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  • Set list for Summer tour 2007

    Posted on July 10th, 2007 in Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Tour | 17

    Wynton is in Turkey tonight, for a two days performance at Instanbul Jazz Festival. Then he will go to Rotterdam for the North Sea Jazz Festival. On the 2007 European Tour, Wynton and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra are performing music from one of two repertoires: The Music of Ornette Coleman and Full Steam Ahead. The Music of Ornette Coleman will feature the big band performing selections by one of the most preeminent and controversial innovators of the jazz avant-garde, Ornette Coleman. Selections may include “Rambiln”, “ “T&T,” “Una Muy Bonita” and “Free”. Drawing from the Full Steam Ahead…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton starts the European Tour 2007 with the JLCO

    Posted on July 3rd, 2007 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Tour | 4

    Wynton is in Europe now for his Summer Tour 2007 with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO). Tonight we will play in Vilnius (Lithuania) and tomorrow he will play in Warsaw (Poland) for the JVC Jazz Festival. Then they will play in Germany, Belgium, Turkey, Netherlands, Spain, UK and France. The new dates in Spain (Valencia, Madrid, Peñíscola and San Feliu de Guixol) have been confirmed in the latest hours. Please, check the complete tour schedule for more info about venues. Please send us comments, reviews and photos with Wynton if you attend one of the concerts. They will…   Keep reading »

  • ‘Congo Square’ a dialogue of eras

    Posted on June 26th, 2007 in Review | 4

    When Wynton Marsalis rocketed to stardom in the 1980s, he seemed poised to enjoy a long career as a hyper-virtuoso trumpeter. Though Marsalis remains a top-flight soloist, it’s his work as composer of epic scores that more deeply defines his art. Clearly, no one else in recent jazz history has produced a comparable list of vast compositions, including the thunderous “All Rise” (performed earlier this year by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra), the incantatory “In This House, On This Morning” (a jazz evocation of a gospel church service) and the incendiary “Blood on the Fields” (the first jazz composition to win the Pulitzer Prize in music, in 1997).   Keep reading »

  • A dazzling trip to Crescent City’s Congo Square

    Posted on June 23rd, 2007 in Review | 0

    After helping elevate the jazz genre to an even more mainstream platform throughout the 1980s, Wynton Marsalis has embarked upon a number of compelling paths. Yet the famed trumpeter/composer/conductor is currently in the midst of an incredibly ambitious streak thanks to his new work Congo Square, which he’s been staging all across the country backed by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, along with drum master Yacub Addy and his eight piece Odadaa! Troupe.   Keep reading »

  • 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 »