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  • Jazz At Lincoln Center’s 2014 Annual Gala - “Love, Loss And Laughter: The Story Of Jazz”

    Posted on March 13th, 2014 in Concerts | 1

    The finest musicians in Jazz will join Billy Crystal and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis in a special night of improvisatory brilliance on the timeless themes of love and loss, addressed through laughter, dance and the indomitable spirit of swing. *Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 2014 Gala* concert, titled “Love, Loss and Laughter: The Story of Jazz” is a one night benefit on *May 1, 2014 at 7:00pm*, hosted by Emmy and Tony award winning actor Billy Crystal.   Keep reading »

  • Photo and video from “Stand up for Jazz” featuring Bill Cosby

    Posted on November 4th, 2004 in Video | 0

    On Thursday October 21, at Rose Theater, the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton played a short opening set of jazz tunes that deal with humor. Some were directly representational (Wynton’s Ellingtonian “Back to Basics,” which portrays laughter through a trumpet), some just sounded happy-go-lucky (Thelonious Monk’s singsong “Green Chimneys”) and some were jazz’s best novelty songs (’‘Salt Peanuts’’ and ‘‘Open the Door, Richard’‘).   Keep reading »