Wynton is on tour to perform Congo Square
From today, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton and Odadaa! with Yacub Addy will tour the critically-acclaimed work, Congo Square, written by Wynton and Mr. Addy, to 11 U.S. cities. The 24 musicians will perform the celebrated musical experience that had its premiere in New Orleans last spring. A CD of Congo Square is available on tour only right now, and will be released in the fall.
Today the band is performing in Rochester; tomorrow June 15, they will be in Philadelphia (read article by Philly.com and an interview by the Citypaper); on June 16 they will perform in Bushkill (article by the Morning Call Online; on June 18 in Cleveland (read articles by the Akron Beacon Journal and the Cleveland Scene).
Feel free to send us reviews and photos with Wynton if you attend one of the concerts. They will be published on this site and on Wynton’s Flickr gallery.
Main info about Congo Square tour
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra personnel:
Music director and trumpet: Wynton Marsalis; trumpets: Ryan Kisor, Sean Jones, Marcus Printup, James Zollar; trombones: Chris Crenshaw, Vincent Gardner, Elliot Mason; reeds: Walter Blanding, Victor Goines, Sherman Irby, Ted Nash, Joe Temperley; piano: Dan Nimmer; bass: Carlos Henriquez; drums: Ali Jackson.
Yacub Addy, founder & leader, percussion, vocals; Okoe Nunoo, assistant leader, percussion, vocals; Obuamah Laud Addy, vocals, percussion; Ani Apang, guitar, percussion, vocals; Imani Gonzalez, vocals; zorkie nelson, percussion, bamboo flutes, vocals; Tawiah Nunoo, percussion, vocals; Ayaa Tagoe, flutes, percussion, vocals; Otey Thompson, balaphones, percussion, vocals.