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  • Jazzing Up the Holidays at Dallas Symphony

    Posted on December 14th, 2014 in Review | 0

    The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis is so far from the usual big-band cliché that it’s mind-blowing. A dozen of the finest jazz horn players in the nation performed with graceful vigor, enabled by an acoustic rhythm section of piano, bass and drums that imparted support and swing. At Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center on Thursday night as part of Dallas Symphony Orchestra Christmas Pops!, they enlivened tunes from the mid-1500s to modern, with exceedingly imaginative arrangements mostly generated by band members.   Keep reading »

  • Singer is a hit at Marsalis’ swingin’ Christmas show

    Posted on December 13th, 2014 in Review | 2

    Decked out in a white dress and blazing red high-heels, Salvant, who is only 25, walked out on the stage before a full house at FAMU’s Lee Hall Auditorium on Saturday night and let everyone know that she may be the best jazz vocalist of her generation.   Keep reading »

  • Marsalis, Lincoln Center orchestra make season bright at Marcus Center

    Posted on December 2nd, 2014 in Review | 0

    You know it’s a good gig when you can’t tell if the band or the audience is having more fun. Wynton Marsalis, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant and an Uihlein Hall audience shared a great time Monday with the band’s “Big Band Holidays” at the Marcus Center. The music, most of which was arranged by members of the band, was miles and miles from the trite pop arrangements cluttering the air this time of year. These were meaty, interesting takes on great tunes, each leaving plenty of room for band members to take solos.   Keep reading »

  • JLCO with Wynton Marsalis and Cécile McLorin Salvant at Marcus Center in Milwaukee

    Posted on December 2nd, 2014 in Review | 0

    The holiday season fits polymath Wynton Marsalis like a big white mitten. The artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center totes nine Grammy awards, a Pulitzer Prize and a bounty of celebratory musical goodies to share in spirit, as might the most soulful St. Nick.   Keep reading »

  • Big Band Holidays U.S. Tour 2014

    Posted on October 24th, 2014 in Concerts | 1

    The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant celebrate “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” with a 3-week, 12-city Big Band Holidays U.S. Tour.  Kicking off the holiday season with messages of peace and good cheer, the Big Band Holidays U.S. Tour commences on December 1 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and ends on December 21 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Tour dates include four performances at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater at Frederick P. Rose Hall, located at Broadway at 60th Street in New York, New York.   Keep reading »

  • Big Band Holidays Tour: JLCO with Wynton Marsalis and Cécile McLorin Salvant

    Posted on November 9th, 2013 in Streaming, Tour | 3

    The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant will add soul and swing to the holiday season as they embark on a new U.S. Big Band Holidays Tour beginning on December 5 (see complete tour dates below). On this first-time tour, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, which recently topped the Big Band Category in Downbeat magazine’s 2013 Reader’s Poll, will perform Swing-era and new big band arrangements of timeless holiday tunes.   Keep reading »

  • Jazz at Lincoln Center Swings in The Holidays

    Posted on October 31st, 2013 in Concerts, Streaming | 0

    This holiday season, Jazz at Lincoln Center brings back Big Band Holidays, a favorite seasonal tradition in Rose Theater, and the second annual Ring In The Swing: A New Year’s Eve Dance Party, the organization’s swing dance party and concert, in The Allen Room.   Keep reading »