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Wynton to perform at JALC Spring Gala 2007

On Monday, May 14, 2007, Jazz at Lincoln Center will present its 6th Annual Spring Gala, themed Spring Swing!
The evening will include a a 7:30pm benefit concert in Rose Theater at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center. The concert will be followed by a gala dinner dance at 9pm.
The Spring Gala will feature some of the greatest talents in music today, performing in collaboration with the Wynton Marsalis Septet, including Jimmy Buffett, Lenny Kravitz and Derek Trucks. Kermit Ruffins and the Barbecue Swingers will perform at the post concert dinner dance.

The proceeds of the evening will benefit Jazz at Lincoln Center, the not-for-profit arts organization dedicated to inspiring and growing audiences for jazz through performance and education of the highest standard – producing nearly 1, 000 education and performance events each year.

Led by Gala Chairman Ashley R. Schiff, this year’s lead corporate co-chairs are John W. Konkel of Cadillac, Derek Q. Johnson of Time Warner Inc. and Tony Ponturo of Anheuser-Busch.

Past spring gala concerts have featured performances by the Wynton Marsalis Septet in collaboration with: Ray Charles, Eric Clapton, Robert Downey Jr., Bob Dylan, Savion Glover, Al Jarreau, Tom Jones, Wynonna Judd, B.B. King, John Legend, Lyle Lovett, Branford Marsalis, John Mayer, Audra McDonald, Natalie Merchant, James Moody, Willie Nelson, James Taylor, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Vanessa Williams and Stevie Wonder. Past hosts have included Cedric The Entertainer, Don Cheadle, Laurence Fishburne and Whoopi Goldberg.

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  1. That’s a good one, Luigi! Alas, the names of the Septet line up remain elusive.

    Karen on May 18th, 2007 at 10:33am

  2. OK, so I piecing together the Septet players. Wycliff Gordon was there, as was the young Mr. Batiste, but did that leave out Mr. Nimmer? And then there was Wynton, whose solo on the Derek Trucks video was excellent. So that accounts for 3 of 7, it seems that I am left with further detective work…

    Karen on May 16th, 2007 at 11:03am

  3. Thank you Sonalii, a wonderful solo !

    Luigi on May 16th, 2007 at 4:04am

  4. There’s a video performance of the Wynton Marsalis Septet performing with Derek Trucks at last night’s Gala on http://www.newyorksocialdiary.com. It is under the social diary section of today’s entries.

    Sonalii on May 15th, 2007 at 7:47pm

  5. How was the gala? Who played in the Septet, was it the guys who are playing in “In this House, on this Morning”? I am so curious…

    Karen on May 15th, 2007 at 10:28am