Photo and video from the JALC Grand Opening Inaugural Gala

Posted on November 3rd, 2004 in Concerts, iTunes, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Photo, Podcast, Special report, Video | Tags: concerts, itunes, jazz at lincoln center, jazz at lincoln center orchestra, photo, podcast, special report, video

On October 20 at 8pm, the Frederick P. Rose Theater played host to the inaugural gala, with celebrities such as former Vice President Al Gore and actor Robert Redford in the house, and a buffet of artists on stage. Wynton was alternately emotive and brazen on “Just a Closer Walk with Thee.” Saxophonists Joe Lovano and Branford Marsalis swung abstractedly through “Tenor Madness.”
Patti Austin mimicked Ella Fitzgerald on “How High the Moon,” and Liza Minnelli broke it up with a rousing “New York, New York.”

(Click the link below to open the Quicktime video directly or right-click to save the video on your hard disk – Quicktime 7 needed)

Wynton enters the stage playing Just a closer walk with thee (Quicktime7 Video – 1.8 mb)

Wynton soloing (Quicktime7 Video – 2.5 mb)

Wynton and Carlos Henriquez
Wynton and Carlos Henriquez (Photo ©: Ap Photo-John Marshall Mantel)

Wynton and Brandford Marsalis
Wynton and Brandford Marsalis (Photo ©: Ap Photo-Tina Fineberg)