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  • Wynton playing with Gerald Wilson and Plas Johnson next week

    Posted on February 17th, 2006 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Tribute | 4

    Jazz at Lincoln Center continues to celebrate the jazz cities of America with a special concert series entitled Los Angeles: Central Avenue Breakdown featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis on February 23-25 at 8pm at Frederick P. Rose Hall on Broadway at 60th St. in New York City. Gerald Wilson, who arranged music for Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie and Count Basie, leads the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra in this celebration, joined by fellow Los Angeles natives Plas Johnson, the sultry tenor sax voice of Mancini’s “Pink Panther” theme. Tickets are $30, $50, $75, $100, $130 and available at the Jazz…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton celebrates the Jazz Tradition and Culture of “Steeltown”

    Posted on February 9th, 2006 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Tribute | 0

    Jazz at Lincoln Center continues to celebrate the tributary cities of jazz with the From The Heart of Steeltown: Pittsburgh Festival on February 16, 17 & 18 at Frederick P. Rose Hall at Broadway at 60th St. in New York City. This festival focuses on Pittsburgh’s long history in jazz and the many famous names that have come from Steeltown including Billy Strayhorn, songwriter Billy Eckstine, Mary Lou Williams and percussionist Art Blakey, with whom Wynton spent his early days. In Rose Theater at 8pm, the JLCO with Wynton Marsalis welcomes special guest artists Jeff “Tain” Watts and Steve Nelson to perform…   Keep reading »

  • All About Jazz reviews LCJO Chicago’s concert

    Posted on February 4th, 2006 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Review | 1

    The recent concert in Chicago with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra led by Wynton has been reviewed on All About Jazz   Keep reading »

  • Photos from the JLCO tour in Japan

    Posted on February 2nd, 2006 in Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Photo, Tour | 0

    As you know, Wynton is now in Yokohama (Japan) to perform with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO). He and its musicians are in the port city to give special jazz education programs for kids and concerts. Wynton and JALC CEO Derek Gordon, right, shake hands with Yokohama Mayor Hiroshi Nakada. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye) Wynton performing a jam session with Japanese junior high and high school student (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and the JLCO presents: “Detroit Motor City Jazz”

    Posted on January 9th, 2006 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra | 0

    Jazz at Lincoln Center continues to celebrate the jazz cities of America during the 2005-06 season themed Jazz From Coast to Coast with the week-long Detroit: Motor City Jazz Festival from January 10-15 at Frederick P. Rose Hall on Broadway at 60th St. in New York City and throughout Michigan with performances by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis in East Lansing on January 25 and Jazz at Lincoln Center presents the Music of Miles Davis in Detroit on January 27. As a highlight of the festival at Rose Theater at Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York, the…   Keep reading »

  • Brooks Brothers to release exclusive JLCO album

    Posted on December 27th, 2005 in CD, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra | 3

    Brooks Brothers, the famous men’s clothier, has officially released its second CD in a series featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO) with Wynton Marsalis. Cast of Cats contains twelve original tunes composed by Wynton and performed in small group sessions with members of the JLCO.   Keep reading »

  • New tour dates for Wynton and LCJO

    Posted on December 12th, 2005 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Tour | 2

    The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, led by Wynton, will tour through the Midwest next month before traveling to Yokahama (Japan). The first leg of the band’s 2006 Jazz From Coast to Coast Tour will begin in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and include stops in Ohio, Michigan, and Illinois. From January 30 to February 4, the band will be in residence at Minato Mirai Hall in Yokahama, where it will perform and give master classes, workshops, and clinics. Please check the new tour schedule   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and LCJO tours Ellington’s Nutcracker

    Posted on December 5th, 2005 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Tour | 0

    Wynton and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra will tour the Eastern U.S. with a special repertoire for the 2005 holiday season. For the first half of the concerts, the big band will perform selections from Duke Ellington’s “The Nutcracker”. The second half of the evening will feature the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra drawing from an extensive repertoire that includes original compositions by Mr. Marsalis, Ted Nash and other members of the orchestra as well as the masterworks of Count Basie, Charles Mingus, John Coltrane, and other great jazz composers. The “Ellington Nutcracker Tour” will commence on December 9 in Zeiterion…   Keep reading »

  • New JLCO’s album reviewed by All About Jazz

    Posted on November 2nd, 2005 in CD, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Review | 0

    Don’t Be Afraid… The Music of Charles Mingus is the title of the new album that just came out by Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. Here is a review on the pages of All About Jazz   Keep reading »

  • Wynton plays the music of Charles Mingus

    Posted on October 14th, 2005 in CD, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra | 0

    On October 18, 2005, Palmetto Records will release: Don’t Be Afraid…the music of Charles Mingus, a new album by the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. The CD features six compositions by the legendary bassist and composer. LCJO trombonist, Ron Westray, arranged the music for the recording, which was produced by Delfeayo Marsalis.   Keep reading »