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  • Wynton explains: What is an arranger

    Posted on November 24th, 2006 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Jazz for young people | 0

    “How do 15 strong-willed musicians come together in perfect harmony? How does the standard become fresh again? … Thank the arranger, the unsung hero who musically choreographs every show, bringing order and imagination to the bandstand.” On December 2, at 12pm and 2pm, The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis in the “Jazz for young people” concert series, explore the techniques arrangers use to help everyone get along and sound good, good, good. More info about tickets on JALC web site   Keep reading »

  • Wynton performs Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue

    Posted on November 9th, 2006 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra | 3

    On November 16, 17, 18 at Rose Theater, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, the American Composers Orchestra with special guest conductor Steven Sloane and pianist Marcus Roberts perform Gershwin’s groundbreaking Rhapsody in Blue, and then underscore vocal performances of Nelson Riddle’s finest arrangements from the Gershwin songbook. The evening includes music by Charles Mingus and John Lewis and closes as the ACO’s Music Alive Composer in Residence Derek Bermel brings his innovative vision to an exciting new work. More info about tickets on JALC web site   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and JALC celebrate George Gershwin

    Posted on November 7th, 2006 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Tribute | 0

    On November 13, 2006 at 7pm, Jazz at Lincoln Center will celebrate the music of the great American composer George Gershwin at the organization’s fall gala entitled Manhattan Rhapsody: A Celebration of George Gershwin. Hosted by CBS News Correspondent and Jazz at Lincoln Center Board member Ed Bradley, the concert will feature the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, the American Composers Orchestra, Patti Austin, Kitty Carlisle Hart, Michael Feinstein, Angela Lansbury, Marcus Roberts, Brian Stokes Mitchell and other special guests. The concert will be followed by a festive dinner held throughout the Frederick P. Rose Hall.   Keep reading »

  • All About Jazz reviews Wynton and Armstrong’s Hot Fives concert

    Posted on October 25th, 2006 in Jazz at Lincoln Center, Louis Armstrong, Review | 0

    All about Jazz has just published a review about the Wynton and Louis Armstrong’s Hot Fives concert, held on September 28-30 at Rose Theater in New York City   Keep reading »

  • Wynton and Louis Armstrong’s Hot Fives

    Posted on September 26th, 2006 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, New Orleans | 5

    Wynton and guest musicians will perform in Wynton and Louis Armstrong’s Hot Fives on September 28, 29 & 30 at 8pm in Frederick P. Rose Hall to present the groundbreaking and historic works by the Hot Five, Louis Armstrong’s first jazz recording band with him as a leader. Wynton Marsalis, Jonathan Batiste, Carlos Henriquez, Vincent Gardner, Victor Goines, Wycliffe Gordon, Ali Jackson, Don Vappie and others will perform these recordings that pioneered a new era of jazz, bringing the concept of the soloist into the spotlight. Wynton will world-premiere new compositions and perform Louis Armstrong’s Hot Five masterpieces including “West…   Keep reading »

  • Coltrane concert at JALC reviewed by the New York Times

    Posted on September 16th, 2006 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, New York Times, Review | 4

    Yesterday, Wynton and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra performed the music of John Coltrane at Frederick P. Rose Hall. Here is a review of the concert on the New York Times (free registration required)   Keep reading »

  • 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 »

  • Photoreport about Spring Gala 2006 at JALC

    Posted on June 15th, 2006 in Jazz at Lincoln Center, Photo | 1

    The Jazz at Lincoln Center web site, has been recently updated with new photos about the “Spring Gala 2006“   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 »

  • Wynton back on stage for the Lincoln Center’s spring gala

    Posted on June 7th, 2006 in Concerts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Lips | 2

    Wynton Marsalis played the trumpet on Monday night at the Apollo Theater after a monthlong hiatus caused by a lip inflammation. The occasion was Jazz at Lincoln Center’s fifth annual spring gala, which featured guest performances by Joe Cocker, Tracy Chapman, John Mayer, John Legend and Natalie Merchant. Throughout the evening Wynton was onstage with his septet, which served as a house band. He joined his bandmates on a succession of background horn arrangements, including one for “Unchain My Heart” that featured Mr. Cocker. He also ventured a few brief solos, sounding less tentative as the night progressed. His…   Keep reading »