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  • JLCO with Wynton Marsalis Celebrates Big Band Music by Duke Ellington and Count Basie

    Posted on March 30th, 2018 in Concerts | 1

    The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis continues to celebrate the big band tradition during the 30th anniversary season with Black, Brown & Beige & The Best of Basie, April 26–28 in Rose Theater. This concert features essential big band music by Duke Ellington and Count Basie, two titans not only in jazz but in the history of Jazz at Lincoln Center, in its concert halls and education programs, including the Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival.   Keep reading »

  • Having Fun and Learning Straight from the Masters

    Posted on October 16th, 2017 in

    When Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra come to the Symphony Center, you make a point to see them.  They are dynamic and masters at their craft.  If your kids are uninterested and don’t want to attend a jazz show, don’t worry.  Wynton Marsalis and The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra have something to bridge the gap.   Keep reading »

  • Marsalis and JLCO play marathon, with a little help from Basie

    Posted on January 24th, 2016 in Review

    It was billed as a “Battle Royale,” but the matchup between the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and the Count Basie Orchestra on Saturday night turned out to be more love fest than cutting contest.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton explains: Who is Count Basie ?

    Posted on February 9th, 2006 in Concerts

    Piano player and bandleader William “Count” Basie taught Kansas City how to swing with elegance and raucous enthusiasm. Wynton, in his “Jazz for young people” concert series at Lincoln Center, and the LCJO share the secrets of the Basie big band beat. Saturday, February 11, 2006, 12pm and 2pm at Rose Theater.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton celebrates Kansas City and Count Basie

    Posted on September 20th, 2005 in Concerts

    On Saturday, September 22, 23 & 24, 2005, at Rose Theater, 8 pm The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis performs the music of influential Kansas City jazz musicians, particularly the legendary Count Basie and his spare signature piano style. Saxophonist Frank Wess, who played in Count Basie’s big band, joins the orchestra to play some of the best of Kansas City’s boogie-woogie jazz. This special Kansas City show integrates new talent inspired by rich tradition.   Keep reading »

  • The Duke and the Count: LCJO with Wynton Marsalis in the Allen Room

    Posted on October 25th, 2004 in Concerts

    This evening, October 25, 2004, at 7:30pm marks the only opportunity this season to experience the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton in The Allen Room. Unfolding under the stars are Duke Ellington’s 1943 Black, Brown, & Beige, a three-movement symphony, and the most important and successful longform work in the history of jazz.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton celebrates Count Basie’s’ 100th birthday

    Posted on January 24th, 2004 in Concerts

    Count Basie had a truly original approach both as a pianist and bandleader. A musical minimalist, he could say more by playing less. In memory of his 100th birthday, Wynton Marsalis introduces a discussion about Basie’s influence on American swing, featuring former Basie bandmate Frank Foster. Tuesday, January 27, 2004, 7pm at Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse   Keep reading »