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  • List of special events for Wynton and JLCO in New Orleans

    Posted on April 21st, 2006 in Concerts, Congo Square, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Jazz for young people, New Orleans | 2

    Throughout the week, Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra will conduct a number of special ‘all-ages’ events around the city aimed at increasing awareness of jazz. Below is the list of events: Wednesday: Victor Goines at the Jazz National Park, 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Thursday: Herlin Riley at McDonough 35, 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Thursday: Jacub Addy and Odadaa!, James Singleton Charter Middle School, 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Friday: Wynton Marsalis’ ‘Jazz for Young People’, ‘What is New Orleans Jazz’, at The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Sunday: Second Line starting at The Backstreet Cultural…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton with Yacub Addy at the news conference in New Orleans

    Posted on April 19th, 2006 in Articles, Congo Square, Interview, New Orleans | 4

    With a press conference at Basin Street Station, Wynton Marsalis has opened a weeklong residency in New Orleans. The visit, part of Jazz at Lincoln Center’s efforts to help New Orleans recover after Hurricane Katrina, will include master classes, clinics, workshops, and performances. On April 23, the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and Ghana’s Odadaa! will present the world premiere of Congo Square, a new work by Marsalis and Yacub Addy, the leader of Odadaa! The 80-minute cross-cultural work was inspired by the public square in New Orleans where Africans gathered to play the music of their homeland in the 1…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton Marsalis’ Congo Square on USA TODAY

    Posted on April 14th, 2006 in Articles, Congo Square, Interview | 9

    Wynton has been interviewed by the magazine USA TODAY about the premiere of his new composition: Congo Square.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and JALC celebrate New Orleans

    Posted on March 21st, 2006 in Concerts, Congo Square, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, New Orleans | 2

    Jazz at Lincoln Center announced a full-scale celebration of New Orleans from the Big Easy to the Big Apple. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO) with Wynton Marsalis will perform free events for people of all ages, including concerts, master classes, clinics, and workshops during a weeklong residency in New Orleans from April 17-23. The residency is in conjunction with the state of Louisiana and in partnership with the French Quarter Festival in New Orleans. The LCJO in collaboration with Odadaa! will perform a world premiere composition called “Congo Square“ co-written by Wynton and Yacub Addy who leads Odadaa!…   Keep reading »