Kings of the Crescent City at JALC

Posted on December 28th, 2007 in Concerts | Tags: jazz at lincoln center, king oliver, louis armstrong, new orleans, new york, sidney bechet

On January 11 & 12, 2008, 8pm, at Rose Theater – Jazz at Lincoln Center, “Kings of the Crescent City” will celebrate the music of Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, Joe “King” Oliver and Sidney Bechet. Led by Victor Goines (clarinet, soprano saxophone), the ensemble comprised predominately of New Orleans natives will consist of Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews (trumpet), Marcus Printup (trumpet), Wycliffe Gordon (trombone), Don Vappie (guitar), Jonathan Batiste (piano), Reginald Veal (bass) and Herlin Riley (drums). Kings of the Crescent City is one of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Nesuhi Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame concert series. The show will be hosted and narrated by actor Wendell Pierce.

Free Pre-Concert Lecture both nights at 7pm in the Irene Diamond Education Center: Victor Goines (music director for Kings of the Crescent City) discusses the music of New Orleans and four of its greatest practitioners – Louis Armstrong, Jelly Roll Morton, King Oliver and Sidney Bechet. Mr. Goines will be joined by Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Education Manager Ken Druker for these lectures. More info about tickets on JALC web site