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  • Wynton is on tour to perform Congo Square

    Posted on June 14th, 2007 in Articles, Concerts, Congo Square, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Tour | 19

    From today, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton and Odadaa! with Yacub Addy will tour the critically-acclaimed work, Congo Square, written by Wynton and Mr. Addy, to 11 U.S. cities. The 24 musicians will perform the celebrated musical experience that had its premiere in New Orleans last spring. A CD of Congo Square is available on tour only right now, and will be released in the fall. Today the band is performing in Rochester; tomorrow June 15, they will be in Philadelphia (read article by Philly.com and an interview by the Citypaper); on June 16 they will perform in Bushkill …   Keep reading »

  • Set lists for Wynton with JLCO summer tour 2007

    Posted on May 23rd, 2007 in Congo Square, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Tour | 11

    Following you’ll find the set lists for the Congo Square Tour (June 2007) and the Full Steam Ahead Tour (July 2007). The Full Steam Ahead Set List only applies to the Full Steam Ahead Tour, which is only being performed in the North Sea Jazz Festival (Rotterdam), Istanbul, and the U.K. The rest of the venues will have a different program, “The Music of Ornette Coleman”, (set list to be published). Also, please note that this set list is not set in stone and will probably change because it is listed as being a “possible repertoire list”. Please, check Wynton’…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton composes a mass for the Abyssinian Baptist Church

    Posted on May 21st, 2007 in Composition, Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra | 1

    On April 10, 11 & 12, 2008, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra will premiere a special mass composed by Wynton Marsalis to commemorate the 200th anniversary of The Abyssinian Baptist Church. Combining jazz and gospel traditions, this liturgy of the Abyssinian service is the first time collaboration for the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Rev. Dr. Calvin O. Butts, III and the church choir. In remarks on Tuesday 15, to the 400 in attendance at the press conference, Wynton explained: “Our music is so rich, songs like ‘Go Down Moses,’ ‘There is a Balm in Gilead’…What was in these songs was the depths…   Keep reading »

  • 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 »

  • Legends of Blue Note concert reviewed by New York Times

    Posted on April 28th, 2007 in Articles, Blue Note, Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, New York Times, Review | 0

    On April 26, 27 at Rose Theater, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis debuted exciting and long-overdue big band arrangements of music recorded for Blue Note Records in the 1950s and ’60s. Here is a review of the first concert evening on the New York Times (free subscription required). Tonight, April 28, there will be the last performance at JALC.   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 Blue Note, Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra | 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. Ticket information and other…   Keep reading »

  • Wynton gave masterclass at Onondaga Community College

    Posted on March 30th, 2007 in Articles, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Masterclass, Photo, Review | 3

    Last Tuesday, on March 26, Wynton was in Syracuse and gave a masterclass for the alumni of Onondaga Community College. Here is an article about the event on Syracuse.com. On March 27 he played with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra in Utica. Thanks to our friend Michael who gave us the link, we can show you have a wonderful audio-photo slideshow of the concert.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton interviewed by the Boston Herald

    Posted on March 28th, 2007 in Articles, Interview, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra | 5

    The Boston Herald has just published a new interview to Wynton about his new album: From the Plantation to the Penitentiary. Wynton is in Boston today to play at Symphony Hall with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. This is the last date of the “The Songs We Love” tour. On March 29, 30, 31, Wynton will play the same concert at Rose Theater, in New York City.   Keep reading »

  • Wynton’s concert in Savannah reviewed

    Posted on March 26th, 2007 in Articles, Interview, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Review, Tribute | 2

    On March 24, Wynton was in Savannah with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra to play as Savannah Music Festival. Here is an article about the concert by Savanna Morning News Before the concert, Wynton made a brief appearance at 514 West, a restaurant on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. to say a few words about King Oliver. The event culminated in the unveiling of a plaque in Oliver’s honor. The plaque was affixed to the exterior of the restaurant’s historic brick wall. Here is a small video about Wynton’s tribute for King Oliver. You can also take a…   Keep reading »