    Alysia on Jul 11th, 2008 at 11:11pm

  2. My wife and I just “experienced” the JLCO and Mr. Marsalis @ Anthology in San Diego. I must say that it was the best birthday present ever!! I have been a big fan of Wynton’s musical and historical prowess…and to see him live was a privilege!!!

    Thank You Wynton and the JLCO!!!


    Aaron Gonzalez on Jul 9th, 2008 at 1:22am

  3. Saw the JLCO in Reno Saturday night. It was sensational. Even ran into Wynton himself at the Fin Fish Restaurant. The musicians in this band are absolutely top notch, the best in the business.

    Cheers, Eric

    Eric Hubbard on Jul 7th, 2008 at 7:00pm

  4. The Wynton Marsalis performance on Sunday, July 6th will now be held at The Flint Center in Cupertino (21250 Stevens Creek Blvd) with a show time of 8pm.

    Luigi on Jul 2nd, 2008 at 3:48am

  5. Edmonton concert at the Windspear was incredible! I sat in the the fourth row and got to watch the trumpeters joke with each other all night. Wynton and the JLCO are unbelievable. I can’t stop thinking about the “Holy Ghost” tune. Crazy!

    Jazz Groupie on Jun 26th, 2008 at 10:33am

  6. I was at Widspear Center, Edmonton, yesterday night.
    Thanks Wynton and your wonderful guys.

    Katy Hem on Jun 26th, 2008 at 4:38am

  7. Can’t wait to hear these great tunes! I’ll be making a trip from Austin to Fort Worth with my wife and daughter to see the show. Thank you Wynton and the JLCO for scheduling a stop in Texas. You are always welcome in the Lone Star State.

    ZW on Jun 25th, 2008 at 11:08pm

  8. Hope we can catch part of this tour. Such variety of jazz music, haven’t heard Continuous in a long while!
    Congratulations to the members of this wonderful band.
    Have a great summer everyone, with happy and safe travels!!

    gloria on Jun 25th, 2008 at 3:14pm

  9. What a great summer tour! Half the setlist from the recent Ottawa festival represents jazz music from 1960-1965! Wynton’s arrangement of Giant Steps (1960) for big band is especially powerful, and Ted Nash has beautifully recreated the ballad, Ceora (1965).
    It’s good to see the lesser known composers (McLean, Morgan, Henderson) featured together with Coltrane and Ellington.

    The inclusion of Braggin’ in Brass (1938), which was so ahead of its time, clearly demonstrates Wynton’s theme that the canon of jazz can remain relevant and modern. It’s interesting how the varied jazz selections blend from the past into the present.

    The addition of The Cape Verdean Blues (1965) and Strayhorn’s ode (1949) complete a wonderful musical tour spanning seven decades.

    gloria on Jun 22nd, 2008 at 12:00pm

  10. CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    careba on Jun 21st, 2008 at 7:31am

  11. Thanks for the mention! We’re looking forward to hosting Wynton and the JLCO in Seattle on July 1. It’s sure to be a great evening.

    Seattle Symphony on Jun 18th, 2008 at 3:21pm