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  • 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 Concerts | 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.   Keep reading »

  • The Band Strikes Up to Play a Few of Its Favorite Things

    Posted on April 3rd, 2007 in Review | 3

    Some concerts by the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra adhere to thematic prescriptions: the legacy of a single composer, for instance, or the sound of a specific place and time. “The Songs We Love,” which the band performed in more than a dozen cities leading up to a three-night stand at the Rose Theater, advanced a somewhat less focused agenda.   Keep reading »

  • A Few of Our Favorite Things

    Posted on April 2nd, 2007 in Review | 0

    When Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra climaxed their concert Thursday night at the Rose Theater with “Rhapsody in Blue,” they were, in a very literal sense, settling an old score. The last time the JALCO played the “Rhapsody” was in November, at an all-Gershwin Gala. That treatment featured the pianist Marcus Roberts as star soloist, but, through no fault of the orchestra or Mr. Roberts, it had to be the worst version of Gershwin’s classic that I’ve ever heard.   Keep reading »

  • Marsalis and company play ‘Songs We Love’

    Posted on March 26th, 2007 in Review | 2

    If you were lucky enough to score a ticket to Saturday night’s Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis concert, then you heard a pristine performance from a group of world-class musicians. The program presented by the orchestra was called “The Songs We Love,” and it was filled with well-known Jazz and Big Band standards.   Keep reading »

  • A lesson in loving jazz

    Posted on March 15th, 2007 in Review | 3

    School was in session at Massey Hall last night, when the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra rolled into town. Billed as The Songs We Love, the show consisted of tunes that anchor the Great American Songbook, such as “Tea for Two” and “My Favourite Things.” “These are all songs that you know ... we’re going to play them so well up here, we’re going to make you love them again,” declared Wynton Marsalis as the band launched into “On the Sunny Side of the Street.”   Keep reading »

  • Wynton announces the new Jazz at Lincoln Center 2007/2008 season

    Posted on March 8th, 2007 in Concerts | 3

    In an interview for the New York Times, Wynton announced the 2007/2008 season at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Read the complete article on the New York Times   Keep reading »