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  • Wynton’s comments about his week in New Orleans

    Posted on April 27th, 2009 in Concerts | 4

    Wynton is coming back from his tour with JLCO in New Orleans. He commented live on his Facebook and Twitter profile, from the Big Easy. Read his live report from his weekend in NOLA. Leaving for NOLA (April 22, 2009) Master photographer Frank Stewart and I have just hit the road on our 63rd trip around the U.S. We are excited because our destination is New Orleans. The home of soul. We are performing “Congo Square” with Yacub Addy and Odadaa! My homefolks are calling talking about gumbo parties and jam sessions. The band is ready. Its gon’ be one of…   Keep reading »

  • New Summer 2009 tour dates for Wynton and JLCO

    Posted on March 26th, 2009 in Concerts | 13

    Next July, Wynton is going to play in Europe for his Summer Tour 2009 with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO). New dates have been confirmed for Germany, France, Italy, Hungary and Spain. Please, check the complete tour schedule for more info about venues.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton was a guest on the Kenny Burns Show

    Posted on February 4th, 2009 in Video | 1

    On January 30, 2009, Wynton was in Atlanta with JLCO to play at Atlanta Symphony Hall. Following the performance, the Collective Renaissance Guild (CRG) privy guests assembled in the Woodruff Arts Center for an exclusive cocktail reception with Wynton and other members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Celebrity personality Kenny Burns moderated a Q&A session about the power of jazz music and its impact on the Hip Hop culture. . Click “Read more” to watch the video from the event…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and JLCO to start the January 2009 USA tour

    Posted on January 15th, 2009 in Concerts | 7

    Today, Wynton and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO) will start the January 2009 USA tour from Wilmington (from January 15 through January 30). They are going to perform at Kenan Auditorium tonight. They will also play in Charleston, Virginia Beach, Chapel Hill, Washington, Miami, etc.. Check the complete tour schedule with more info about venues. On January 19, they will perform in Washington on the occasion of Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday. You can follow Wynton daily on his tour, through his Twitter account. Feel free to send us comments, reviews and photos with Wynton if you are going to attend…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton to play Nursery Song Swing at Jazz at Lincoln Center

    Posted on November 1st, 2008 in Concerts | 9

    On November 6-7-8, 2009, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton and guest artists will transform traditional children’s songs and nursery rhymes with a big band twist. Performed at Jazz at Lincoln Center for the first time, Nursery Song Swing features new arrangements by members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Young guest artists Grace Kelly (age 16) on saxophone, Carl Majeau (age 17) on saxophone and Jonathan Russell (age 13) on violin, join the orchestra for this unique concert event. More info about tickets on www.jalc.org   Keep reading »

  • Video: Ahmad Jamal performing with Wynton at JALC

    Posted on September 26th, 2008 in Video | 1

    On September 18-20, 2008, Jazz at Lincoln Center opened its 2008-09 season, with master of jazz piano, Ahmad Jamal, and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis performing in Rose Theater.   Keep reading »

  • Ahmad Jamal at JALC’s season opening concert

    Posted on September 25th, 2008 in Review | 0

    When Ahmad Jamal mentioned that it’s been 50 years since “that” recording in Chicago—the renowned At the Pershing: But Not For Me which he recorded as a member of the Pershing Hotel’s house trio in 1958—his longevity and scope as a pianist quickly came into perspective and overwhelmed me. Few pianists, let alone jazz musicians, can claim such an expansive career. That the majority of this setlist came only from the latter 20 years of his repertoire was an additional testament to his continuing presence as one of jazz’s great pianists and innovators. But at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s season opening concert series in Rose Hall Jamal humbly eschewed his celebrated stature, opting to cherish the Hall’s demure acoustics, his quartet’s deft phrasing, and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra’s superb arrangements and soloing.   Keep reading »

  • Review: ‘Ahmad Jamal, Wynton Marsalis’

    Posted on September 25th, 2008 in Review | 0

    Celebrating the 50th anniversary of his landmark recording of “Poinciana,” Ahmad Jamal encored the piece in a politely designed and refined performance. The vet pianist played with his trademark feathery grace that’s often accented by boldly explosive chords. Jamal’s opening set found him in the company of a rhythmic trio governed by percussionist Manolo Badrena, whose dancing fingers provided a relentlessly pulsating tempo for the entire repertoire.   Keep reading »

  • Ahmad Jamal Strikes up the Orchestra

    Posted on September 22nd, 2008 in Review | 0

    Can this really be the fifth season of Jazz at Lincoln Center at Rose Hall? Already there are young people filling seats at the Rose Theater who probably feel that JaLC has been around forever, and even take it for granted. They’d probably be amazed to hear that listeners in the 1940s thought it was a big deal whenever jazz made it to one of the major concert halls, like Carnegie or Town Hall, and probably couldn’t imagine a world in which American music was accorded the same respect as symphonies and chamber works. (It had only been a few generations since ragtime was condemned by the pope and jazz itself was officially denounced by the city of New Orleans, where it was created.) So if young fans want to act as though Rose Hall — the only jazz-specific multiplex in the country, if not the world — is no big deal, then that’s a good thing, an illustration of how far we’ve come.   Keep reading »

  • A Pianist Fully in Charge of Everything He Surveys

    Posted on September 19th, 2008 in Review | 0

    Ahmad Jamal stood up repeatedly from the piano at the Rose Theater on Thursday night, almost always during a song. His reasons had to do with the act of management, which plays an important role in his music. Sometimes he turned to face the rest of his rhythm section, as if to observe its progress or pass silent judgment. Sometimes he was making an announcement, or cuing the big band onstage. It was the kickoff for Jazz at Lincoln Center’s new season, but the timing felt almost incidental. Mr. Jamal had the floor, unequivocally, and he wasn’t interested in behaving like a guest.   Keep reading »