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  • Wynton to perform with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

    Posted on December 5th, 2008 in Concerts | 2

    On December 17-21, 2008, Wynton and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO) will join with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater for a live music celebration of America’s two great art forms – modern dance and jazz music. This special week is a highlight of Ailey’s 50th anniversary season at New York City Center, December 3 through January 4. It will feature two different programs: Program A (December 17, December 19, December 21 mat): Night Creature; Reflections in D; excerpts from Caravan, The Mooche, The Road of the Phoebe Snow, Pas de Duke, Three Black Kings; Revelations. Program B (December 18, December 20 eve, December 21 eve): The…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton to play for Dr. George Butler at Dizzy’s Jazz Club

    Posted on December 2nd, 2008 in Concerts | 2

    On December 8, 2008, at Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola, Wynton and his Quintet (Walter Blanding, sax; Dan Nimmer, piano; Carlos Henriquez, bass; Ali Jackson, drums) will play to remember Dr. George Butler. Mr. Butler, a prominent jazz record executive for the Columbia, Blue Note and United Artists labels from the late 1960s to the late 1990s, died last April 9, 2008. He was instrumental in signing Wynton to Columbia.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton to perform for Brooks Brothers

    Posted on November 30th, 2008 in Concerts | 5

    On Thursday, December 4, 2008, Wynton and his Quintet will perform at Brooks Brothers Store. The event will take place at 7:30 p.m. at Brooks Brothers Store, 346 Madison Ave, New York City. As you know, on 2003, Wynton also wrote the music and recorded a special album for Brooks Brothers, entitled Cast of Cats   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and Marcus Roberts celebrating Thelonious Monk at JALC

    Posted on November 11th, 2008 in Concerts | 6

    This November 2008, Jazz at Lincoln Center celebrates the musical genius of Thelonious Monk. On November 15, at 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM, Wynton and friends open the Monk Festival weekend by playfully exploring his unique musical universe. He will host Jazz for Young People: Who is Monk, in Rose Theater. On November 20-21-22, a very special concert entitled: The Music of Thelonious Monk, by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis presents big band arrangements of Monk’s idiosyncratic compositions and features one of the premiere interpreters of Monk’s music today with pianist Marcus Roberts. Check Wynton’s beautiful…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis Quintet and George Benson to perform at JALC Fall Gala

    Posted on November 5th, 2008 in Concerts | 2

    On Monday, November 10, 2008, at 7 PM, the JALC Fall Gala 2008 evening begins with a concert in Frederick P. Rose Hall, featuring the music of the great Nat “King” Cole performed by Jazz and R&B singer George Benson. The Wynton Marsalis Quintet and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s will also perform. Following will be a post-performance dinner in The Allen Room and Atrium. More info on www.jalc.org   Keep reading »

  • Wynton to play Nursery Song Swing at Jazz at Lincoln Center

    Posted on November 1st, 2008 in Concerts | 9

    On November 6-7-8, 2009, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton and guest artists will transform traditional children’s songs and nursery rhymes with a big band twist. Performed at Jazz at Lincoln Center for the first time, Nursery Song Swing features new arrangements by members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Young guest artists Grace Kelly (age 16) on saxophone, Carl Majeau (age 17) on saxophone and Jonathan Russell (age 13) on violin, join the orchestra for this unique concert event. More info about tickets on www.jalc.org   Keep reading »

  • Wynton to perform a benefit concert for Entergy

    Posted on October 25th, 2008 in Concerts | 4

    On Monday. October 27, Wynton and his Quintet (Walter Blanding, saxophone; Dan Nimmer, piano; Carlos Henriquez, bass; Ali Jackson, drums) will perform a benefit presented and sponsored by Entergy at Paramount Center for the Arts in Peekskill, NY. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. The Paramount is at 1008 Brown St., Peekskill. Tickets are $50-$75. Call 914-739-2333 or visit www.paramountcenter.org   Keep reading »

  • Wynton to perform new piece for MSU and Detroit Symphony

    Posted on September 15th, 2008 in Concerts | 8

    Wynton has been commissioned by the Michigan State University College of Music, MSU’s Wharton Center for Performing Arts and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra to create a new piece of music that celebrates Michigan. The world premiere of the piece will be performed by Wynton with the MSU Symphony Orchestra and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24 in the Cobb Great Hall at the Wharton Center. The commission also will premiere in Detroit’s Orchestra Hall at 8:30 p.m. Sept. 27 “This is such an exciting opportunity to not only premiere a new piece of jazz at…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and JLCO to play with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

    Posted on September 10th, 2008 in Concerts | 2

    For one extraordinary week only, December 17-21, 2008, Wynton and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO) will join with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater for a live music celebration of America’s two great art forms – modern dance and jazz music. Featuring two programs full of Duke Ellington’s most glorious orchestrations for dance, this special week is a highlight of Ailey’s 50th anniversary season at New York City Center, December 3 through January 4. Both programs will also feature live music for Alvin Ailey’s masterpiece Revelations, performed by the Riverside Church Inspirational Choir and conducted by Eric Reed. More…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton to play with Ahmad Jamal at JALC

    Posted on August 22nd, 2008 in Concerts | 0

    On September 18-20 at 8 p.m., Jazz at Lincoln Center opens its 2008-09 season, with master of jazz piano, Ahmad Jamal, and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis performing in Rose Theater. On these special evenings, Ahmad Jamal performs with his quartet and also big band arrangements of his tunes which may include “The Aftermath,” “Devil’s In My Den,” “Should I,” Horace Silver’s “Strollin’” and Monty Alexander’s “You Can See” with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. This concert marks the first time Ahmad Jamal has performed at Frederick P. Rose…   Keep reading »