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  • Wynton on Congo Square at Tavis Smiley Show

    Posted on June 23rd, 2007 in Video | 2

    On June 20, Wynton appeared on “Tavis Smiley” to help promote his new CD, Congo Square. During the interview, Wynton and Tavis Smiley discussed Wynton’s passion for education as he is the co-founder and artistic director of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Program. Wynton also talked about his new album. He described it as “We are rejoining with the spirit of African Music.”.   Keep reading »

  • Marsalis delivers a big-bang world-beat on Clevaland’s `Congo Square’

    Posted on June 19th, 2007 in Review | 10

    Worlds collided to wonderful effect when trumpeter Wynton Marsalis’ Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and percussionist Yacub Addy’s Odadaa! ensemble shared the stage Monday evening at Playhouse Square’s Allen Theatre.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton is on tour to perform Congo Square

    Posted on June 14th, 2007 in Concerts | 19

    From today, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton and Odadaa! with Yacub Addy will tour the critically-acclaimed work, Congo Square, written by Wynton and Yacub Addy, to 11 U.S. cities. The 24 musicians will perform the celebrated musical experience that had its world premiere in New Orleans last spring. A CD of Congo Square is available on tour only right now, and will be released in the fall.   Keep reading »

  • Set lists for Wynton with JLCO summer tour 2007

    Posted on May 23rd, 2007 in Congo Square, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Tour | 11

    Following you’ll find the set lists for the Congo Square Tour (June 2007) and the Full Steam Ahead Tour (July 2007). The Full Steam Ahead Set List only applies to the Full Steam Ahead Tour, which is only being performed in the North Sea Jazz Festival (Rotterdam), Istanbul, and the U.K. The rest of the venues will have a different program, “The Music of Ornette Coleman”, (set list to be published). Also, please note that this set list is not set in stone and will probably change because it is listed as being a “possible repertoire list”. Please, check Wynton’…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton composes a mass for the Abyssinian Baptist Church

    Posted on May 21st, 2007 in Composition, Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra | 1

    On April 10, 11 & 12, 2008, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra will premiere a special mass composed by Wynton Marsalis to commemorate the 200th anniversary of The Abyssinian Baptist Church. Combining jazz and gospel traditions, this liturgy of the Abyssinian service is the first time collaboration for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Rev. Dr. Calvin O. Butts, III and the church choir. In remarks on Tuesday 15, to the 400 in attendance at the press conference, Wynton explained: “Our music is so rich, songs like ‘Go Down Moses,’ ‘There is a Balm in Gilead’…What was in these songs was the depths…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton plays with finalists of Essentially Ellington Competition 2007

    Posted on May 4th, 2007 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra | 0

    Jazz at Lincoln Center’s nationwide Duke Ellington repertory competition concludes this weekend, as 15 high school jazz orchestras come out swinging. The bands will compete and participate in a festival of workshops, jam sessions and more, during the final Competition & Festival in New York City on May 4 – 6 at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center. The top placing bands perform with Wynton Marsalis, as a soloist on May 6 at Avery Fisher Hall followed by an all Ellington concert performed by the 15-piece Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra – all of whom serve as mentors for each of…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton about the “Chops” documentary at Tribeca Film Festival

    Posted on April 28th, 2007 in News | 4

    On April 26, Wynton participated in a Q&A session at Tribeca Film Festival, with the filmmakers of *Chops*, a documentary film directed by *Bruce Broder* that follows a Florida high school jazz band’s journey to Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival.   Keep reading »

  • A Record Label’s Legacy Is Celebrated and Reimagined

    Posted on April 28th, 2007 in Review | 0

    The legacy of Blue Note Records cuts a wide swath through music history, from the boogie-woogie bustle of Meade Lux Lewis to the folk-stirred pop of Norah Jones. But the label’s core identity rests on a remarkable body of recordings made in the 1950s and ’60s. It’s only natural that “Legends of Blue Note,” a concert presented by Jazz at Lincoln Center on Thursday night, would focus chiefly on that era, if only as a ratification of its enduring appeal.   Keep reading »

  • New tour dates for Wynton and JLCO

    Posted on April 14th, 2007 in Concerts, Congo Square, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Tour | 6

    We have just updated our tour section with new dates. Wynton will tour with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra in USA performing Congo Square, and will be also in tour in Europe this summer, with dates in England, Germany, Belgium, Polland, Spain, etc… Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra personnel includes: Music director and trumpet: Wynton Marsalis; trumpets: Ryan Kisor, Sean Jones, Marcus Printup, James Zollar; trombones: Chris Crenshaw, Vincent Gardner, Elliot Mason; reeds: Walter Blanding, Victor Goines, Sherman Irby, Ted Nash, Joe Temperley; piano: Dan Nimmer; bass: Carlos Henriquez; drums: Ali Jackson. Odadaa! personnel includes: Yacub Addy, founder …   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and JLCO celebrate The Legends of Blue Note

    Posted on April 8th, 2007 in Blue Note, Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra | 2

    Wynton and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO) will debut big band arrangements of tunes by some of Blue Note Records’ seminal albums from 1939 to the late ’60s in a concert event entitled “The Legends of Blue Note” on April 26, 27 & 28 at 8pm in Rose Theater at Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City. The Legends of Blue Note will feature the critically acclaimed big band performing music from Lee Morgan’s Cornbread, Horace Silver’s Songs For My Father, Herbie Hancock’s Maiden Voyage and many more recordings from the renowned record label. Ticket information and other…   Keep reading »