Photos and video from the world premiere of Wynton’s Congo Square

Posted on April 24th, 2006 in Articles, Concerts, Congo Square, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, New Orleans, Review | Tags: articles, concerts, congo square, jazz at lincoln center orchestra, new orleans, review

Yesterday, joined by members of numerous brass bands from throughout the city, the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton and the Capital Region-based percussion ensemble Odadaa! marched into historic Congo Square in classic New Orleans parade style Sunday as hundreds of concertgoers danced along behind them.

Here you have some photos from the Congo Square rehearsal, and an article on TimesUnion about the world premiere (yesterday)
Plus there are also three videos regarding: pre-parade | parade | concert (Quicktime player needed)
In the concert video, Wynton sings duetting with Herlin Riley at the tamburine.

Tonight, they are going to perform Congo Square at the Kravis Center in Palm Beach

Wynton Marsalis at the world premiere of Congo Square
Wynton Marsalis listens during the world premiere of the jazz performance Congo Square in New Orleans April 23, 2006. (photo: Reuters/Lee Celano)

Wynton Marsalis at the world premiere of Congo Square
Wynton Marsalis © claps during the world premiere of the jazz performance ‘Congo Square’ in New Orleans April 23, 2006. (photo: Reuters/Lee Celano)

Wynton Marsalis at the world premiere of Congo Square
Wynton Marsalis leads a second line parade before the world premiere of the jazz performance Congo Square in New Orleans April 23. (photo: Reuters/Lee Celano)