Wynton celebrates the Jazz Tradition and Culture of “Steeltown”

Posted on February 9th, 2006 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Tribute | Tags: concerts, jazz at lincoln center, jazz at lincoln center orchestra, tribute

Jazz at Lincoln Center continues to celebrate the tributary cities of jazz with the From The Heart of Steeltown: Pittsburgh Festival on February 16, 17 & 18 at Frederick P. Rose Hall at Broadway at 60th St. in New York City. This festival focuses on Pittsburgh’s long history in jazz and the many famous names that have come from Steeltown including Billy Strayhorn, songwriter Billy Eckstine, Mary Lou Williams and percussionist Art Blakey, with whom Wynton spent his early days.

In Rose Theater at 8pm, the JLCO with Wynton Marsalis welcomes special guest artists Jeff “Tain” Watts and Steve Nelson to perform some of the best of jazz emanating from Pittsburgh. Tickets are $30, $50, $75, $100, $130 and available at the Jazz at Lincoln Center box office on Broadway at 60th St., by calling CenterCharge at (212) 721-6500 or via www.jalc.org