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  • Slate of performers for “A Celebration of America”

    Posted on January 13th, 2009 in Concerts | 15

    JALC and The Rockefeller Foundation today announced the full slate of performers that will take part in “A Celebration Of America” in the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater on the occasion of the Presidential Inauguration and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 19, 2009 at 7 p.m. Angela Bassett and Courtney B. Vance have been confirmed as hosts. The following artists have been confirmed: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Bela Fleck, Cassandra Wilson, Chorale Le Chateau of New York City conducted by Damien Sneed, Dave Brubeck, Dianne Reeves, Don Vappie, Dr. Michael White, Foxborough (MA) High School Jazz Ensemble, Francesco…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and Sandra Day O’Connor to Lead “A Celebration of America”

    Posted on January 1st, 2009 in Concerts | 7

    Jazz at Lincoln Center and The Rockefeller Foundation will present “A CELEBRATION OF AMERICA” in the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater on the occasion of the Presidential Inauguration and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 19, 2009 live on CNN at 7 p.m. The evening’s program will look back on the life of one of the greatest of all Americans, and forward to a new era under a new President. An all-star cast will illustrate that American democracy and America’s music – jazz – share the same tenets and embody the same potential for change, hope and renewal, which Dr.…   Keep reading »

  • Norah Jones to play with Wynton and Willie Nelson

    Posted on December 18th, 2008 in Concerts | 7

    Norah Jones will make a special guest appearance at the Willie Nelson and Wynton Marsalis concerts at Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center on February 9 and February 10 at 8 p.m. Norah Jones is scheduled to perform a selection of songs on both nights. The concert is part of Blue Note 70th Anniversary events taking place throughout New York. In January 2007, Willie Nelson and Wynton Marsalis performed live in The Allen Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center and the event was recorded for the CD Two Men with the Blues released on Blue Note Records and for the DVD Willie…   Keep reading »

  • 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 »