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  • 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 »

  • ‘Congo’ dedicated to New Orleans

    Posted on April 16th, 2006 in Profiles & Interviews | 0

    Wynton Marsalis has lived in the Big Apple for more than 25 years, but his heart is still in the Big Easy, as befits a New Orleans native whose music is steeped in the rich cultural traditions of his hometown.   Keep reading »

  • Marsalis mixes it up

    Posted on April 14th, 2006 in Profiles & Interviews | 9

    Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra celebrate his native New Orleans next week with the premiere of Congo Square, an 80-minute composition co-written and performed with Ghanian drum master Yacub Addy and his nine-piece ensemble, Odadaa!   Keep reading »

  • Wynton’s playing - 20 years of jazz music

    Posted on March 31st, 2006 in Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Photo, Video | 7

    In these two video clips you’ll be able to see Wynton playing in 1980 (circa…) with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, and a video where he plays Cherokee at Royal Albert Hall with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. (2000) You can also enjoy these old high-res photos (Wynton with Miles Davis, and many others…)   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and JALC celebrate New Orleans

    Posted on March 21st, 2006 in Concerts, Congo Square, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, New Orleans | 2

    Jazz at Lincoln Center announced a full-scale celebration of New Orleans from the Big Easy to the Big Apple. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (JLCO) with Wynton Marsalis will perform free events for people of all ages, including concerts, master classes, clinics, and workshops during a weeklong residency in New Orleans from April 17-23. The residency is in conjunction with the state of Louisiana and in partnership with the French Quarter Festival in New Orleans. The LCJO in collaboration with Odadaa! will perform a world premiere composition called “Congo Square“ co-written by Wynton and Yacub Addy who leads Odadaa!…   Keep reading »

  • Secrets of greatness: How I work

    Posted on March 10th, 2006 in Profiles & Interviews | 2

    You don’t want trumpet players and musicians being your primary business decision-makers. It’s not possible for me to do that and write music, program the season, and conduct the band. I really do let people do their jobs, so when we come together, we know what each is supposed to do. But I weigh in on everything.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and the new season at Jazz at Lincoln Center

    Posted on March 10th, 2006 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, New York Times | 3

    “Innovations in Jazz” is the theme of the new upcoming season at JALC. Check out all the new concerts with Wynton, JLCO and other famous musician (Joe Zawinul, Marcus Miller, etc…) on the New York Times (free registration required)   Keep reading »

  • Central Avenue Breakdown reviewed by the New York Times

    Posted on February 27th, 2006 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, New York Times, Review | 4

    “Central Avenue Breakdown”, Wynton and LCJO last concert at Rose Theater, has been reviewed by the New York Times and by All Abuot Jazz.com   Keep reading »

  • Wynton playing with Gerald Wilson and Plas Johnson next week

    Posted on February 17th, 2006 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Tribute | 4

    Jazz at Lincoln Center continues to celebrate the jazz cities of America with a special concert series entitled Los Angeles: Central Avenue Breakdown featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis on February 23-25 at 8pm at Frederick P. Rose Hall on Broadway at 60th St. in New York City. Gerald Wilson, who arranged music for Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie and Count Basie, leads the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra in this celebration, joined by fellow Los Angeles natives Plas Johnson, the sultry tenor sax voice of Mancini’s “Pink Panther” theme. Tickets are $30, $50, $75, $100, $130 and available at the Jazz…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and Yacub Addy rehearsing Congo Square

    Posted on February 11th, 2006 in News | 3

    Wynton Marsalis and Yacub Addy, who lives in Latham, are collaborating on Congo Square, a new composition that pays tribute to the historic site on Rampart Street in New Orleans where African slaves gathered to perform their own music during the 1700s and 1800s. Commissioned by Jazz at Lincoln Center, “Congo Square” will attempt to reunite traditional African rhythms with New Orleans’ specific brand of American jazz. Combining the talents of Odadaa! and Marsalis’ Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, the new work will have its world premiere in Congo Square in New Orleans on April 23, despite the ravages of Hurricane Katrina.   Keep reading »