Wynton to perform Jazz, Tap & Theater at JALC
On April 16-28, 2009, Wynton and JLCO will perform new music for three concerts entitled: Jazz, Tap and Theater. It features music, dance, oration and world premiere music by trombonist Vincent Gardner. Wynton Marsalis’ “Spaces” will also be performed, five movements showcasing the tap dance of Dewitt Fleming Jr. and Jared Grimes. Gardner’s work, called the “Jesse B. Semple Suite,” is inspired by the great 20th century author Langston Hughes and his collection of “Simple Stories” about the fictional Jesse B. Semple, an ordinary man-about-town of 1940s and 1950s Harlem.
Check a short video clip, live from the rehearsals at JALC on Wynton’s public profile on Facebook