Photo and video from JALC Grand Opening press conference
On October 18, at 11 am, New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, accompanied by Department of Cultural Affairs Commissioner Kate Levin, joined Wynton Marsalis and all the JALC staff in the new Allen Room for an official dedication ceremony, which included a fanfare entitled “The Gift”, composed by “Slide” Hampton.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg presented Wynton with a “Jazz at Lincoln Center Month” proclamation in honor of the grand opening of the organization’s new home, Frederick P. Rose Hall.
The parade entering the Allen Room
Wynton speaking – Part 1
Wynton speaking – Part 2
Wynton speaking – Part 3
Wynton speaking – Part 4
Wynton speaking – Part 5
The Allen Room
Final congratulations at the press-conference
Lisa Schiff, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Wynton Marsalis
Derek Gordon, Michael Bloomberg and Wynton Marsalis
Wynton embraces Derek Gordon
Wynton with Frederick P. Rose’s son