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  • Wynton Marsalis makes a noise with the kids

    Posted on June 26th, 2008 in Profiles & Interviews | 0

    Wynton Marsalis, who leads the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra Friday at the Orpheum, is known for his considerable skills as a trumpeter and bandleader, but he’s delighted to talk about his other role, that of artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC).   Keep reading »

  • Wynton to start the USA Summer tour with JLCO

    Posted on June 18th, 2008 in Concerts | 11

    On June 20, 2008, Wynton and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO) will start the 2008 USA Summer tour from Ottawa (from June 20 through July 14). They will also play in Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Victoria, etc.. Check the complete tour schedule with more info about venues. On July 1, they will also perform in Seattle for the SummerFest 2008. Give a look to the nice anecdotes Mark O’Connor tells about Wynton and his CD on Seattle Symphony Blog. Setlists for the Summer tour 2008 will be published on a daily basis in our FORUM. Please send us comments, reviews and photos with Wynton if…   Keep reading »

  • Winners of Essentially Ellington 2008 played with Wynton and JLCO

    Posted on May 18th, 2008 in Concerts | 26

    Two high school jazz bands from Seattle took home the top honors in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s 13th Annual Essentially Ellington competition that culminated with a Saturday night concert where they performed with Wynton Marsalis as guest soloist. Wynton presented the first-place trophy to Scott Brown, director of the Roosevelt High School Jazz Band, during the awards ceremony and concert at Avery Fisher Hall. Seattle’s Garfield High School Jazz Band took second place, but it boasted the winner of the Outstanding Soloist Award in clarinetist and tenor saxophonist Carl Majeau. The third-place trophy went to the Sun Prairie…   Keep reading »

  • Congo Square trailer available for download

    Posted on May 16th, 2008 in Video | 4

    The new Congo Square DVD is in stores, as you know, and we are able to show you a trailer through our podcast. The new video-clip is available directly from our podcast on iTunes Music Store (open directly in iTunes). If you are already subscribed to the podcast, simply update your subscription on iTunes to download the new video automatically. If you are not subscribed, subscribe to Wynton’s podcast for free on iTunes Music Store, to download the Congo Square trailer and many other interesting video clips automatically (advised).   Keep reading »

  • Video: Clips from Abyssinian 200 performance

    Posted on May 3rd, 2008 in Video | 4

    Here you have a video-clip about “Abyssinian 200: A Celebration” performance at JALC.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and JLCO touring Canada on June 2008

    Posted on May 1st, 2008 in Concerts | 1

    Next June, Wynton and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO) will tour Canada for some concerts in Ottawa, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver and Vitoria. More info about the complete schedule in our Tour section. The tour dates for July 2008 will be published as soon as possible.   Keep reading »

  • Video: Preview the Vitoria Suite

    Posted on April 30th, 2008 in Video | 6

    On April 24, 25 & 26, 2008, at Rose Theater, during the “Tap Meets Flamenco” concert, Wynton the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra also performed selections from the Vitoria Suite, which the city of Vitoria (Spain) commissioned Wynton to write. The city of Vitoria-Gasteiz also produced a promotional video and used one song from the Vitoria Suite as background music. Enjoy it…   Keep reading »

  • Marsalis Leads The Faithful

    Posted on April 15th, 2008 in Review | 0

    This past weekend, to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Abyssinian Baptist Church, which is generally regarded as New York’s oldest Afro-American religious institution, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Hall was transformed into a kind of spiritual multiplex. Gospel choirs issued forth from every performance space, and also in the public atrium in between (where macaroni and cheese was served, presumably to evoke the provisions one might find at a Sunday school picnic). What artistic director Wynton Marsalis usually calls the House of Swing had become the House of Prayer.   Keep reading »

  • Tap Meets Flamenco at JALC

    Posted on April 14th, 2008 in Concerts | 1

    On April 24, 25 & 26, 2008, at Rose Theater, in a special concert event called Tap Meets Flamenco, Spanish pianist Chano Dominguez performs his work De Cadi a New Orleans with his flamenco ensemble and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra also performs selections from The Vitoria Suite, which the city of Vitoria, Spain commissioned Wynton Marsalis to write and “Evolution of the Groove” featuring drummer Herlin Riley.   Keep reading »

  • Marsalis Mass Honors Harlem Church

    Posted on April 14th, 2008 in Review | 0

    A young institution pays tribute to a venerable one with Wynton Marsalis’s “Abyssinian 200: A Celebration.” It was written for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, founded in 1988, in honor of the 200th anniversary of the Abyssinian Baptist Church, a bulwark of African-American New York City. The orchestra introduced the work last week at its own Rose Theater.   Keep reading »