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  • Abu Dhabi Festival 2010 to feature Middle East debut of Wynton Marsalis

    Posted on February 27th, 2010 in Concerts | 6

    The Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation (ADMAF) today announced that Wynton Marsalis will make his debut in the Arab World as part of the Abu Dhabi Festival 2010. The nine time Grammy Award winner will join one of the strongest line ups the festival has ever offered when he performs on 5th April at Emirates Palace, adding a new flavor to this two week manifestation of world class performances in traditional and classical music, drama, fine arts, and ballet. Held under the patronage of His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy…   Keep reading »

  • Jazz at Lincoln Center announces 2010-11 season

    Posted on February 25th, 2010 in Concerts | 1

    New York, NY (February 23, 2010), Jazz at Lincoln Center and Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis announces the 2010-11 season programming featuring concerts, education events, broadcasts, touring and a diverse line-up of guest artists (see attached chronology). This season – Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 24th season of programming and seventh season in its home, Frederick P. Rose Hall – the organization announces two new series: the Visionary Voices series featuring Bobby McFerrin, Dianne Reeves and Sweet Honey In The Rock and the Jazz & Popular Song series, curated by Michael Feinstein. Wynton Marsalis, Artistic Director at Jazz at Lincoln Center, said, “This season embodies…   Keep reading »

  • ASO’s performance of Blues Symphony to be broadcast on Monday, January 18th

    Posted on January 13th, 2010 in Concerts | 3

    The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will perform the 18th annual musical tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, “A King Celebration” on Thursday, January 14, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. The performance, commemorating the life and work of the celebrated civil rights leader, will take place in the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel of Morehouse College, the alma mater of Dr. King. The program will feature movements II, III, IV, V and VI of Wynton Marsalis’s Blues Symphony; Part I of Slavery Documents by Donald Sur; Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No. 3, and the traditional “We Shall Overcome.” The concert will be broadcast…   Keep reading »

  • NEA Jazz Masters Concert To Be Broadcast Live on January 12th

    Posted on January 11th, 2010 in Concerts | 0

    WBGO Jazz 88.3FM will broadcast the 2010 NEA Jazz Masters Awards Ceremony & Concert taking place on Tuesday, January 12 at 7:30PM in the Rose Theater at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center at Broadway at 60th Street. The performance will feature the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis in a program dedicated to the 2010 honorees’ works. Joining the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra will be many of the honorees themselves including Muhal Richard Abrams, Bill Holman (as guest conductor), Annie Ross, and Cedar Walton. Also featured will be 2010 Jazz Master Kenny Barron on solo piano…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis Offers Thanks To Fans With Free Concert At Jazz Club

    Posted on December 9th, 2009 in Concerts | 1

    NEW YORK – Trumpeter Wynton Marsalis offered thanks over the holiday weekend to fans who have stuck with him through the years by presenting a free concert in the intimate setting of Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center. About 130 tickets to Marsalis’ Fan Appreciation Concert were distributed randomly among the thousands of subscribers to his e-newsletter. An additional 14,000 fans watched a free live stream of Sunday night’s performance by Marsalis’ quintet on his Facebook page, according to his executive assistant, Meghan Thornton. After the concert, Marsalis spent 90 minutes signing autographs, meeting and greeting fans who ranged in…   Keep reading »

  • Watch Wynton’s Fan Appreciation Concert Live on Facebook

    Posted on November 24th, 2009 in Concerts, Streaming | 7

    Didn’t win tickets to the Wynton’s Fan Appreciation Concert? Well, you can still be a part of this special evening and watch it LIVE on Wynton’s Facebook page! This Sunday, November 29th at 7pm ET, we will broadcast Wynton and his Quintet as they take the stage in New York City at Dizzy’s Club-Coca Cola. The quintet will be swinging as they perform Wynton’s own music for his fans. Hope you all can join us!   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis to perform fan appreciation concert in New York City

    Posted on October 9th, 2009 in Concerts | 4

    Wynton Marsalis will give back to his fans as he opens the doors of Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center on November 29th, 2009. More than 100 fans will be invited to join Marsalis and his quintet as they take the stage for this once-in-a-lifetime performance. Free tickets will be distributed randomly to Wynton Marsalis e-newsletter subscribers. “My fans have stuck with me through many styles of music – from modern burnout to standards to New Orleans music to baroque and beyond. They have embraced all of my bands – from small groups of various sizes to the big band, and…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton on tour now with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra

    Posted on September 14th, 2009 in Concerts, Tour | 12

    The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis announces a fall tour that will take the world renowned big band through Canada and the Western U.S. Stops include Banff, Monterey, Los Angeles, Eugene and Seattle. Tour dates:
 September 15 
Banff, Canada The Banff Center September 16 Spokane, WA 
INB Performing Arts Center 

September 17 Eugene, OR 
Hut Center for the Performing Arts-Silva Concert Hall September 18 Chico, CA Laxson Auditorium September 19-20 Monterey, CA 
Monterey Jazz Festival September 22 Berkeley, CA UC Berkeley-Zellebach Hall September 24 Turlock, CA Turlock Community Theater September 25 Davis, CA Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts September 26 Thousand Oaks, CA …   Keep reading »

  • Tickets On Sale Now for the World Premiere of Wynton Marsalis’ New Composition

    Posted on August 28th, 2009 in Concerts | 8

    Music Director Robert Spano and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will perform the world premiere of American Symphony by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer-musician Wynton Marsalis. One of Mr. Marsalis’s goals as a composer has been to write a new work exclusively for symphony orchestra. American Symphony is that work. Using six movements — March, Spiritual, Danzón, Ragtime, Blues and 4/4 Swing — the work displays a wide range of sound techniques. Marsalis creatively utilizes pointillism, extreme registers and the juxtaposition of blocks of sound against a swinging cymbal, among other means, to achieve a sonic world of vibrant orchestral colors steeped in some…   Keep reading »

  • Tickets for Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 2009-2010 concerts are on sale now!

    Posted on August 18th, 2009 in Concerts | 1

    Ornette Coleman makes his Jazz at Lincoln Center concert debut to open the 2009-10 season on September 26. For one night only, Coleman and his two bass band perform inventive compositions that continue to influence generations of jazz musicians. The band includes Ornette Coleman (alto saxophone, trumpet, violin), his son Denardo Coleman (drums), Anthony Falanga (acoustic bass), and Al McDowell (electric bass). After five decades of creating music for free jazz ensembles, large-scale symphonies and pop-style electric bands, Ornette Coleman remains one of the most celebrated names in jazz. Ornette Coleman was inducted into Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Nesuhi Ertegun…   Keep reading »