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.