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  • Wynton Marsalis and JLCO play Coltrane

    Posted on September 13th, 2006 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Tribute | 0

    Jazz at Lincoln Center celebrates John Coltrane’s 80th Birthday with performance and education events September 14, 15, 16 & 20, throughout Frederick P. Rose Hall Ecstatic and somber, secular and sacred, John Coltrane’s musical sermons transform Rose Theater into a place of healing and celebration with orchestrations of his small group masterpieces “My Favorite Things,” “Giant Steps,” “Naima” and more. The LCJO with Wynton marks the 80th year since the birth of one of the most admired, influential and adventurous artists in the history of jazz. More info about tickets on JALC web site   Keep reading »

  • Marsalis returns to Vitoria

    Posted on July 16th, 2006 in Review | 3

    The trumpeter Wynton Marsalis fulfilled his promise and returned last night to the International Festival of Jazz in Vitoria to complete and premier exclusively a work dedicated to the city, his personal tribute to the city was rewarded with a statue commemorating the first ever Pulitzer Prize in Jazz.   Keep reading »

  • Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra renamed

    Posted on June 14th, 2006 in Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra | 1

    The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, the house orchestra of Jazz at Lincoln Center, will henceforth be known as the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis. The change will help identify the band, which is led by Wynton, more closely with the organization’s “worldwide brand,”. The group currently includes bassist Carlos Henriquez; drummer Ali Jackson; pianist Dan Nimmer; trumpeters Ryan Kisor, Sean Jones, and Marcus Printup; trombonists Chris Crenshaw, Vincent Gardner, and AndrĂ© Hayward; and reed players Walter Blanding, Victor Goines, Sherman Irby, Ted Nash, and Joe Temperley. Former members include saxophonist Wes “Warmdaddy” Anderson, pianist Eric Reed,…   Keep reading »

  • New tour dates for Wynton and the JLCO

    Posted on May 23rd, 2006 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Tour | 0

    Wynton and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, will tour Europe this summer, playing in France, Spain and England. There are also a lot of new dates for fall 2006 in USA, where Wynton will play with his quartet. Please check the new tour schedule   Keep reading »

  • Behind the scenes at Jazz at Lincoln Center

    Posted on May 15th, 2006 in Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Photo, Video | 4

    On February 17, 2006, Wynton and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra assembled at Frederick P. Rose Hall, for a photoshoot with photgrapgher Clay Patrick McBride. Take a peek behind the scenes. (Real Player required). Take a look also to these Wynton photos by Clay Patrick McBride   Keep reading »

  • Marsalis’s ‘Congo Square,’ With the Lincoln Center Orchestra

    Posted on May 6th, 2006 in Review | 5

    Wynton Marsalis has composed a number of extended works during his tenure as artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, usually with the stated ambition of capturing some aspect of the African-American experience. On Thursday night at the Rose Theater, he conducted his latest such effort, “Congo Square,” featuring the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and Odadaa!, a nine-piece Ghanaian percussion and vocal troupe.   Keep reading »

  • The Washington Post on Wynton’s “Congo Square”

    Posted on May 4th, 2006 in Review | 3

    The Washington Post has just published an article about Congo Square. The last work from Wynton and Yacub Addy will be performed May 4, 5 and 6 at Rose Theater   Keep reading »

  • Congo Square Rising Up

    Posted on May 3rd, 2006 in Review | 0

    Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center bring comfort and jazz to the city of New Orleans. It’s been about nine months since Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast on August 29, 2005. Today, the area is slowly being rebuilt. Jazz at Lincoln Center Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis has led efforts to heal his native city but his journey there this past month was planned well before the unforeseen disaster. Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra (LCJO) performed a series of free events for people of all ages, including concerts, master classes, clinics, and workshops during a weeklong residency, April 17-23. The events were co-sponsored by the state of Louisiana and the French Quarter Festival in New Orleans.   Keep reading »

  • Photos and video from the world premiere of Wynton’s Congo Square

    Posted on April 24th, 2006 in Articles, Concerts, Congo Square, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, New Orleans, Review | 13

    Yesterday, joined by members of numerous brass bands from throughout the city, the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra with Wynton and the Capital Region-based percussion ensemble Odadaa! marched into historic Congo Square in classic New Orleans parade style Sunday as hundreds of concertgoers danced along behind them. Here you have some photos from the Congo Square rehearsal, and an article on TimesUnion about the world premiere (yesterday) Plus there are also three videos regarding: pre-parade | parade | concert (Quicktime player needed) In the concert video, Wynton sings duetting with Herlin Riley at the tamburine. Tonight, they are going to perform Congo Square…   Keep reading »

  • 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 »